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

Posted on May 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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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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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 lead 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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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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2016 Full Program

Posted on Jun 30, 2016

The full program is available so you can look ahead and mark important dates in your diary. The program includes weekly Meditation and Lectio Divina; monthly Spiritual Reading Group and Eco Spiritual Reading Circle; a Symposium on Creation Spirituality in May; regular retreat days or mornings; four Tuesday morning “Carmelite Conversations”; four Library Lectures; and the annual Carmelite Way Pilgrimage. The full 2016 Program is available to download. this is the program as planned at the beginning of the year. Unfortunately some events have since been cancelled. Please check the...

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