Emeritus Professor Bernard McGinn (University of Chicago) visits Australia as a guest of the Carmelites to celebrate the fifth centenary of the birth of Saint Teresa of Avila. He will give a lecture on Wednesday 29th April and run a workshop on Friday 1st May. Bernard McGinn is...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. Places are limited. BOOK HERE Professor Bernard McGinn, Chicago University. Bernard...Read More
We continue to celebrate the fifth centenary of the birth of Saint Teresa of Avila with a series of events. Beginning at 2.00 on Thursday 21 May there will be a two day Symposium on Saint Teresa of Avila held at the Carmelite Centre. This will be followed by a morning retreat...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
This month’s group will discuss the poetry of Michael Symmons Roberts led by the Carmelite Librarian Philip Harvey. Some comments about his poetry: ‘I love Michael Symmons Roberts’s poetry. He is a religious poet in a secular age. His work is about the...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
You are invited to come and experience meditation as a way of bringing peace, harmony and joy to your life. This is a regular Thursday evening session with Peter Thomas. It is held in the Malone Room (just inside front door of Carmelite Hall on the RHS) from 7 – 7.45 pm....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
An email newsletter is sent out each month throughout the year with the events for the coming month. If you are not already on the subscriber list you may add your name on the bottom left corner of the home page. If you have any feedback and suggestions about this newsletter...Read More
In coming for direction you bring the ordinary events of your life to a series of one-on-one conversations. The Spiritual Director listens to your experience as you relate it and by attentiveness assists you to notice how God’s Spirit is moving in your life. You are then freer...Read More
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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.
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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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