UPCOMING EVENTS

in person: Contemplative Walk, Tuesday 5 March 2024, Middle Park, 9.30am

in person: Contemplative Walk, Tuesday 5 March 2024, Middle Park, 9.30am

05/03/2024    
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ALL WELCOME! Join us for a quiet walk beginning at OLMC Church in Middle Park, 210-218 Richardson St Middle Park 9.30am on the first Tuesdays [...]
in person: Centering Prayer Meditation with Kathryn Pile, Tuesday 5 March 2024, 1.00pm in the Malone Room

in person: Centering Prayer Meditation with Kathryn Pile, Tuesday 5 March 2024, 1.00pm in the Malone Room

05/03/2024    
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Kathryn Pile leads Centering Prayer Meditation on the first Tuesday of the month at 1.00pm in the Malone Room.  (214 Richardson Street, Middle Park) The [...]
via zoom: Carmelite Conversations, Denis Andrew OCarm, Carmelite Spirituality in a Secular World and insights from Ruth Burrows, Wednesday 6 March 2024, 10.30 - 12 noon

via zoom: Carmelite Conversations, Denis Andrew OCarm, Carmelite Spirituality in a Secular World and insights from Ruth Burrows, Wednesday 6 March 2024, 10.30 - 12 noon

06/03/2024    
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$10.00
Carmelite Conversations will continue in 2024 via zoom on the first Wednesday of the month from 10:30 - 12:00. (Currently AEDT) The March conversation is [...]
via zoom: Way of the Cross for World Peace, Wednesday 13 March, 5pm

via zoom: Way of the Cross for World Peace, Wednesday 13 March, 5pm

13/03/2024    
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Lay Carmelites are inviting you to join them via zoom to pray the Way of the Cross. The focus of this prayer is the [...]
in person: Lent and Easter Gatherings - Port Melbourne/Middle Park Parish - All Welcome to participate

in person: Lent and Easter Gatherings - Port Melbourne/Middle Park Parish - All Welcome to participate

19/03/2024    
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
All are welcome to participate in the Lenten and Easter events at the parish of Port Melbourne and Middle Park. St Joseph's Church, Cnr Rouse [...]
in person: Monthly Gathering, Friday 22 March, 11.30am - 1pm

in person: Monthly Gathering, Friday 22 March, 11.30am - 1pm

22/03/2024    
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Join us in the Carmelite Library last Friday of each month between 11.30am and 1pm. Please note: The March gathering is on the fourth Friday [...]
in person: Contemplative Walk, Tuesday 2 April 2024, Middle Park, 9.30am

in person: Contemplative Walk, Tuesday 2 April 2024, Middle Park, 9.30am

02/04/2024    
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ALL WELCOME! Join us for a quiet walk beginning at OLMC Church in Middle Park, 210-218 Richardson St Middle Park 9.30am on the first Tuesdays [...]
in person: Centering Prayer Meditation with Kathryn Pile, Tuesday 2 April 2024, 1.00pm in the Malone Room

in person: Centering Prayer Meditation with Kathryn Pile, Tuesday 2 April 2024, 1.00pm in the Malone Room

02/04/2024    
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Kathryn Pile leads Centering Prayer Meditation on the first Tuesday of the month at 1.00pm in the Malone Room.  (214 Richardson Street, Middle Park) The [...]
Carmelite Conversation, Wednesday 3 April replaced by Easter Contemplative Walk Saturday 6 April

Carmelite Conversation, Wednesday 3 April replaced by Easter Contemplative Walk Saturday 6 April

06/04/2024    
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
This month, in the post-Easter season, instead of the usual Carmelite Conversation by zoom, we are offering an in-person Easter Contemplative Walk. Click the link [...]
Easter Contemplative Walk Lilydale - Mt Evelyn Saturday 6 April 9.30am

Easter Contemplative Walk Lilydale - Mt Evelyn Saturday 6 April 9.30am

06/04/2024    
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Join us for a contemplative walk from Lilydale to Mt Evelyn along the stunning Yarra Valley trail. We will meet at Lilydale train station at [...]
via zoom: Eco-Spirituality Reading Circle, Tuesday 16 April, 5.00pm

via zoom: Eco-Spirituality Reading Circle, Tuesday 16 April, 5.00pm

16/04/2024    
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
In 2024 we plan to meet every second month on the third Tuesday of the month this year starting in February. Our dates are as [...]
in person: Monthly Gathering, Friday 26 April, 11.30am - 1pm

in person: Monthly Gathering, Friday 26 April, 11.30am - 1pm

26/04/2024    
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Join us in the Carmelite Library last Friday of each month between 11.30am and 1pm. An opportunity to meet in person and also as we [...]
via zoom: Carmelite Conversations, with Chris Morris, Wednesday 1 May, 2024, 10.30 - 12 noon

via zoom: Carmelite Conversations, with Chris Morris, Wednesday 1 May, 2024, 10.30 - 12 noon

