Posts made in June, 2015

Enjoying Dante in English: Translations of the Comedy Compared. Tues 4 August 7-9 pm

Posted on Jun 30, 2015

with Will Johnston, Robert Gribben and Philip Harvey. Three enthusiastic readers of the great Italian poet Dante conduct an evening of readings and discussion. Can Dante be translated successfully into another language? What are the best translations? What is Dante telling us today anyway? Favourite translations and outstanding versions from Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso will be delivered by the presenters. Dr William Johnston has been teaching European cultural history for nearly fifty years. After a career in the history department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he retired...

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Justice Peace Integrity of Creation Commission

Posted on Jun 29, 2015

The August Edition of the monthly newsletter begins: “The release of ‘Laudato Si’ has had a huge impact on many of our World Leaders and their organisations, governments and individuals throughout the world. We have asked several members of the Carmelite Family to respond to the Laudato Si Letter and now share with you in this month’s edition two of those responses.” Click the link below to read in full. JPIC No 44 AUGUST...

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Spiritual Reading Group: Jenny Raper on Bede Griffiths: Tuesday 18 Aug 4.30 – 6.00pm

Posted on Jun 27, 2015

Jenny Raper offers this opportunity to travel with Bede Griffiths. Tracing his life backwards, we follow a journey of spiritual wonders. One of his closest disciples who sat with him as the 86 year old lay dying said, “His eyes are like windows to the Divine and one feels like one dissolves into them when gazing into their depths.” For further details see 2015 August Spiritual Reading flyer. BOOK...

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Mary and Jesus in the Qur’an: with Herman Roborgh. Tues 25 August 6.30 – 8.30pm

Posted on Jun 27, 2015

Music for the Soul. Despite the fact that Muslims and Christians have interacted for over a thousand years, there is still so much in our Scriptures that remains to be explored. Both the Qur’an and the New Testament have much to say about Mary and Jesus. What they say is similar in some ways but is also quite different. Both Scriptures are related yet remain unique. It is helpful to ponder what another Scripture says about key personalities in our own faith tradition. Flyer: Music for the Soul: Qur’an BOOK...

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Refugee Policy in Australia – A Contemplative Response. Julian Burnside AO QC & Ken Petersen OCarm. Wed 2 Sept 7 – 9 pm.

Posted on Jun 22, 2015

Event is fully booked PLEASE CONTACT US to go on waiting list:   info@thecarmelitecentremelbourne.org Panel discussion with Julian Burnside, Ken Petersen O Carm and Peter Thomas.  Pope Francis is a strong advocate for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.  He has denounced the ‘globalisation of indifference’ Proceeds towards Advocacy for Asylum Seekers...

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