Care for all that Exists: A Symposium on Creation Spirituality. The title of this year’s Symposium is from the Pope’s encyclical Laudato Si, a core summary of Saint Francis’ Canticle. The 3 day event involves a wide range of outstanding speakers on the...Read More
Twenty pilgrims – past and present & possible new pilgrims – gathered at the Carmelite Centre on Saturday together with Fr Denis Andrew Prior Provincial and East Timorese, Brs Januario and Martinho to reconnect after completing the pilgrimage recently. This year we...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
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
This month’s spiritual reading group with Susan Frykberg is entitled “Music and the Bible.” Susan will begin by offering texts that use musical words, from the Tanakh, the Christian Old Testament. These will then be explored from a number of different perspectives...Read More
Henri Nouwen wrote over 40 books on spirituality and the spiritual life. His vision of spirituality was broad and inclusive, and his compassion embraced all of humankind. The topic of this Library Lecture is ‘Henri Nouwen, Spiritual Director’ presented by Hugh Brown OCarm....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
The full program is available so you can look ahead and mark important dates in your diary. The program includes weekly Meditation and Lectio Divina; monthly Spiritual Reading Group and Eco Spiritual Reading Circle; a Symposium on Creation Spirituality in May; regular retreat...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.