Spiritual Enrichment Lectures
Spiritual Enrichment Lecture Series (SELS)
... nurture and enrich your spiritual life
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.
Spiritual Enrichment Lecture Series (SELS) 2019
January 5 Praying the Psalms - Fr Vincent O'Hara, OCD
Psalms have formed part of the Judeo-Christian personal and liturgical experience of prayer. Fr Vincent will explore, with a selection of psalms, the poetic form of the Psalms and their rich imagery that touches the emotions and engages the mind. Participants will discover how through the various Psalms of lament, thanksgiving, wisdom, confidence, etc., the deepest feelings that we often bring to prayer: fears, joys, laments, hopes and faith in the sure confidence that our God knows us, cares about us and responds to the deepest yearnings of our hearts.
Fr Vincent O'Hara is a Carmelite Priest and Prior of Avila Carmelite Centre, Dublin, Ireland.
January 19 Art and Prayer: Salvador Dali and St John of the Cross - Dr Cyprian Blamires OCDS
The story of an extraordinary painter and an extraordinary saint
Dr Cyprian Blamires is a historian and a writer.
February 2 Contemplative Awareness - Angela Rogerson
February 16 A learning Hidden Deep in the Heart: Reflections from the Third Spiritual Alphabet,
Guide of St Teresa - Julienne McLean
March 2 Praying in the Company of Mary - Anne Harriss, OCDS
March 16 Carmelite Prayer, Mindfulness and Mental Prayer - Prof Peter Tyler
April 6 Centring Prayer - Margaret McNulty
April 13 The Three Ways of the Spiritual Life and Prayer - Heather Ward, OCDS
May 4 The Living Flame of Love: Encountering the Mystery - Fr Iain Matthew, OCD
May 18 Feelings, Supernatural Communications and Prayer - Gillian Coxhead
June 1 Discerning Growth/Regression in Prayer - Julienne McLean
June 15 "Lord, teach us to pray." The Perfect Prayer - Fr Tony Parsons, OCD
June 29 Transformed by Prayer - Fr Michael McGoldrick, OCD
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 reserve a place, please email email@example.com or call 01865 735133 (press 2 for Retreat Centre).