Date(s) - 17/03/2020
4:30 AM - 6:00 AM

Carmelite Library



American poet Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892), best known for his vigorous celebration of democracy, was also a late Transcendentalist, inspired by the grandeur of nature to an almost mystical release of the soul. As a nurse in the American Civil War, he saw in the men he tended “the face of the Christ himself, Dead and divine and brother of all, and here again he lies.” Vital and tender, Whitman’s Romantic vision spoke to the spirit of his times.


Each month the Spiritual Reading Group explores a text from a spiritual writer. Each month’s text is available in advance via email attachment or print form collected from the Carmelite Library.
The convenor of the Group is Susan Frykberg. Susan is a composer, sound artist and poet. She also reads widely in Christian mysticism and theology.

The 2020 program of topics and presenter are listed below. Bookings will be open and more details of each month will be available closer to the date.


Bookings are closed for this event.