Posts made in June, 2014

Poetry for the Soul: Australian Spirituality with Tony Kelly CSsR Tuesday 22 July, 6.30pm

Posted on Jun 22, 2014

The second of our poetry series this year with the theme ‘Australian Spirituality’. NOTE CHANGE FROM ORIGINAL DATE WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE – RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY 22 JULY This session will reflect on the place of poetry in our view of the world, and in Australian culture in particular. We will provide examples of the spiritual depth of a variety of poems of great spiritual depth, thereby citing the work of Les Murray, Kevin Hart. Francis Webb, Judith Wright, Rosemary Dobson—and many others. Questions arise: • How can poetry refresh language? • How does it refine our...

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Spiritual Reading Group – Tuesday 15 July 4:30 – 6:00 with Max Richards

Posted on Jun 15, 2014

In the friendly atmosphere of the Carmelite Library from 4:30 to 6:00 led by Max Richards who is an English teacher specialising in poetry. Through samples of Tennyson, Arnold, Emily Dickinson, Hopkins, Hardy, and Eliot himself (‘Ash Wednesday’), we may discuss the continuing interest of poems of doubt and faith from the Victorian era and after. Max Richards studied at Auckland and Edinburgh, taught at La Trobe University from 1967 to 2004, and has published on Hardy, Porter, Lowell,  Heaney [http://tintean.org.au/2014/02/06/on-first-teaching-heaney/], and New Zealand poets. His own poems...

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Shekinah Homeless Services – Your Opportunity to Support in Service

Posted on Jun 5, 2014

Bethlehem Community (a member of Shekinah) has been a supporter of the Carmelite Centre for several years providing a bus for the annual pilgrimage. Here is your opportunity to support them through Shekinah Services. Five of the member organisations of Shekinah Homeless Services Inc have developed a joint Pop-Up Op Shop as a social enterprise – currently located at 110 Chapel St Windsor. The Shop is a project born of the need to provide a sustainable funding source to assist the people we support into the future. The Shekinah service user group is one with complex needs. Many people using...

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