Date(s) - 02/06/2021
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
People throughout the world involved in ecological restoration projects often speak of their work as having a transformative impact not only on the land but upon their very selves. This June Carmelite Conversation will attempt to explore that personal transformation. More specifically, we will contemplate whether John of the Cross’s description of the spiritual pilgrimage is applicable to the soul-impact of the practice of ecological restoration. In addition to considering John’s writings, we will draw on some ideas from contemporary ecological spirituality, and focus on a restoration project in rural Western Australia.
Michelle Jones is a consecrated woman affiliated with the Carmelite Monastery of Quidenham (UK). She lives a life of prayer in Porongurup, WA. Michelle teaches online with BBI-The Australian Institute of Theological Education and also manages the website and social media channels of the Discalced Carmelites of the Australia-Oceania region. Michelle is the author of The Gospel Mysticism of Ruth Burrows: Going to God with Empty Hands (ICS Publications, 2018) and Ruth Burrows: Essential Writings (Orbis Books, 2019) and has edited a forthcoming book by Ruth Burrows.
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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.