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This month’s Spiritual Reading Group is with Philip Harvey on Thomas Traherne.

Thomas Traherne (1637-1674) is an English poet and mystical writer whose works were lost from view for 200 years. The chance rediscovery of his many manuscripts has brought to light a spiritual vision of unique value. His emphasis on love and wonder as the true purpose of life has won him many devoted readers.

This Spiritual Reading Group will offer
1. A biography and history of Traherne’s restoration in the last hundred years;
2. readings that introduce us to his meditations on childhood, nature, God, and what he calls ‘felicity’;
3. opportunity for group discussion of these writings. SRG Thomas Traherne PASSAGES

Philip Harvey is librarian of the Carmelite Library.

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The 2022 program for Spiritual Reading Group will continue via zoom on the third Wednesday of each month as follows:

20 April Jenny Raper on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

18 May Philippa Wetherell on St Francis de Sales

15 June Carol O’Connor on Evelyn Underhill

20 July to be confirmed

17 August Wendy Crouch on St Catherine of Siena

21 September Janette Elliott on Dame Julian of Norwich

19 October Susan Frykberg on Jeremy Begbie

16 November Susan Southall on Constantine Cavafy

Please book for March 2022 via the form below and pay suggested donation of $10 or your chosen amount through a bank transfer or the donation page. Thank you. You can also make a donation here.

The suggested donation for each Spiritual Reading Group is $5 which helps offset costs involved in providing the sessions.

We invite you to support the Carmelite Centre to help us continue our work in 2022 by donating for any session you attend. Bank account details are included below.

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.








Bookings are closed for this event.