UPCOMING EVENTS


Date/Time Event
01/01/2023 - 31/01/2023
10:00 AM

January Holiday Reading - Library Blog
01/01/2023 - 31/01/2023
10:00 AM

Resources for Stillness and Silence
07/02/2023
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

in person: Centering Prayer Meditation with Kathryn Pile, 1st Tuesday of the month at 12:45pm in the Library
15/02/2023
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

via zoom: Spiritual Reading Group 2023, 3rd Wednesday of the Month, 10.30am to 12.00pm
21/02/2023
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

via zoom: Scripture Study Group 2023: St Paul's Letter to the Romans, 3rd Tuesday 1.30- 3.00
24/02/2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Monthly Gathering last Friday of the Month 11.30am - 1pm
Carmelite Library Middle Park, Middle Park Victoria
28/02/2023
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

in person: Women's Art Circle 2023, with Michele Harris, fourth Tuesday of the month, 10.30am - 12.00pm
01/03/2023
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

via zoom: Carmelite Conversations 2023, 1st Wednesday of the month, 10.30am to 12.00pm
31/03/2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Monthly Gathering last Friday of the Month 11.30am - 1pm
Carmelite Library Middle Park, Middle Park Victoria
04/04/2023
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

via zoom: Eco-Spirituality Reading Circle 2023 - 4th April in person and lunch
Carmelite Library, Middle Park VIC
28/04/2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Monthly Gathering last Friday of the Month 11.30am - 1pm
Carmelite Library Middle Park, Middle Park Victoria
26/05/2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Monthly Gathering last Friday of the Month 11.30am - 1pm
Carmelite Library Middle Park, Middle Park Victoria
30/06/2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Monthly Gathering last Friday of the Month 11.30am - 1pm
Carmelite Library Middle Park, Middle Park Victoria
28/07/2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Monthly Gathering last Friday of the Month 11.30am - 1pm
Carmelite Library Middle Park, Middle Park Victoria
25/08/2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Monthly Gathering last Friday of the Month 11.30am - 1pm
Carmelite Library Middle Park, Middle Park Victoria
29/09/2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Monthly Gathering last Friday of the Month 11.30am - 1pm
Carmelite Library Middle Park, Middle Park Victoria
27/10/2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Monthly Gathering last Friday of the Month 11.30am - 1pm
Carmelite Library Middle Park, Middle Park Victoria
24/11/2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Monthly Gathering last Friday of the Month 11.30am - 1pm
Carmelite Library Middle Park, Middle Park Victoria
12/12/2023
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

via zoom: Prayer Meditation, Tuesdays 5.00 - 5.40pm
29/12/2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Monthly Gathering last Friday of the Month 11.30am - 1pm
Carmelite Library Middle Park, Middle Park Victoria

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Carmelite Friends WhatsApp - join for sharing reflection and information
27/01/2022 - 27/01/2023    
12:00 AM
The Carmelite WhatsApp group for those interested in sharing reflection and information with others.  You will need to use the WhatsApp app to join this [...]
via zoom: Centering Prayer Meditation, with Kathryn Pile, Tuesdays 5.00 - 5.50pm Tuesdays
29/11/2022    
5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
We invite you to join us via zoom for Centering Prayer Meditation with Kathryn Pile, Tuesdays at 5.00pm Recurring Zoom link for Gathering https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81776225161?pwd=V2o1L1V0TmFoay9XSFRieUtrcWJqdz09 Centering [...]
Thursday Evening Weekly Meditation 7.00pm plus on-line resources available
01/12/2022    
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
You are invited to experience meditation as a way of bringing peace, harmony and joy to your life. Meditation is a way to assist you [...]
via zoom: Centering Prayer Meditation, with Kathryn Pile, Tuesdays 5.00 - 5.50pm Tuesdays
06/12/2022    
5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
We invite you to join us via zoom for Centering Prayer Meditation with Kathryn Pile, Tuesdays at 5.00pm Recurring Zoom link for Gathering https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81776225161?pwd=V2o1L1V0TmFoay9XSFRieUtrcWJqdz09 Centering [...]
via zoom: Carmelite Conversations: The Spiritual Canticle by John of the Cross, with Philip Harvey
07/12/2022    
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Composed in prison and copied out later from memory, ‘The Spiritual Canticle’ of St John of the Cross is a long poem that was never [...]
Thursday Evening Weekly Meditation 7.00pm plus on-line resources available
08/12/2022    
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
You are invited to experience meditation as a way of bringing peace, harmony and joy to your life. Meditation is a way to assist you [...]
Christmas Park Gathering Saturday 10 December 2022 11.30am - 1.00pm
10/12/2022    
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Join us on Saturday morning 10 December between 11.30am - 1.00 pm 2022 at Vincent Gardens in South Melbourne Weather permitting - An end of [...]
via zoom: Centering Prayer Meditation, with Kathryn Pile, Tuesdays 5.00 - 5.45pm Tuesdays
13/12/2022    
5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
We invite you to join us via zoom for Centering Prayer Meditation with Kathryn Pile, Tuesdays at 5.00pm LAST SESSION FOR 2022 Recurring Zoom link [...]
Thursday Evening Weekly Meditation 7.00pm plus on-line resources available
15/12/2022    
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
You are invited to experience meditation as a way of bringing peace, harmony and joy to your life. Meditation is a way to assist you [...]
Advent Webinar: The Listening Heart of Advent with Daryl Moresco 17 December 2pm UTC 5 (Sunday 18 Dec 6am AEDT)
18/12/2022    
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
  Washington DC (USA) Saturday, 17 December 2022 at 2:00:00 pm EST Sunday, 18 December 2022 at 6:00:00 am- (Melbourne Australia) How to use the [...]
via zoom: Meditation Tuesdays 5.00 - 5.40pm Tuesdays TBC
20/12/2022    
5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Join us via zoom for Meditation Tuesdays at 5.00pm TBC We hope to resume these sessions in 2023 so watch this space for more information. [...]
New Year's Day 2023
31/12/2022    
5:00 PM
We began Advent with the cry, ‘Come, Lord Jesus’. Now we end it with the joyful shout, ‘God is with us!’ Reflecting on the historical [...]
Resources for Stillness and Silence
01/01/2023 - 31/01/2023    
10:00 AM
Over the past year weekly reflections, both text and audio, have been added to the Support page - Tuesday Centering Prayer, Thursday Meditation and Friday [...]
January Holiday Reading - Library Blog
01/01/2023 - 31/01/2023    
10:00 AM
The Carmelite Library reopens at 10:00am on Tuesday 31st January 2023. You may like to explore the library blog for some reading during the holiday [...]

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PAST PROGRAMS

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Past Programs

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

 

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………..”