10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


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We will read and discuss some of Cavafy’s best-known poems: ‘Ithaka’, ‘The God Abandons Antony’, and ‘Waiting for the Barbarians.’

Greek poet Constantinos P. Cavafy was one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th Century. Like Eliot, Joyce and Yeats he addressed a mythologised city, Alexandria, to explore the dimensions of the human condition. His works move in time and space embracing both the sensual inspiration of Greek antiquity and the Orthodox splendour of Imperial Byzantium, eventually taking in the whole of Greek civilization and culture over many centuries.

About the presenter: Susan Southall is an artist and blogger who worked as Library Assistant at the Carmelite Library for many years. Her M.A. degree from the University of Divinity was in the field of Biblical Studies, with a particular interest in the theme of benefaction in the Gospel of Luke.


The 2023 program for Spiritual Reading Group will continue via zoom on the third Wednesday of each month. Details will be uploaded when confirmed.

NOTE: This is the last session for the 2022. For those who have attended any of the 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.

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