Posts made in September, 2014

Celebrating Teresa: Visit the Carmelite Monastery in Kew: Tues 21 Oct 10:00am to 12:00

Posted on Sep 22, 2014

The feast of Saint Teresa is celebrated each year in the month of October. As we approach the 5th centenary of her birth, join us for a visit to a community of sisters who live her spirituality today at the Carmelite Monastery in Kew.  Learn about Teresa of Jesus through a presentation by one of the sisters, join in some community prayer, meet with others interested in Teresa, enjoy a social morning tea and the monastery gardens. Please book so we have an idea of numbers. Please use this flyer to help advertise the event.  October 2014 Kew Carmel...

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Spiritual Reading Group – Tuesday 21 October 4.30pm – 6.00pm with Susan Southall

Posted on Sep 21, 2014

Divine Landscapes: The Writings of Ronald Blythe who is considered to be England’s finest country writer. He is a cathedral canon, lay reader, and preacher. He belongs to a tradition which sees the divine hand in a landscape fi lled with nature, history, literature and art. He calls himself ‘a listener and a watcher’: his unique style curves this way and that, relaxed and exact, both dreaming and real. Prayer, he says, is part of the pattern of life. Susan Southall works in the Carmelite Library. She has just received her MA from the University of Divinity for her thesis on Benefaction in...

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Poetry for the Soul: Australian Spirituality. Session 4 on Wed 15 October 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Posted on Sep 20, 2014

Michael McGirr and Philip Harvey share poetry and ideas on the vast and transformative subject of Australian Spirituality. Philip will open proceedings by following the airflows across the continent west to east and reading what all sorts of poets say when they breathe out. No two poets will be the same. Michael, by contrast, will talk specifically about two poets who have meant a lot to him: Peter Steele and John Shaw Neilson. October 2014 Poetry flyer...

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An evening with Gerald O’Collins: Autobiography and Christianity – Tuesday 7 October 7-9pm

Posted on Sep 16, 2014

Gerald O’Collins has written biographies and now two volumes of autobiography. He has had time to reflect on the biographical impulse both as reader and author. Writing biographies has been a Christian activity since the beginning. Witness the four Gospels. But what prompted greater and lesser Christian figures into writing autobiographies? Is producing an autobiography a worthy spiritual project? Copies of both volumes of his autobiography are available for sale and signing on the night. BOOK HERE Please use this flyer to help advertise the event.  October 2014 Library Lecture...

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iGod Retreat: Digital Space – with David Cheah on Sat 11 October

Posted on Sep 15, 2014

In this retreat-workshop we  hope to use technology to capture the essence of spirituality by creating a reflective, still and peaceful space to encounter God. In the workshop, we will explore: The use of our iPads and/or iPhones to create spontaneous ‘God’ space for meditation and contemplation. The use of online resources including websites, videos, prayer apps and audio to deep dive into prayer. Journaling and different forms of expressions (words, poetry, study, sketching, photography, video or combinations thereof) to log our personal journey and reflections. Tools and apps...

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