‘St Teresa of Avila’ – a Public Lecture celebrating the Centenary of Teresa of Avila, with Professor Bernard McGinn - Wednesday 29 April, 7-9 pm. This talk will be held at the Catholic Leadership Centre, Corner Victoria Parade and Hoddle Street, East Melbourne, Victoria...Read More
This is the second of several special events in 2015 celebrating the 5th centenary of the birth of St Teresa of Avila. Friday 1 May, 10.00am – 12 midday at the Carmelite Centre Melbourne BOOK HERE Places are limited – Book Now! Professor Bernard McGinn, Chicago...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 . You are welcome to join any or all of the monthly meetings. Each month the group will explore the writings...Read More
A Way of Being in Later Life. A program for those aged 60 and beyond who want to experience a more peaceful, aware way of being through contemplative practices and to transcend the many causes of suffering that can come in later life. Based on the writings of Gerontologist, Dr...Read More
This year in 2015 the gospel readings on Sundays are drawn primarily from the Gospel According to Mark. This is the shortest of the four gospels and the earliest to be written. Mark is the inventor of what we call a gospel, that is, a consecutive narrative account of the...Read More
The Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí is most famous for the great Barcelona church of the Sagrada Família. In his introduction to the architecture Juan-Eduardo Circlot, Spanish poet, art critic and musician, refers to a shroud of mystery surrounding Gaudí. Circlot writes,...Read More
In today’s world planning how we want to live our life requires a fresh balance between setting goals and dealing with our insecure world. This workshop, from 10:00 to 3:00, will assist you in developing the new skills required in 2015: a strong tolerance for ambiguity, an...Read More
The Dream of Intelligence to The Land of Gold “ Look for the opening of your spirit into the real world. This is the world in which your words ring true.” Sebastian Barker Sebastian Barker (1945–2014) was the author of many books of poetry and editor of The London...Read More
The Sixth Annual Carmelite Way Pilgrimage will be Friday 13 – Sunday 15 November 2015 The Carmelites will lead pilgrims in prayer and reflection during our walking journey through the Yarra Valley. The evenings during the pilgrimage include a presentation on the Carmelite...Read More
A group meets each Friday morning for Lectio Divina in the Lady Chapel at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in Middle Park after Mass at 9.30am. Download Daily Lectio for the current month here and scroll to the bottom of the page that opens. Lectio Divina is an authentic source...Read More
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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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