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The 2020 Program of Events is available to download. To download, right click on the blue link and select 'Save As' to save on your computer. You can also view the document if you left-click on the link.
The coming six months of the program are also listed under 'Events'. Scroll up to view.
Scroll down to read "What people are saying" about our events. Hold the mouse over the text/image to allow longer reading time. Click the arrows to proceed or simply move the mouse off.
These are our programs from past years. Please feel free to download.
- 2019 Full Program
- 2018 Full Program
- 2017 Full Program
- 2016 Full Program
- 2015 Full Program
- 2014 Full Program
- 2013 Semester 2 Program
- 2013 Semester 1 Program
- 2012 Semester 2 Program
- 2012 Semester 1 Program
- 2011 Semester 2 Program
- 2011 Semester 1 Program
- 2010 Semester 2 Program
Spiritual Direction can be particularly helpful if you feel a need for change in your life in response to a calling to a deeper spiritual life; or feel stuck and dissatisfied in your spiritual journey; or when you are dealing with difficult circumstances; or when you feel a desire to talk at a deeper level than day-to-day conversations allow; or have a persistent yearning for a more intimate relationship with God. Speaking about what’s happening, receiving the undivided attention of another, focused on what matters to you, can in itself be most helpful, supportive and encouraging on your spiritual journey.
Is Spiritual Direction different from counselling?
The main focus in Spiritual Direction is your spiritual journey. The main focus of counselling is problem solving. Both deal with the concrete reality of your experience of life and both encourage deepening self-knowledge. In counselling such self-knowledge serves the purpose of dealing with the problem or on-going difficult life situation. In Spiritual Direction such self-knowledge enables greater freedom to respond to the fullness of life to which God is calling you, that is, to more fully become the unique person you are created to be. With an appropriate counsellor, counselling can certainly facilitate this journey too without being the primary focus.
Spiritual Director qualification
The qualification of ‘Spiritual Director’ is through a Graduate Diploma which involves both theory and practice. Spiritual Directors themselves receive regular Spiritual Direction and also Professional Supervision.
About the Spiritual Director
Bernadette Micallef has been working as a Spiritual Director at The Carmelite Centre since 2012. She has a Bachelor of Theology and a Graduate Diploma in Spirituality (Spiritual Direction) and equivalent to a Graduate Diploma in Theology (Carmelite Studies). She is married with three sons (two daughters-in-law and two grandchildren!) and has been a member of the Carmelite Order since 1991.
Bernadette is a member of the Conference of Spiritual Directors Australia.
[Pastoral Supervislon is also available at the Centre. Scroll down for details.]
Getting to Middle Park by public transport
No. 12 Tram from Collins St to stop 135 (on Mills Street) then 220m walk down Richardson Street.
No. 96 Tram from Bourke St to stop 129 (on Canterbury Rd) then 450m walk down Wright Street.
THE CARMELITE LIBRARY OF SPIRITUALITY & MYSTICISM
Located within the Carmelite Centre precinct the Carmelite Library of Spirituality and Mysticism provides a unique resource for students of religion, theology and spirituality throughout Australia. With its wide membership which includes graduate and post-graduate students and researchers, clergy and lay people, the library is a popular resource centre for all things spiritual.
Philip Harvey (Librarian) and assistants Susan Southall and Tim Hennessy provide care and support in the Carmelite Library, home to many hundreds of books, arguably one of the largest collections of theological and spiritual books in the nation. You are most welcome to visit the Library to browse. You can also become a Library member and borrow from our extensive collection.
The Carmelite Library is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Theological Library Association Ltd. This Association seeks to foster the study of theology and religion by enhancing the development of theological and religious libraries and librarianship.
The Carmelite Library of Spirituality & Mysticism
Library Opening Times
Tuesday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Wednesday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Library Contact Details
Phone: +61 (03) 9682 8553
Fax: +61 (03) 9699 1944
The Carmelite Institute of Britain and Ireland (CIBI) Program
CIBI is a collaborative initiative of the British and Irish Provinces of Carmelites and the Angelo-Irish Province of Discalced Carmelites. CIBI is currently offering students a postgraduate programme - Master's of Theology (Carmelite Studies) accredited by St. Patrick's College, Maynooth. At under-graduate level there are three programmes available :
- Certificate in Spirituality (Carmelite Studies)
- Diploma in Spirituality (Carmelite Studies)
- Baccalaureate in Theology (Carmelite Studies)
The Discovering Carmelite Certificate Programme is an initial level programme offering a foundation in various aspects of Carmelite studies. For more information, please visit the CIBI website.
214 Richardson Street,
Middle Park Victoria 3206
+61 3 9690 5430
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