Compassion is the first topic in a number of specific concepts in Christian teachings that we wish to explore in order to deepen our spirituality. The format of this newly established group is that of a self-directed learning group supported by Fr David Hofman and the Carmelite...Read More
The fourth Library Lecture for the year will be given by Philip Harvey, Librarian of the Carmelite Library. 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...Read More
You are invited to share a day of reflection with Sr Paula and Sr Miriam from the Carmelite Monastery, Kew. Held in the O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms at 214 Richardson Street, Middle Park. These Carmelite saints encourage us on the journey of a lifetime, seeking the Face of...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 regularly or for any month. Each month the group will explore the writings of an author or...Read More
The work of David Jones is the topic of October’s Spiritual Reading Group. David Jones (1895-1974) was both one of the finest English painters of the 20th Century, and one of the century’ s great poets. His long poems In Parenthesis and The Anathemata were admired by T....Read More
with Fr John Dupuche and Merav Carmeli. This talk will explore the role of the woman and the divine female (Shakti, Shekhinah and the Holy Spirit) as the gate way into the experience of the divine. ...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
This year we celebrate the seventh annual pilgrimage along the beautiful Lilydale Warburton trial culminating at the Sancta Sophia Meditation Centre. It is a uniquely Australian sacred experience that deepens relationship with the divine in nature while walking in companionship...Read More
Sorry no new program in October. 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 –...Read More
Make an appointment to come and talk about what’s going on in your life. It’s a time to set aside for yourself; a time to talk and to be heard; a time for focused attention on what’s important to you. Spiritual direction is essentially a conversation...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.