CENTRE FOR APPLIED CARMELITE SPIRITUALITY

Celebrating God’s Mercies

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SEPTEMBER 2018

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Launch of Carmelite Prayer Courses:
School of Prayer & Prayer Guides Course

Click the links above to register and for more information.

OCTOBER 2018

Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality Social Media Pages Launched

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JUNE 2019

Prayer: Journeying to God with St Teresa
by Tomás Álvarez, OCD

How Do I Pray Today?
Volume 1: The Experience of Prayer
Edited by Alexander Ezechukwu, OCD & Joanne Mosley

Three New Publications from Teresian Press & ABCs Series

Experiencing the grace of Christmas
Edited by Alexander Ezechukwu OCD

JULY 2019

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Scripture & Contemplative Spirituality Conference
Theme: Contemplative Biblical Spirituality: Carmel’s Gift to the World

Click HERE for more information.

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Susan Muto, Ph.D. Dean, Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality and Dr Margaret Barker,
Author and Methodist Preacher

2020 Conference
(11-12 July)
Main Theme: Meeting Christ in the Scriptures
Complementary Theme: Contemplative Practices for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Click HERE for details of our 2020 conference.

Andrew Newberg, M.D. Director of Research, Myrna Brind Centre for Integrative Medicine, Philadelphia, USA.
Edward Sr, PhD Adjunct Professor, Augustine Inst, Colorado, USA. International speaker and author.

SEPTEMBER 2019

Launch of two new unique courses in spiritual formation:

Living Prayer ~ A Course in Contemplative Prayer & Living
Living Flame ~ A Spiritual Direction Training Programme (Carmelite Tradition)
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NOVEMBER 2019

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Study-Pilgrimage in Avila, Spain at the “Casa Natal de Santa Teresa de Jesus”

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DECEMBER 2019

Launch of the Advent & Sunday Delights Series

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8th December: St Thérèse: Doctor of Daring Prayer
Presenter: Rev. Cannon John Udris, STL

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15th December: The Living Flame of Love – Encountering the Mystery
Presenter: Fr Ian Matthew, OCD

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25th December: Prayer and The Way of Transformation.
Presenter: Fr Liam Finnerty OCD

We continue to reach out to all Christians, the unaffiliated and all who are searching.

  • Our Spiritual Enrichment Lecture Series (SELS) continue to teach, inform and transform the lives of many.
  • Through the SELS videos, hundreds of people continue to be affirmed in their journey of faith and be nurtured in their spiritual lives.
  • Through our prayer courses and formation programme in contemplative living and spiritual direction we are preparing the next generation of prayer accompaniers and spiritual guides who will continue Christ’s mission of evangelization through being a prayerful presence in the world.

During 2020, we plan to

  • launch a live stream retreat project giving access to thousands to our digital retreats and Quiet days (Cherith days) in real time
  • launch a video streaming project of our SELS videos, retreat conferences and talks.
  • continue running our prayer courses and spiritual formation programmes.
  • host over 300 participants for our Scripture & Spirituality Conference 2020 which will be live-streamed.
  • produce more digital media – including a new podcast ‘Wisdom from Mount Carmel’.
  • release a new study series in spirituality – ‘Studies in Carmelite Saints’.
  • lead a number of study-pilgrimages in the Holy Land, Spain, Portugal and France.

By the end of the new decade (2030), we hope to

Graduate more than 300 people from our Prayer Courses who will take Carmelite spirituality to their places of influence continuing the work of spiritual renewal in the Church and transformation in the world

Train 30 Prayer Course and Spiritual Formation Facilitators who will who will join the CACS team as trainers

Facilitate the spiritual formation of 200 new Spiritual Directors in the Carmelite Tradition

Establish 10 Training Centres in the UK (Scotland; England: London, North Central; Wales) and in Ireland, the United States, Australia, Nigeria and Kenya

Build up over 1000 Video and Audio Resources available for online access

Host 10 International Conferences (Scripture & Contemplative Spirituality Conference)

Run 10 Scripture & Spirituality Summer Schools with an international audience

Lead 30 Study-Pilgrimages for over 180 Pilgrims introducing them to the spirituality of Carmelite saints and mystics in the places associated with them and sanctified by their presence – Holy Land, Portugal, Spain, France, etc.

And more …

YOU CAN HELP US TO ACHIEVE THIS FOR THE PRAISE OF HIS GLORY
(cf. Ephesians 1:12)

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May God bless you in the New Year and beyond.

In Christ the Lord,

Fr Alexander of Mary Queen Beauty of Carmel
Director, Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality, Oxford.

Holy Mother St Teresa
look down from heaven and see,
visit this vine and protect it,
the vine your right hand has planted.

The Almighty has done great things for us, Holy is His Name (cf. Luke 1:49)