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Austin Cooper OMI with talk about the wisdom of Teresa of Avila and its relevance for today. Wednesday 6 April, 10.30am – 12 midday

At first sight, a 16th-century Spanish Carmelite nun and someone living in today’s world might seem to be hopelessly remote and irrelevant to one another. Yet Teresa’s rich humanity, her gentle humour, and her deep love for the Lord still have about them a freshness that is both appealing and practical. Her wisdom still speaks to us with great appeal.

Reverend Professor Austin Cooper OMI, AM served as Master of Catholic Theological College for three separate terms and was once President of the Melbourne College of Divinity. In these capacities he has sat on many Boards and Committees in the Melbourne theological world. His principal interests have been the tradition of English Speaking Spirituality with special interest in the Oxford Movement and the 19th and 20th centuries. He has published extensively in these areas.



Topic: Carmelite Conversations First Wednesday of the Month 2022 Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 843 9359 0639
Passcode: 038757

All are welcome to join. Please book below for the April conversation and pay through bank transfer. Thank you.

The suggested donation for each Carmelite Conversation is $10 which helps offset costs involved in providing the sessions and remunerating the presenter.

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On the first Wednesday morning of each month we explore a topic related to the rich tradition of Carmelite Spirituality. Each month the session will be led by a person inspired by Carmelite Spirituality and so part of the broad community of the Carmelite Family.

A list of the 2022 program is included here. More details about each conversation will be progressively added to the website.

4 May – Will Day on Sr Wendy Beckett

1 June – Paul Chandler OCarm on Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection

6 July – Cecily Clark on Creative Spirituality

3 August – Paul Cahill OCarm on the July Assembly of the Plenary Council

7 September – Philip Harvey on Edith Stein (St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross OCD)

5 October – Paul Sireh OCarm on Mary’s Song as Contemplative in the Scripture (The Magnificat)

2 November – Michelle Jones on Exploring the connections between Carmelite Spirituality and the writings of Brené Brown.

7 December – Philip Harvey on John of the Cross





Bookings are closed for this event.