Posts made in January, 2015

St Teresa: the Contemplative in Action. LECTURE with Professor Bernard McGinn, Wed 29 April 7- 9 pm East Melbourne

Posted on Jan 27, 2015

Emeritus Professor Bernard McGinn (University of Chicago) visits Australia as a guest of the Carmelites to celebrate the fifth centenary of the birth of Saint Teresa of Avila. He will give a lecture on Wednesday 29th April and run a workshop on Friday 1st May. Bernard McGinn is one of the world’s leading scholars in the history of Spirituality and Mysticism. 1.  ‘St Teresa of Avila: the Contemplative in Action’  – Lecture celebrating the Centenary of Teresa of Avila, with Professor Bernard McGinn – Wednesday 29 April, 7-9 pm. This talk will be held at the Catholic Leadership...

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St Teresa of Avila WORKSHOP with Professor Bernard McGinn, Friday 1 May, 10 am – 12 noon

Posted on Jan 26, 2015

This is the second of several special events in 2015 celebrating the 5th centenary of the birth of St Teresa of Avila. Friday 1 May, 10.00am – 12 midday at the Carmelite Centre Melbourne. Places are limited. BOOK HERE Professor Bernard McGinn, Chicago University. Bernard is a Theologian, Historian and world Scholar of Spirituality and Mysticism. This workshop follows the Bernard McGinn Lecture in East Melbourne on 29 April. The workshop on 1 May is a more intimate and interactive workshop with Bernard.        ...

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St Teresa of Avila Two Day SYMPOSIUM & RETREAT – Thurs 21 May – Sat 23 May

Posted on Jan 25, 2015

Beginning at 2.00 on Thursday 21 May there will be a two day Symposium on Saint Teresa of Avila held at the Carmelite Centre. This will be followed by a morning retreat on Saturday 23 May at 10.00.  A range of outstanding speakers will give papers on different aspects of the life, work and history of Saint Teresa. See the program below.  An exhibition of books and periodicals will be mounted in the Carmelite Library to coincide with the Symposium. StTeresa of Avila Symposium Brochure Thursday 21 May 2pm – Welcome Juan Carlos Gafo Spanish Consul – General in...

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Sebastian Barker: Songlines of the Soul with Constant and Maryna Mews. Tues 3 March. 7-9pm Library Lecture One

Posted on Jan 24, 2015

The Dream of Intelligence to The Land of Gold “ Look for the opening of your spirit into the real world. This is the world in which your words ring true.”  Sebastian Barker Sebastian Barker (1945–2014) was the author of many books of poetry and editor of The London Magazine. An ex-chairman of the Poetry Society, he was a director of several literary festivals, including the Royal Berkshire Poetry Festival, and held various writer-in-residence positions; he was the recipient of awards from the Arts Council, the Society of Authors and the Royal Literary Fund. The Dream of Intelligence...

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Spiritual Reading Group: John O’Donohue with Carol O’Connor, Tues 17 March, 4.30 – 6.00pm

Posted on Jan 22, 2015

Primarily John O’Donohue is interested in the movements of the soul. Our soul inhabits the world of the senses. Here is a landscape where all is passing, but held together in memory. And it is in the liminal spaces, the invisible, apprehended by our imagination that we encounter God.  2015 March SRG JohnODonohue In his well-known works, Anam Cara, Eternal Echoes, and Divine Beauty, O’Donohue tells us that to be fully alive means to discover yourself as an integral part of a circle of Divine Love. This great circle is discovered in breaking open the clay of our own hearts and familiarity of...

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