The Carmelite Centre celebrates the fifth centenary of the birth of Saint Teresa of Avila in 1515 with a series of events. In April Emeritus Professor Bernard McGinn visits Australia as a guest of the Carmelites. Bernard McGinn (University of Chicago) is one of the world’s...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
We continue to celebrate the fifth centenary of the birth of Saint Teresa of Avila in 1515 with a series of events. In May there will be a two day Symposium and a morning retreat on Saint Teresa of Avila held at the Carmelite Centre. The dates for the Teresa Symposium are...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
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
Primarily John O’Donohue is interested in the movements of the soul. Our soul inhabits the world of the senses. Here is a landscape where all is passing, but held together in memory. And it is in the liminal spaces, the invisible, apprehended by our imagination that we...Read More
Through ‘death’ to ‘resurrection’ in our own lives. On this retreat day, through guided reflection on our experiences, silent prayer time and some group interaction, we will explore the on-going call to move beyond ‘death’ to ‘resurrection’ in our own...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 event with Peter Thomas. It’s held in the Malone Room from 7 – 7.45 pm. Cost: $5.00 Meditation is a way to assist you to...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. 2015 Lectio Lent 4 A group meets each Friday morning for Lectio Divina in the Lady Chapel at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in...Read More
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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.