Posts made in November, 2014

Eikon: Icons of the Orthodox Christian World: Friday 5 December: Ballarat

Posted on Nov 22, 2014

You are invited to travel to Ballarat by train on Friday 5 December for a viewing of the EIKON Exhibition currently being shown at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Our group will travel from Southern Cross Station, leaving at the off-peak time of 9.08 am and return to Melbourne after lunch. You will need to have your Myki on hand. The train arrives at Ballarat at 10.33 am. It is a five minute walk to the Gallery and there are twenty cafes for lunch within a short walk. Tickets allow re-entry again after lunch to view other parts of the collection. There will also be plenty of time for solitary...

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Advent Oasis Day – Saturday 6 December, 10.00am – 3.00pm

Posted on Nov 21, 2014

“If anyone is thirsty, let them come to me and drink.” — Jesus of Nazareth It is nearly Christmas! But before it is Christmas, it is Advent. So, consider setting aside this time in your diary to be refreshed and allow beauty and stillness to prepare you for the busyness of December. We set up the space in the peaceful rooms and gardens of the Carmelite Centre, Middle Park, creating an open program so that you are entirely free to create the kind of day you need – with art, prayer, reading, meditation, stillness, movement, silence, spiritual listening, and nature. We will...

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Saturday 15 November: Concert for East Timor: 7:30pm

Posted on Nov 10, 2014

Des Lukey performing  “A tribute to Paul Robeson in Story and Song.” All proceeds go to the work of the Carmelites in East Timor. 7:30 Refreshments served. 8:00 Concert.   O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park. Cost $25 ($20 Concession) Concert for East Timor  flyer    

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Spiritual Reading Group: The Gospel of Thomas – Tues 18 Nov 4:30 – 6:00 with Jill Friebel

Posted on Nov 9, 2014

The Gospel of Thomas is a collection of traditional sayings, prophecies, proverbs of Jesus discovered near Nag Hammadi in Egypt in 1945. The no frills gospel “missing in action” for more than 1600 years. Given that the Gospel of Thomas is now accepted by scholarship as being authentic and important it still struggles in many Christian circles. “Come to know the one in the presence before you 
And all that is hidden from you will be revealed . . .” This is one of the short teachings of Jesus that encapsulates the transformational thrust of this Gospel. We hear the message, “Wake up, wake up”...

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Women and Leadership: Wed 26 Nov 7:00 – 9:00pm SESSION CANCELLED

Posted on Nov 8, 2014

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this session. Please contact us if this topic interests you for future scheduling by emailing     This talk is about leadership in today’s church through a woman’s perspective, looking for signs of hope and encouragement. Janet’s presentation will be: an exploration of the past and current role of women in the institutional church; the role of Pope Francis in today’s church; a conversation about our shared experiences of hope and...

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