Spiritual Enrichment Lecture Series

(Talks will be presented as digital or Live Stream – please check the webpage for updates)

The Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality (CACS) at the Carmelite Priory, Boars Hill, Oxford engages top academics, experts, authors and practitioners in the field of Carmelite spirituality for the Spiritual Enrichment Lecture Series (SELS). Participants will hear keynote speakers who will explore the practice of contemplative prayer and spiritual guidance in the Carmelite tradition.

These talks will be particularly suited to those who wish to know more about contemplative prayer or to deepen their experience of it. They will also be of great relevance to anyone whose ministry involves accompanying others in prayer and spiritual direction.

Lectures will now be live-streamed over the internet until further notice.  SELS will be streamed at 10am UK time.

If you have purchased access to these you can access the videos by clicking ont he button below.
The talks will be available for 2 weeks following the live event.

4th January 2020
Simplicity and Contemplative Discernment

Fr Yamai Bature, OCD

The lecture will explore the dynamics of spiritual transformation read more...


1st February 2020
The Contemplative School of Mary

Fr Denis Chardonnens, OCD

Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is one figure in biblical history and in Christian memory who is revered as a model of the contemplative. read more...


7th March 2020
Empowered to Forgive: Bringing Healing to Relationships

Fr Liam Finnerty, OCD

How do we learn to forgive? Where do we learn about forgiveness; how can we be empowered to forgive? read more...


4th April 2020
The Secret of Spiritual Growth - LIVE STREAM -15:00-17:00 (Part I and Part II)

Fr Matt Blake, OCD

ONLINE STREAMING ONLY How can we become more sensitive to the daily invitations to a deeper spiritual life and recognising the roadblocks to true peace of soul which arise from depreciative thinking? read more...


2nd May 2020
Transformed by the Beloved - LIVE STREAM

Fr Matt Blake, OCD

ONLINE STREAMING ONLY (3pm - 5pm) This presentation will explore key themes on the art of contemplation in the Carmelite tradition. read more...


6th June 2020
The Cave of the Heart: Christian Spirituality in a Time of Covid - LIVE STREAM

Prof. Peter Tyler

ONLINE STREAMING ONLY (10:30 am - 12:30 pm) The Cave of the Heart: Christian Spirituality in a Time of Covid   read more...