CANCELLED: Spiritual Reading Group, Wednesday 19 July, 10.30am to 12.00pm


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


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This event will not go ahead due to unforeseen circumstance. Sorry for the inconvenience. We hope to reschedule in 2024.

Gaze, Consider, Contemplate, Imitate

This session will focus on an exploration of the prayer life of St Francis of Assisi through a focus on the “contemplative, cosmic, and evangelizing” aspects of Franciscan Prayer that Ilia Delio so beautifully outlines in her 2004 book Franciscian Prayer.  As we seek God in an often complex world, a roadmap for prayer that uses Franciscan insights from Clare of Assisi as well as St Francis, can enhance our own spiritual path and relationship with God.

About the facilitator:

The Reverend Dr Wendy Crouch is a priest in the Melbourne Anglican Diocese, and currently Assistant Priest at St John’s Church Toorak with specific responsibilities for the development of spiritual growth and pastoral care programs. With a background as a clinical psychologist, she uses an integrative approach in applying insights from both psychology and spirituality to promote emotional and faith development.  She is also a retreat director.


COST OF SESSIONS: Would you shout us a coffee and cake?

The suggested donation to say ‘thank you’ for this session is $10 per person per session. That’s less than the cost of a coffee and cake.  Kindly make your contribution to the cost of providing these events here. Thank you for helping us continue our work.

The Spiritual Reading Group will continue in 2023 on the third Wednesday of the month from 10.30 am to 12.00pm. All are welcome to join for a particular session or regularly. More details will be given about each of these session closer to the event.


The 2023 program is below:

19 July – Wendy Crouch on The Prayer Life of St Francis of Assisi

23 August – Carol O’Connor on Rose Macaulay

20 September – Philip Harvey on The Cloud of Unknowing

18 October – Bata Bardak on Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich

15 November – Susan Southall on the Book of Ecclesiastes






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