via zoom: Carmelite Conversations: The Spiritual Canticle by John of the Cross, with Philip Harvey


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


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Composed in prison and copied out later from memory, ‘The Spiritual Canticle’ of St John of the Cross is a long poem that was never published in his lifetime (1542-1591). Typically, the words track the relationship of the Soul to God in terms of a lover and the Beloved, drawing especially on the Song of Songs. In this morning’s session, Philip Harvey identifies main turning points in this relationship, with close readings of particular passages. The plan is to open up understanding of this remarkable and very personal poem.  

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 December conversation and pay through bank transfer. Thank you.

NOTE: This is the last session for the 2022. For those who have attended any of the previous nine sessions throughout the year, please make a donation of $10 per session to help the Carmelite Centre continue our work, if you haven’t already done so. Thank you. You can donate here. Donations helps to 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.

Carmelite Conversations will continue on zoom on the first Wednesday of each month February to December 2023. The program will become available over the coming weeks.






Bookings are closed for this event.