In the prelude to the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement Melbourne bishop, Vincent Long Van Nguyen, a man who came to Australia as a boat person, fleeing as a teenager from Vietnam writes that ‘we can be part of the problem or part of the solution’....Read More
You are invited to come and experience meditation as a way of bringing peace, harmony and joy to your life. No experience is necessary though for those without experience we strongly recommend you attend on the first Thursday of the month at 6.30 pm for preliminary guidance...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
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 is the fourth of a series of events celebrating the 5th centenary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila. The formal conclusion to the year is the Carmelite Library Lecture on Saint Teresa given by Professor Anne Hunt on the evening of the Wednesday 14th of October, the eve...Read More
October Spiritual Reading Group: Isaac Watts is known as the Father of English Hymnody. Come and join the discussion with Susan Southall who works in the Carmelite Library. Her interests include Anglican spirituality as well as literary, historical and philosophical...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
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
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
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.