The Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality, Oxford

One-Week Summer School offers an exciting new opportunity for in-depth spiritual formation


Live-streamed / Fully interactive / Powerful teaching of two mystics of the French and Spanish schools of spirituality / In-depth exploration of the teachings of two doctors of the Church . And, of course, added bonuses: Eucharist - live-streamed, online spiritual accompaniment, guided prayer & silent reflections.

Holy Wisdom: Exploring the Spiritual Canticle of St John of the Cross

Date: July 18-21, 2020      Presenter: Fr Matt Blake, OCD

This summer course presents the magnificent goal to which the mystical Doctor, John of the Cross, intends to lead the one who seeks a deeper and fuller experience of the spiritual life. The major themes of John's Spiritual Canticle, the love story God and the soul, will be explored for their significance for daily living.

Themes: The Spiritual Canticle and the Biblical / Song of Songs The Context and Purpose of the Spiritual Canticle / John’s Understanding of the Human person / The Spiritual Vision of the Spiritual Canticle / Keys to Interpreting the Spiritual Canticle / The Spiritual Journey towards Union with God.

St Thérèse and the Spirituality of the Little Way of Love

Date: July 22-24, 2020     Presenter: Fr Vincent O’Hara, OCD

The hybrid presentation (livestream and pre-recorded) of this course will explore aspects of the life and spirituality of the youngest doctor of the Church. You will gain a deeper appreciation of the wisdom of her spirituality of the Little Way and it’s relevance for our world marked by much suffering and violence.

Themes: Early Life and Background / Redemptive suffering in Thérèse The Spirituality of the Little Way / Love in the Heart of the Church Thérèse’s Poetry: Why I Love You O Mary! / Her Message for Today

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