Posts made in May, 2014

Mid-Winter Retreat : Still Point, Turning Point with Angela Gallipoli 21 June 10am-3pm

Posted on May 21, 2014

During this special part of the year, mid-winter, we will take the time to review where we have come from during the year, where we find ourselves in our inner beings, and what is drawing us forward into life, growth and transformation. Through a range of creative, experiential and reflective activities, we will take a journey into the experience of mid-winter, exploring its metaphor and themes, and what it may have to offer us, in our physical, soul and spiritual lives, and in relation to the cycles of nature, and the seasons of our own life. Facilitiator: Angela Gallipoli is a Social...

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Compassion in the Workplace – 19 June, 9.30 – 2.30pm

Posted on May 19, 2014

This event is hosted by the School of Prayer, a program of the Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation. The School of Prayer aims to provide information and resources promoting new and creative forms of meditative prayer suited to contemporary needs. Damien Peile has contributed to planning this workshop. In recent times, compassion has increasingly become appraised in the context of human wellbeing. The practice of compassion is understood to be as important for health as physical exercise and healthy diet. Major universities around the world are now investigating and proving the importance...

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Spiritual Reading Group – Qur’an with Herman Roborgh SJ Date to be announced

Posted on May 2, 2014

 The Qur’an is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from Allah. It is widely regarded as the finest piece of literature in the Arabic language. BOOK NOW Presenter: Herman Roborgh Dr Herman Roborgh is a Jesuit priest who has lived and worked in Indonesia for almost twenty years. Subsequently, he studied for a Master of Arts in Islamic Studies at Birmingham University and moved to Pakistan where he spent the next eight years working among the people of Lahore, learning Urdu and Arabic. He wrote his PhD thesis at Aligarh Mus­lim University in India...

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DANTE’S COMEDY IN IMAGES with William Johnston Tuesday 10 June, 7-9pm

Posted on May 1, 2014

The Spirituality of the Poem through the Eyes of 20th-century Artists. On the eve of the 750th anniversary of Dante’s birth in 2015, this lecture will discuss several dozen 20th-century paintings that evoke specific scenes in Dante’s Comedy. Constantly juxtaposing text and image, the lecture will supply an overview of the poem, supplemented by handouts, and then compare 1) types of punishment in the Inferno 2) modes of penitence in the Purgatorio and 3) varieties of spirituality in the Paradiso. Interactions between the poem and the images can stimulate rethinking of questions such as: “What...

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Carmelite Justice Peace & Integrity Commission – The Integration of Creation

Posted on May 1, 2014

Health in the Lord and Blessing of the Holy Spirit [Rule of St Albert] At the heart of all that is Carmelite is a commitment to prayer and to living in the midst of the people! Contemplation for Carmelites is like glasses to the partially sighted. With it, you can see the world through the eyes of God. Carmelites everywhere are committed to building a world of peace, justice and to maintaining the integrity of God’s Creation. Carmelites live in solidarity not just with people, but with the planet – God’s Creation. The first Carmelites chose an environment that spoke of the beauty of Creation...

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