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SYMPOSIUM: ‘The Once and Future Reformation’: The Way of the Spirit. Thurs 25 – Sat 27 May

Posted on Apr 10, 2017

An opportunity to talk about the current need for renewal and reformation today, in the churches and in the world. Our Symposium will be diverse, ecumenical, and imaginative. Join us for three days of lectures, reflections and discussion on ways of learning from the past, of living in the present and of looking to the future. Keynote speaker: Francis Moloney SDB, AM, STD, D. Phil. (Oxon), D. Univ. (ACU), FAHA Thursday evening 7.30-9.30 he will speak on “Reform: Spirituality and the Person of Jesus: Christian Holiness as Deification (Theiosis).” A talk which points to the strength...

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Retreat Day: Spirituality within the Ordinary: Signs, Symbols and the Sacred: with Pia Pagotto: Saturday 29 April 10am – 3pm

Posted on Apr 6, 2017

A reflective day to take yourself beyond the busy-ness of daily routine to a world of deeper meaning within the ordinariness of life. The spiritual life involves responding to the challenge of the infinite number of invitations scattered on our path each moment of the day, and that we often miss. Such ordinary things and events are a window to something beyond us: • How can we see below their surface? • How can we see meaning in these? • How can they connect us to the sacred? This retreat explores how the spiritual life allows the ordinary, and the meaning we bring to it, to speak to us and...

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Carmelite Conversations: Mary Magdalene de Pazzi with Sr Paula & Sr Jerome: Tues 2 May 10am

Posted on Apr 4, 2017

Saint Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi, Carmelite Nun and Mystic 450th Anniversary Year: 2nd April 2016 – 25th May 2017 Saint Mary Magdalen de Pazzi invites us to glimpse life in the rich and fascinating world of 16th century Florence. Her story linking up with the early history of the first Carmelite Nuns Reveals the mysterious ways of God in prayer Shows how liturgy has an important role in contemplative prayer Uncovers a path of beauty leading to God Gives proofs of real holiness in a person Manifests mission in contemplative prayer And you will want to discover even more about this...

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SRG: Mary Oliver’s Upstream with Donna Ward: Tuesday 16 May 4.30 – 6.00 pm

Posted on Mar 28, 2017

Mary Oliver’s poetry has won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. In this session we will focus on Oliver’s latest book of selected essays, Upstream, in which her themes continue to be the intersection between the human and natural world. We will explore her take on being human in this world where birth, life and death is, simultaneously, an incidental occurrence. And, we will discuss these essays in relationship to the recent collection, The Abundance, from Oliver’s contemporary, Annie Dillard, who also explores the great mysteries of existence. BOOK HERE...

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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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Download our 2017 Program Brochure!

Posted on Dec 15, 2016

The 2017 program brochure can be downloaded  here . It includes: Weekly Meditation, Spiritual Direction, Reading Groups, New Spiritual Learning Circle Prayer Group, Talks on topics of interest, Library Lectures, Retreats, May Symposium, November Pilgrimage. You can also subscribe to our monthly newsletter on right hand side of...

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