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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: www.facebook.com/groups/taize.melb BOOK HERE and pay on the day or BOOK via...

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Eco-Spirituality Reading Circle with Anne Boyd: Tuesday 11 July, 5.00 – 6.30 pm

Posted on Apr 26, 2017

Eco-Spirituality Reading Circle meets every second Tuesday of the months of February until November in the O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms between 5.00–6.30 pm. 2017 Dates: BOOK 11 July, BOOK 8 August, BOOK 12 September, BOOK 10 October, BOOK 14 November. You are welcome to join regularly or for any month. Each month the group will explore the writings of an author or a collection of writings around a theme. If texts are not available, electronic copies will be emailed prior to the meeting. This is a regular meeting for those intrigued by the contemporary scientific story of the origins of...

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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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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 bried 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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Thursday Evening Meditation: 7.00 pm

Posted on Jan 13, 2017

You are invited to come and experience meditation as a way of bringing peace, harmony and joy to your life. Meditation is a way to assist you to live a mindful life, to enhance your day-to-day awareness by living in the present moment. This is a regular Thursday evening session with Peter Thomas. It is held in the Malone Room (just inside front door of Carmelite Hall on the LHS) from 7 pm. Cost: $5.00 For those new to meditation we strongly recommend you begin with the four week introductory program. A new program begins on the first Thursday of every second month. Click this link to see...

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

Posted on Jan 11, 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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