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CENTRE FOR APPLIED CARMELITE SPIRITUALITY (CACS)

The Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality (CACS) will launch 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 Course meets one weekend (Friday - Sunday) a month from September 2019 through June 2020 and is presented by the Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality (CACS) team and invited speakers.

Term 1 2019

September 6-8 

October 4-6 

November 1-3

Term 2 2019-2020

December 6-8, 2019

January 3-5, 2020

January 31 - February 2

Term 3 2020

March 6-8

April 3-5

May 1-3

 

TIERED PRICING

Our quoted prices are fully inclusive of participation in the course, accommodation in our guest rooms (including towels and linen), all meals and refreshments, and full access to the Carmelite Priory facilities, e.g., our meditation rooms, chapel and library.

Before you book your place on the course, please take a moment to consider that the Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality is a Charitable Trust. We believe that the benefits of learning about and journeying deeper in the spiritual life should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants.

Recognising that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others, we are happy to offer a tiered pricing structure (Sustainable Price and Supported Price) for our courses. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.

Our Sustainable Price is £1,800. This can be paid in instalments and covers the cost of the course and helps us to sustain our learning facilities.

Our Supported Price is £1,650. This can also be paid in instalments and reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of the course and is intended for those with minor financial need.

For accommodation enquiries, please call Ruth Preston at 01865 730183/730133 (press 1 for Retreat Centre) or email reservations@carmelite.org.uk to reserve your accommodation.

 

Spiritual Enrichment and Life Formation Programme (Carmelite Tradition)

September 2019 - July 2020

This new one-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. One does not need to be a Carmelite or even know much of Carmelite spirituality to be part of the Programme. All that is necessary is to have a heartfelt desire to draw from the rich tradition of Carmelite spirituality in deepening one's own bond with God.  

There are two five-day intensives in residence, as well as, four Overnights at the Carmelite Priory, Oxford. The rest of the course will be delivered by distance learning through a phased release of materials online, mentor support via Skype and gatherings facilitated by online video conferencing technology.

The Certificate in Spiritual Formation (Carmelite Tradition) which will be awarded at the successful completion of the course.

Dates of the Programme:

Intensive (I): September 11-15, 2019

Overnights (I & II): November 29, 2019; January 24, 2020

Intensive (II): March 25-29, 2020

Overnights (III & IV): May 29, 2020; July 24, 2020

 

TIERED PRICING

Our quoted prices are for tuition, meals and refreshments, and full access to the Carmelite Priory facilities, e.g., our quiet rooms, chapel and library during course days.

Before you book your place on the course, please take a moment to consider that the Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality is a Charitable Trust. We believe that the benefits of learning about and journeying deeper in the spiritual life should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants. 

Recognising that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others, we are happy to offer a tiered pricing structure (Sustainable Price and Supported Price) for our courses. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.

Our Sustainable Price is £1,340 per year. This can be paid in instalments and covers the cost of the course and helps us to sustain our learning facilities.

Our Supported Price is £1,220 per year. This can also be paid in instalments and reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of the course and is intended for those with minor financial need.

About accommodation: For those who wish to stay at the Carmelite Priory during the Intensives and Overnights, they can call Ruth Preston at 01865 730183/730133 (press 1 for Retreat Centre) or email reservations@carmelite.org.uk to find out about availability and rates and to book your accommodation. Course participants who stay at the Carmelite Priory will receive discounted accommodation rates. 

 

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. One does not need to be a Carmelite or even know much of Carmelite spirituality to be part of the Programme. All that is necessary is to have a heartfelt desire to draw from the rich tradition of Carmelite spirituality in deepening one's own bond with God and to walk with others as they journey through 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.

The programme includes two certificates: Certificate in Spiritual Formation (Carmelite Tradition) which will be received at the successful completion of the first year of the course, and Certificate in Spiritual Direction (Carmelite Tradition) awarded at the successful completion of the second year of the training programme.

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 the cost, we are offering a tiered pricing structure (Sustainable Price and Supported Price) and people are to select the price that feels appropriate for them. We're doing this because we recognise that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others.

Our Sustainable Price is £1,340 per year. This can be paid in instalments and covers the cost of the course and helps us to sustain our learning facilities.

Our Supported Price is £1,220 per year. This can also be paid in instalments and reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of the course and is intended for those with minor financial need.

Our quoted prices are for tuition, meals and refreshments, and full access to the Carmelite Priory facilities like our quiet rooms, chapel and library during course days.

About accommodation: For those who wish to stay at the Carmelite Priory during the Intensives and Overnights, they can call Ruth Preston at 01865 730183/730133 to find out about availability and rates and to book your accommodation. Course participants who stay at the Carmelite Priory will receive discounted accommodation rates.

For further information on the above courses or to book a place on the courses, please go to www.cacarmelitesp.co.uk or email: courses@carmelite.org.uk or phone: 01865 735133 (press 1 for Retreat Centre).

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