CACS - Carmelite Studies
CENTRE FOR APPLIED CARMELITE SPIRITUALITY (CACS)
The Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality (CACS) offers the following programmes in September 2019:
Living Prayer: A Carmelite Prayer Course on the Practice and Deepening of Contemplative Prayer and Living
September 2019 - May 2020
This new Nine-Month Prayer course enables one to practise contemplative living according to one's own lifestyle. The ongoing process of the Course provides an environment in which to integrate contemplative practices into one’s life. This integration is accomplished in part by opening oneself to God as a community and consenting to God’s presence and action individually and communally.
The Course meets one weekend (Friday - Sunday) a month from September 2019 through May 2020. Each weekend includes a review of the previous months’ practice(s), soul-friending, Silent Prayer, talks, sharing and rest.
September 6-8, October 4-6, November 1-3, December 6-8
January 3-5, January 31 - February 2, March 6-8, April 3-5, May 1-3
The Themes Each month’s theme is supported by a Spiritual Counsel and Prayer Practice.
First Month – Awareness of God’s Presence and Action
Second Month – Letting Go and Letting God
Third Month – Receiving True Life from the Tree of Life
Fourth Month – Resting in God and Resting from Self
Fifth Month – Simplicity and Contemplative Discernment
Sixth Month – The Contemplative School of Mary
Seventh Month – Forgiveness and Healing in Relationships
Eighth Month – Spiritual Commitment
Ninth Month – Celebrating and Sending forth
For more information, please go to 'CACS - Living Prayer'.
Spiritual Direction Training Programme (Carmelite Tradition)
September 2019 - July 2021
This new two-year Programme builds on an interpretation of the experience of journeying towards intimacy with God as expressed in the life of the Carmelite saints and deriving principles from this for the growth and flourishing of the spiritual life.
There are four five-day intensives in residence at the Carmelite Priory, Oxford (two intensives per year). The remainder are eight overnights (four per year) at the Carmelite Priory and distant learning through a phased release of materials online, mentor support via Skype and gatherings facilitated by online video conferencing technology.
Dates for First Year
Intensive: September 11-15, 2019
Overnights: November 29, 2019; January 24, 2020
Intensive: March 25-29, 2020
Overnights: May 29, 2020; July 24, 2020
Dates for Second Year
Intensive: September 2-6, 2020
Overnights: November 27, 2020; January 29, 2021
Intensive: March 24-28, 2021
Overnights: May 28, 2021; July 30, 2021
For further information on the above courses or to book a place on the courses, please go to oxcacs.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 01865 735133 (press 1 for Retreat Centre).