This Conversation is a simple introduction to three major spiritual and philosophical writers who were contemporaries: Edith Stein, Etty Hillesum, and Simone Weil. All three were Jewish women who either converted or engaged actively in their own religious quest. Edith Stein became a Carmelite nun and is now canonised by the Catholic Church. Etty Hillesum lived an intense and devoted life in occupied Amsterdam; like Stein, she died in Auschwitz. Simone Weil was a brilliant French philosopher who discovered mystical tradition; she died in England in 1943. The three portraits emerge over time, as we hear of their thought through shared quotes. The Conversation will focus on three main subjects in their writing: Empathy, Love, and the Cross.
About the presenter: Philip Harvey is the Librarian at the Carmelite Library Middle Park.
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 September 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.
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.