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Friday Morning Prayer with the Scriptures: Lectio Divina: 9:30am

Posted on Jun 26, 2017

Join Fr David Hofman O Carm and a small group on Friday mornings after Mass in a quiet oasis of prayer away from the hustle of your normal activities. A group meets each Friday morning for Lectio Divina in the Lady Chapel at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in Middle Park at 9:30 (after 9:00 Mass). New people are welcome to join us. You can download and save the scripture texts, reflections and prayers for Lectio Divina for each day of this month. 2017-06 Lectio   The practice of Lectio Divina as a way of praying the Scriptures has been a fruitful source of growing in relationship with...

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Spiritual Direction: Conversations about your life in the light of your faith or values

Posted on Jan 9, 2017

  The Carmelite Centre Melbourne seeks to provide a contemplative space to facilitate spiritual journeys and personal growth. Spiritual Direction is one of the services offered. It is available through conversations about your life in the light of your faith or values. The focus is on your spiritual journey through the day to day experiences of your life. These conversations assist discernment of what is life-giving for you, and what is binding you or holding you back from becoming all you have the potential to be. With greater clarity and self-knowledge you can then choose the way...

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Grief and Loss

Posted on Jun 12, 2013

The experience of any loss (death, illness, growing older, changes in employment) can be like enduring a fierce storm at sea. Sometimes we feel swamped and overwhelmed. Other times, the storms settle for a while only to return later. Most of us experience these storms and survive. The impact of any loss can be varied: Changes to Self- physical/emotional/mental/spiritual Changes in Family – role & responsibilities Changes to Work – ability to earn money/change of workplace Social networks can be different Leisure & recreation opportunities may change Dealing with bureaucracies may be...

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