01/05/2024    
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$10.00
Carmelite Conversations will continue in 2024 via zoom on the first Wednesday of the month from 10:30 - 12:00. "Living the Carmelite Way" - prayer, [...]
in person: Contemplative Walk, Tuesday 7 May 2024, Middle Park, 9.30am

in person: Contemplative Walk, Tuesday 7 May 2024, Middle Park, 9.30am

07/05/2024    
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ALL WELCOME! Join us for a quiet walk beginning at OLMC Church in Middle Park, 210-218 Richardson St Middle Park 9.30am on the first Tuesdays [...]
in person: Centering Prayer Meditation with Kathryn Pile, Tuesday 7 May 2024, 1.00pm in the Malone Room

in person: Centering Prayer Meditation with Kathryn Pile, Tuesday 7 May 2024, 1.00pm in the Malone Room

07/05/2024    
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Kathryn Pile leads Centering Prayer Meditation on the first Tuesday of the month at 1.00pm in the Malone Room.  (214 Richardson Street, Middle Park) The [...]
in person: Contemplative Walk, Tuesday 4 June 2024, Middle Park, 9.30am

in person: Contemplative Walk, Tuesday 4 June 2024, Middle Park, 9.30am

04/06/2024    
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ALL WELCOME! Join us for a quiet walk beginning at OLMC Church in Middle Park, 210-218 Richardson St Middle Park 9.30am on the first Tuesdays [...]
in person: Centering Prayer Meditation with Kathryn Pile, Tuesday 4 June 2024, 1.00pm in the Malone Room

in person: Centering Prayer Meditation with Kathryn Pile, Tuesday 4 June 2024, 1.00pm in the Malone Room

04/06/2024    
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Kathryn Pile leads Centering Prayer Meditation on the first Tuesday of the month at 1.00pm in the Malone Room.  (214 Richardson Street, Middle Park) The [...]
in person: Monthly Gathering, Friday 28 June, 11.30am - 1pm

in person: Monthly Gathering, Friday 28 June, 11.30am - 1pm

28/06/2024    
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Join us in the Carmelite Library last Friday of each month between 11.30am and 1pm. An opportunity to meet in person and also as we [...]

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via zoom: Prayer Meditation, Tuesdays 5.00 - 5.40pm approx
30/01/2024    
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM
ALL WELCOME to join us via zoom for Prayer Meditation , Tuesdays at 5.00pm These weekly session resume on Tuesday 30th January 2024 These meditation [...]
via zoom: Lectio Divina with David Hofman OCarm, Fridays 10.00 - 11.00am
02/02/2024    
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
We offering weekly Lectio Divina reflection time on zoom. You are most welcome to join our virtual community on Friday mornings at 10.00am for Lectio [...]
06 Feb
06/02/2024    
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ALL WELCOME! Join us for a quiet walk beginning at OLMC Church in Middle Park, 210-218 Richardson St Middle Park 9.30am on the first Tuesdays [...]
Library Re-opening, Tuesday 6 February 2024, 11.00am
"You are invited to the Carmelite Library’s grand re-opening at 11am on February 6th. This will be a perfect opportunity to meet the team and [...]
in person: Centering Prayer Meditation with Kathryn Pile, Tuesday 6 February 2024, 12.45pm in the Library
Kathryn Pile leads Centering Prayer Meditation on the first Tuesday of the month at 12.45pm in the Carmelite Library. The session runs for approx 50 [...]
via zoom: Carmelite Conversations, Matthew McPhee OCarm, Living the Carmelite charism: a personal journey, Wednesday 7 February 2024, 10.30 - 12 noon
07/02/2024    
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Carmelite Conversations will continue in 2024 via zoom on the first Wednesday of the month from 10:30 - 12:00. (Currently AEDT) The program begins in [...]
via zoom: Reading Luke's Gospel, monthly study group begins Tuesday 20 February, 1.30pm.
20/02/2024    
1:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Reading Luke’s Gospel:  A study group will be established in 2024 to read and discuss Luke’s gospel, via zoom.  The group will meet monthly from [...]
via zoom: Eco-Spirituality Reading Circle, Tuesday 20 February 2024, 5.00pm
20/02/2024    
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
In 2024 we plan to meet every second month on the third Tuesday of the month this year starting in February. Our dates are as [...]
in person: Introduction to Meditation with Peter Thomas, 4 week program beginning Thursday 22 February 2024 at 6.30pm
22/02/2024    
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
A 4-week program in Middle Park to learn skills that will enrich your life. Meditation is a journey that can be easily accommodated by all [...]
in person: Monthly Gathering, Friday 23 February, 11.30am - 1pm
23/02/2024    
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Join us in the Carmelite Library last Friday of each month between 11.30am and 1pm. An opportunity to meet in person and share a cuppa [...]
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I’m always interested in talks that promote interfaith dialogue and was thoroughly absorbed by the presentation by Sr Cheryl and Fr David on Maryam/Mary from the Muslim and Christian traditions. I learnt such a lot. I thank you again It’s just my second time at the centre. I would love another workshop on ‘ mary as our model of courage and vulnerability in difficult times’  or Jesus in the Koran. Thankyou for these useful insights today which I will use to deepen my prayer life and hope to encourage more talks on this to the lay people.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Susan ATHAIDE

