Spiritual Enrichment Lectures

Spiritual Enrichment Lecture Series (SELS)

                                                  ... nurture and enrich your spiritual life

As from this autumn, the Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality (CACS) at the Carmelite Priory, Boars Hill, Oxford will be engaging 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.

Saturday 6th October 2018 

Personality, Experience and Prayer – Fr Liam Finnerty OCD & Anne Donald OCDS

This presentation will explore various images of God that may help or hinder an authentic prayer experience that allows for flourishing and growth in the spiritual life. Understanding who we are, where we are, where we have come from and what best enables us to connect with God is what helps the life of prayer to flourish.

Fr Liam Finnerty is a Carmelite priest and Prior of the Carmelite community at at Boars Hill, Oxford.

Anne Donald is a Secular Carmelite and Coach of leaders and teams.


Saturday 20th October 2018

Drawing from the Wellsprings of Scripture: the Biblical Roots of Carmelite Prayer – Fr Craig E. Morrison O.Carm

With a PowerPoint meditation as his starting point, Fr Craig Morrison will explore the contemplative biblical spirituality of the Carmelite tradition, and how Carmelite prayer is inspired by the Scriptures and finds nourishment in and through the Scriptures.

Fr Craig Morrison is a Carmelite priest and Professor of Aramaic and biblical exegesis at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome.


Location: Carmelite Priory, Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5HB

Time: 10.00 am – 12 noon


Timetable for the Spiritual Enrichment Lecture Series

9.30am: Arrivals, Registration and Coffee

10.00am: Introduction and Lecture (Part 1)

10.45am: Short Break

11.00am: Lecture (Part 2, including questions and discussion)

12 noon: Finish


The cost of each lecture is £30, including refreshments.

To book a place, please email events@cacarmelitesp.co.uk or call 01865 735133 (press 2 for Retreat Centre).

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