Spiritual Reading Group February 2017. Rowan Williams is by turns one of the most direct and accessible writers, then one of the most complex and oblique. His work is widely enjoyed by a broad range of readers. The rewards are great. He is an archbishop, scholar, mystic,...Read More
The talk will approach the Gospel through Matthew’s presentation of Jesus as Healer and Teacher, and consider the way in which he forms his disciples to see the world as he sees it—with eyes of compassion and mercy—and so become themselves instruments of mercy and healing. The...Read More
This program is for those who would like to introduce meditation into their lives in a gentle and progressive manner. This is with Peter Thomas and held in the Malone Room (just inside front door of Carmelite Hall on the RHS) from 6.30 – 8.00 pm. The next Introductory...Read More
The Retreat day with Matthew McPhee OCarm is the beginning of the Carmelite Centre Lenten Program. After this Saturday Retreat, participants will meet once a week for the five weeks of Lent. [The times and dates for these gatherings will be determined by the group who attend on...Read More
A new reflective and experiential group meets regularly to deepen spirituality by exploring Christian topics such as compassion, forgiveness, hope, atonement and others as they emerge. These sessions aim to connect the thinking and talking with daily living – bringing head and...Read More
Eco-Spirituality Reading Circle meets every second Tuesday of the month from February until November in the O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms between 5.00–6.30 pm. 2017 Dates: BOOK 14 March, BOOK 11 April, BOOK 9 May, BOOK 13 June, BOOK 11 July, BOOK 8 August, BOOK 12 September,...Read More
Mayra and Januario will speak about the history of the Catholic Church in Timor, Timorese animist customary beliefs and how these two important aspects of Timorese society are interwoven through everyday life in local communities today. BOOK...Read More
You are invited to come and experience meditation as a way of bringing peace, harmony and joy to your life. Meditation is a way to assist you to live a mindful life, to enhance your day-to-day awareness by living in the present moment. This is a regular Thursday evening session...Read More
Join Fr David Hofman O Carm and a small group on Friday mornings after Mass in a quiet oasis of prayer away from the hustle of your normal activities. A group meets each Friday morning for Lectio Divina in the Lady Chapel at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in Middle Park at 9:30...Read More
The 2017 program can be downloaded here . It includes: Weekly Meditation, Spiritual Direction, Reading Groups, New Spiritual Learning Circle Prayer Group, Talks on topics of interest, Library Lectures, Retreats, May Symposium, November Pilgrimage. You can also subscribe to our...Read More
LED by Fr Ken Peterson O.Carm and Brother Matthew Tonini, Carmelites of Australia and East Timor a group of 19 participated in the Seventh Annual 45 km pilgrimage in the beautiful Yarra Valley. The pilgrimage took place over three days and is organized by The Carmelite Centre...Read More
The Carmelite Centre Melbourne seeks to provide a contemplative space to facilitate spiritual journeys and personal growth. Spiritual Direction is one of the services offered. It is available through conversations about your life in the light of your faith or values. The...Read More
We facilitate spiritual journeys, personal growth and community in the Carmelite tradition
We promote Carmelite Spirituality integrating Life, Spiritual Health & Wellbeing. The Carmelite tradition honours the individual, embraces community and welcomes people who seek spirituality and personal enrichment.
The Carmelite Centre Mellbourne offers weekly times of shared stillness and silence and regular Saturday retreats.
STILLNESS AND SILENCE events give us the reflective space from which we can act.
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Photo: Fr Martinho and Fr Angelino in traditional dress before their Ordination with Fr Wayne and Fr Bruce.
Mentoring Carmelite Students: The Carmelites of Australia and East Timor provide support and training for East Timorese students studying for the priesthood in Australia. The Carmelite Centre Melbourne is building a team of mentors to assist students with academic studies or other aspects of their training.
Supporting others: Many of our spiritual leaders are supporting others in their search for meaning and purpose. This is done by facilitating retreats, giving talks, having one on one conversations and raising awareness of social issues.
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We bring the essence of the Carmelite tradition to others through a range of spirituality based programs and experiences. These enhance the continuing development of a growing community of participants, facilitators and presenters.
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EXPRESS AND EXPLORE events allow us to meet others with whom we can think and talk about the Carmelite Way.
EMBRACE AND ACT events allows us to bring contemplation into every aspect of our lives.