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
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...Read More
This Saturday retreat will be an introduction to the “Practice of the Presence of God” on our everyday lives, as lived and taught by the Carmelite Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection. Facilitated by Bernadette Micallef, we will explore the treasures of his...Read More
Applying the Mindfulness Meditation techniques as taught by Thich Nhat Hanh and Eckhart Toll can help us all become more interiorly open to the revelations/spiritual teachings of two wonderful women: Julian of Norwich and Teresa of Avila. Hugh Morrison writes: “The particular...Read More
During 2016 the weekly gospel readings are drawn primarily from the Gospel of Luke. Join us on Tuesday 23 February for either a morning at the Carmelite Centre 10 am – 12 noon or an evening session 7 pm – 9 pm in St Joseph’s Hall, Port Melbourne. Fr Hugh...Read More
The first Library Lecture for the year is on the poet Rilke. “Spend an evening with Rilke, a wandering poet who loved roses.” This lecture will present the poems in the context of Rilke’s travels, friendships, and mystical visions. Images of his life, locales, and friends will...Read More
You are invited to come and experience meditation as a way of bringing peace, harmony and joy to your life. March 3rd has an introductory session at 6:30 for beginners prior to the regular session at 7.00pm. This is the first week of a four weeks introductory program for...Read More
You are invited to share a day of reflection with the Carmelite Sisters, Kew. The day will include Mass celebrated with Fr Michael Brundell OCarm; a morning and afternoon reflection with the Sisters, centred around Saint Joseph as a model for contemplation; and time to enjoy...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 was Friday 13 – Sunday 15 November 2015 The Carmelites led pilgrims in prayer and reflection during our walking journey through the Yarra Valley. The evenings during the pilgrimage included 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.