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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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Next Introduction to Meditation: 4 week program begins Thursday 4 May 6.30pm

Posted on Apr 2, 2017

This program is for those who would like to introduce meditation into their lives in a gentle and progressive manner. This is with Peter Thomas and held in the Malone Room (just inside front door of Carmelite Hall on the LHS) from 6.30 – 8.00 pm. The next Introductory program which begins Thursday 4 May 2017  has an introductory session at 6:30 for beginners prior to the regular session at 7.00pm. This is the first week of a four weeks introductory program for newcomers. Cost for the introduction to Meditation 4 week program $35 A new Introductory Program begins on the first Thursday...

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Eco-Spirituality Reading Circle with Anne Boyd: Tuesday 9 May, 5.00 – 6.30 pm

Posted on Mar 30, 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 9 May, BOOK 13 June, 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...

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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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