 

 

“The thing that made the most impact was the beauty, silence and peace of the environment. It was a magnificent day! The companionship was great too – meeting new people and those who had crossed my path before but I hadn’t seen for a long time. Just being out in the bush and the peace it provided. As a first time ‘pilgrim’, the strongest impact was the gathering together from many corners, geographical and not, all of us ready and willing to walk together.”

 

” It was an opportunity to take part in a retreat before Lent.  It was great to be able to have the time to concentrate upon prayer without distractions. The inner quietness and the knowledge of God’s love within me rather than it being “out there somewhere!”. Most important  was the One-on-One Session each day. The everyday retreat was an accessible way for us to plan in to our day.  I think we are very fortunate to have access to so many “Events” and Services – The Library, The Carmelite Family and 2 Beautiful Churches.”

 

“The dalai lama dvd was really inspiring. Having a relaxed mind through meditation does require some work. I found the idea of lighting a candle helpful and of watching the flame while I meditate. I’ve also reduced the time I was meditating last year to 15-20 min max for a while, as I’d been struggling with 30 minutes. In addition, I’ve decided on a specific spot and time, for the moment.”

 

” The chance to compare the views of Jesus over the decades, it is amazing how the events of the times shaped how the film makers depicted the person of Jesus. Hearing the discussion led by the facilitator was amazing. Fr. Peter Malone was so inspiring and loved his story-telling. I liked the fact that I could come to a workshop for the whole day – more workshops of this duration would be much appreciated. Peter Malone’s knowledge and command of his subject including facilitating discussion.”

 

“I benefited a great deal from Charles’ sessions not least because he is a kind and compassionate man. The idea of living in the now has helped me immensely in caring for my 95 year old mother who is now very disabled in a home. It has helped me not become consumed with this issue. The concept of this breath, this moment. Not living in the past or present – living in the now. Excellent teacher created a spiritual experience.”

 

“Just wanted to once again say a big ‘Thank You’ for making the walking pilgrimage happen. It was a lovely mix of solitude and camaraderie for me, and has been very restorative. The response at the end showed everyone appreciating it so much. My soles may be wounded and sore, but my soul is refreshed.”

 

“Thanks for the nice week end we have spent together in Warburton. On Friday when I joined the group, it was for me an “unknown world” but as soon as I was welcome by Damien, I just felt that I was “really at home”. I have made new friends immediately and I was impressed by the warmth hospitality / simplicity / respect for each other and the Carmelite spirituality during the whole week end. Also it was very nice to meet Sr Rosemary, Br Angelino and Martino. On Sunday the mass at the Sancta Sophia Meditation Community was great and meditative, thanks also to Ken and Kathleen for their warm welcome and the great BBQ on that day. Last but not the least my thanks to Denis who accompanied us on this bushwalk as our spiritual leader.”

 

“Thank you once again for organising such a joyous and spiritually enriching weekend.  Fr Dennis was a very relaxed religious leader, and Ken and Kath were quite an inspiration. I think I did learn to relax a bit more and just let things happen, so it was really beneficial to me, as well as enjoying the walk. Even though I had a blister by the end of the second day and didn’t complete the walk on Sunday, that was my fault for only wearing one pair of socks whilst walking nearly 20kms on the first day.”

 

“Isn’t it amazing the way life just gets in the way once we’re back in the “real world”. Thank you so much for the opportunity to join such a beautiful pilgrimage – so beneficial on so many levels! Many thanks for all your hard work of organisation, it paid off! I am so grateful to you and thanks to the group who made the days so enjoyable.”

 

“Very many thanks for a wonderful opportunity to walk the Warburton Trail.  I enjoyed all aspects of the weekend and thankyou for organising such an event. Look forward to participating in future events.”

 

“Thanks Damien and Irene for organising this Pilgrimage, it has been a wonderful experience and I enjoyed every minute, the spectacular walks in perfect weather, the spiritual input, the comaradarie with the group ending with that beautiful mass in a amazing setting. Feel very blessed to have had this experience………..”