This first Library Lecture for the year is on Heloise in literature from the 18th century to the present. Why has the figure of Heloise generated such interest since the 18th century? This presentation explores the range of ways she has been imagined in English literature,...Read More
All are welcome to join us at St Joseph’s Church Port Melbourne or Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Middle Park for any of the events leading up to Easter and for the Easter ceremonies. 2017 Lent & Easter...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 11 April, BOOK 9 May, BOOK 13 June, BOOK 11 July, BOOK 8 August, BOOK 12 September, BOOK 10...Read More
Catherine of Siena, the great 14th Century Dominican woman, was a celebrated Mystic, whose early religious life was devoted to caring for the sick in their homes and hospitals. In this, she gathered a wide group of devoted followers, both women and men, religious and lay. As...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 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
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 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
Located within the Carmelite Centre precinct The Carmelite Library of Spirituality and Mysticism is a popular resource centre for all things spiritual. You are most welcome to visit the Library to browse. You can also become a Library member and borrow from our extensive...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.