Posts made in April, 2017

SRG: Shinto with Jenny Raper: Tuesday 20 June 4.30 – 6.00 pm

Posted on Apr 30, 2017

Shinto: the way of the spirits (Kami.) Before the arrival of Buddhism in Japan (c. 538CE) they had no reason to define their spiritual beliefs and practices. “Kami can refer to spirits of nature – mountains, rivers, trees, rocks and ocean – all conceived to be alive and sacred. It may also refer to the deity dwelling in these natural objects or a supernatural power, a collective ancestor spirit….The kami spirit may be incarnate in certain individuals – brave, unusual, or gifted – and these individuals may be deified as living kami.” (Michiko Yusa) BOOK HERE...

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Mid-Winter Retreat: Taizé prayer: Sat 24 June 10am – 3 pm

Posted on Apr 28, 2017

Taizé prayer provides a space to be yourself, to pray, to be silent and to listen to God. The prayer is beautiful, meditative and a joy to experience. The Taizé in Melbourne group are an ecumenical team of volunteers who organise Taizé prayer at different Churches around the city. They also liaise with the Taizé Brothers to organise events when the Brothers visit Melbourne every couple of years. For more information please visit: BOOK HERE and pay on the day or BOOK via

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Next Introduction to Meditation: 4 week program begins Thursday 6 July 6.30pm

Posted on Apr 26, 2017

This program is for those who would like to introduce meditation into their lives in a gentle and progressive manner. This is with Peter Thomas and held in the Malone Room (just inside front door of Carmelite Hall on the LHS) from 6.30 – 8.00 pm. The next Introductory program which begins Thursday 6 July 2017  has an introductory session at 6:30 for beginners prior to the regular session at 7.00pm. This is the first week of a four weeks introductory program for newcomers. Cost for the introduction to Meditation 4 week program $35 A new Introductory Program begins on the first Thursday...

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Lent and Easter timetable at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and St Joseph’s Church

Posted on Apr 12, 2017

All are welcome to join us at St Joseph’s Church Port Melbourne or Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Middle Park for any of the events leading up to Easter and for the Easter ceremonies. 2017 Lent & Easter...

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SRG: Catherine of Siena with Ann Rochford: Tuesday 18 April 4.30-6.00pm

Posted on Apr 8, 2017

Catherine of Siena, the great 14th Century Dominican woman, was a celebrated Mystic, whose early religious life was devoted to caring for the sick in their homes and hospitals. In this, she gathered a wide group of devoted followers, both women and men, religious and lay. As her calling blossomed, she became famous in her lifetime as a counsellor, spiritual guide and peacemaker. Although untaught in writing until a few years prior to her death, she corresponded with princes, popes and kings. Her lengthy correspondence with Pope Gregory XI, urging him to return from Avignon to Rome and reform...

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