Crest CACS

Lecture Series

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.

7th September 2019
Awakened by the Beloved

Fr Alexander Ezechukwu, OCD

The profound yearning of the human heart for something more is at the basis of every longing for a deeper spiritual experience. read more...

£30

5th October 2019
Letting Go and Letting God

Fr Liam Finnerty, OCD

This presentation will explore the resistance which we put up, consciously and unconsciously to the loving inflow of God. read more...

£30

2nd November 2019
Receiving True Life from the Tree of Life

Fr Alexander Ezechukwu, OCD

This presentation will explore the resistance which we put up, consciously and unconsciously to the loving inflow of God. read more...

£30

7th December 2019
Resting in God and from Self

Fr Kelvin Ekhoegbe, OCD

This presentation will explore the idea of ‘rest’ and its importance for a way of life that is attentive to God. read more...

£30

4th January 2020
Simplicity and Contemplative Discernment

Fr Yamai Bature. OCD

The lecture will explore the dynamics of spiritual transformation read more...

£30

1st February 2020
The Contemplative School of Mary

Fr Denis Chardonnens, OCD

Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is one figure in biblical history and in Christian memory who is revered as a model of the contemplative. read more...

£30

7th March 2020
Empowered to Forgive: Bringing Healing to Relationships

Fr Liam Finnerty, OCD

How do we learn to forgive? Where do we learn about forgiveness; how can we be empowered to forgive? read more...

£30

4th April 2020
The Secret of Spiritual Growth

Fr Matt Blake, OCD

How can we become more sensitive to the daily invitations to a deeper spiritual life and recognising the roadblocks to true peace of soul which arise from depreciative thinking? read more...

£30

2nd May 2020
Transformed by the Beloved

Fr Iain Matthew, OCD

This presentation will explore key themes on the art of contemplation in the Carmelite tradition. read more...

£30

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

Time: 10 am – 1 pm Registration from 9:30 am Fee: £30 per lecture

To book a place click on BUY TICKET, or email: whatson@oxcacs.org or call