This Conversation will begin with a brief overview of the Plenary Council Journey since it formally began in 2018, focusing on the fundamental question: ‘What is God asking of us in Australia today?’
There will be some reflection on the time between the online 1st Assembly in October last year and the personal gathering of 277 Members for the 2nd Assembly in Sydney this July, followed by an outline of the process and outcomes of the 2nd Assembly. This will hopefully lead into reflection and conversation on the significance of the whole Plenary Council for the Church in Australia as a movement of the Spirit, directing the Church as it moves into the future, implementing the Decrees of the Council and being open to whatever the “signs of the times” suggest for further change and development.
For some background reading click this link https://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/
Paul Cahill is the Prior Provincial of the Carmelites Australia and Timor Leste and has attended the Plenary Council in that capacity.
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 August 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.
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.