Posts made in December, 2015

Rilke: A Franciscan Mystic among his Roses: Tues 1 March 7.00 – 9.00 pm with Will Johnston

Posted on Dec 31, 2015

The first Library Lecture for the year is on the poet Rilke. “Spend an evening with Rilke, a wandering poet who loved roses.” This lecture will present the poems in the context of Rilke’s travels, friendships, and mystical visions. Images of his life, locales, and friends will accompany a guided tour of his spiritual wisdom. Discover how and why Saint Francis never had a more inventive admirer. Download flyer here BOOK...

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Retreat: St Joseph: Model for Contemplation: Kew Monastery: Wed 9 March 10.30 – 3 pm

Posted on Dec 29, 2015

You are invited to share a day of reflection with the Carmelite Sisters, Kew. The day will include Mass celebrated with Fr Michael Brundell OCarm; a morning and afternoon reflection with the Sisters, centred around Saint Joseph as a model for contemplation; and time to enjoy the peace and beauty of the Monastery. Note it is a BYO lunch for this day. Tea and coffee will be provided. St Joseph retreat flyer– please use this to invite those in your circle of friends to come along. We appreciate you letting us know if you intend to attend as the sisters would like to know approximate...

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Carmelite Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation

Posted on Dec 25, 2015

Here for your reflection is the Christmas edition of the JPIC newsletter. May we wish you abundant blessings, may peace dwell in your heart, and the wonder of Creation fill your spirit with joy in this Holy Season. From the Carmelite Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Team Paul Gurr, Denis Andrew and Gabrielle Fogarty    

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Spiritual Reading Group: Ancient Chinese Philosophy: Tues 15 March 4.30 – 6.00 pm

Posted on Dec 25, 2015

Facilitated by Jenny Raper, this month the group will be exploring the ancient peoples of China and their philosophies. Using the many resources available today “we can seek empathy and understanding of these ancient peoples, perhaps gleaning spiritual wisdom from some of their beliefs and practices.” For more information download flyer here BOOK...

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Join us for Christmas

Posted on Dec 24, 2015

The parish of Port Melbourne/Middle Park invites you to participate in our celebration of Christmas at either Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, corner Richardson and Wright Streets Middle Park, (next to the Carmelite Centre) or St Joseph’s corner of Rouse and Stokes Streets Port Melbourne. Full timetable follows: Mt Carmel: Christmas Eve: 5.45 pm Carols followed by Family Mass Christmas Eve: 11.30 pm Carols followed by Midnight Mass Christmas Day: 10.30am Mass   St Joseph’s: Christmas Eve: 8.00 pm Mass Christmas Day: 9.00 am Mass   Both Churches has Mass at 9.00 on...

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