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

January 19    Art and Prayer: Salvador Dali and St John of the Cross - Dr Cyprian Blamires OCDS

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 events@cacarmelitesp.co.uk or call 01865 735133 (press 1 for Retreat Centre).



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