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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Mothers’ Mass: Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Sunday 16 July, 10.30 am

Posted on Apr 24, 2017

All welcome at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church,  corner of Richardson and Wright Streets, Middle Park. During this Mass we remember all mothers, living and deceased. Visit the parish website for other parish activities....

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Mary Magdalene: Watchtower of the Flock, Tues 18 July, 4.30-6.30

Posted on Apr 22, 2017

“A pearl thrown into the mud does not lose its value.” (Philip 48) The July Spiritual Reading group will be led by Irina Kuzuminsky whose pastel drawing of Mary Magdalene is reproduced here. Apostle to the apostles or whore? In a world looking for female voices from the past, where are the female voices in the Christian story? And why has the voice of Mary Magdalene been silenced? Slandered yet never quite suppressed, what does Mary Magdalene’s resurgence into consciousness signal for us today? As female disciple and a leader central to the Jesus movement her rehabilitation at...

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A Festival of Spiritual Films: Saturday 22 July, 9.30 – 4.30

Posted on Apr 20, 2017

Join us to watch and discuss five films, each with a different perspective on spirituality and the spiritual life. Each film will be introduced by the moderator, Peter Thomas. After watching each film time will be allocated for discussion about the points raised in the production. See the flyer for a brief description of each of the five films. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available however participants are encouraged to bring your own lunch and popcorn or during the lunch break go to one of the great nearby cafés. BOOK HERE  via the website and pay cash at the door, or book...

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