Welcome to Creative Spirituality!
As we’re created in our Heavenly Father’s image and He is the great Creator who delights in His own Creation, so we too delight Him when we respond creatively in our faith. There are many ways to respond creatively and one way is to perform and appreciate poetry. Poetry is an artistic mode that can reflect emotion, sensitivity, the imagination and spirituality. It helps shape the human being to be all we were created to be in body, soul, mind, and spirit.
As each of us is a special creation of His, we all have our own unique creative expression. In this presentation, I will read aloud and comment on a few of my favourite poems that combine being human with creative spirituality. I invite you to share your favourite poem with the group. You may like to read it aloud and/or share some personal reflections.
We read poetry aloud so that we can experience a variety of life situations and deeply felt emotions, original ideas, imaginings and reflections about things, through the poetic spoken form. As we understand who we are, we can appreciate our spiritual selves more fully encompassed within the arms of a loving Heavenly Father.
About the facilitator: Cecily is a Creative Arts therapist and teacher who has worked as a Sensory Art teacher in a special school, has facilitated Arts programs for adolescent and adult mental well-being, and has taught Speech & Drama for over 20 years in various independent schools and privately. She completed her Graduate Diploma with the University of Divinity (2021) and is beginning her Masters at this same university with a focus on the Arts and Spirituality.
Topic: Carmelite Conversations First Wednesday of the Month 2022 Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 843 9359 0639
All are welcome to join. Please book below for the July 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.
We invite you to support the Carmelite Centre to help us continue our work in 2022. We have limited financial support from the Carmelite Fathers Australia & Timor Leste. Donations are essential for us to continue our work. You can donate here.
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.
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.