Courses and Programmes from the Carmelites

Our courses are designed to allow you to grow in your spirituality and be truly transformative.

Courses Coming This Year

We have lots of inspirational courses planned for this year so please check back regularly. Here are some of the up and coming courses we have on the horizon.

Lenten Retreat 2023

23 February to 30 March 2023

Join us for our FREE online Lenten retreat “Lent: A Time of Grace and Prayer”

Prayer, Virtue and Discipleship

Monday 23rd, and 30th January 2023 and 6th February 2023

This course aims to enrich the pastoral ministry of participants and to make accessible to them the formative wisdom of Christian mystics and spiritual masters. The short course is therefore, suitable for a wide range of people: those who work in pastoral settings (hospitals, chaplaincies, prisons, in ministry) and those who are simply interested in understanding more about the spiritual life and pastoral ministry.

Seder meal

April 5th, 2023
A celebration of the Christian Seder Meal, and reflections on key ancient Hebrew beliefs and traditions that hold the key to our understanding the original meaning of the Eucharistic words of Jesus. Fr. Alexander Ezechukwu, a Carmelite priest and a biblical scholar trained at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, will lead us in this enriching Christian Seder Meal with teachings, reflections and presiding. For in person participation reservation need to be made by 30th March.

Unpacking the Fruits of Lent

After each talk in our Lenten Retreat series every Thursday this Lenten season, we’ll spend another hour online in shared conversation on the themes and insights from the talk with the friars. This session offers you the opportunity to review the talk in a prayerful space with others unpacking the fruits for our spiritual growth. In addition, we’d like to send you later a beautiful free eBook including all the reflections as an Easter gift from the Priory.

Celebrating the Easter Triduum 2023

6th – 9th April

Starting on Holy Thursday we’ll celebrate the central mystery of our faith, the death and resurrection of Jesus. Because schedules vary with each individual, this retreat time is flexible to allow participants to join or leave at different times.  Guests are also welcomed to spend private days before entering the Sacred Triduum by contacting the Centre Office to make reservations

Lady of Mount Carmel Triduum 2023

13th– 16th July

A Triduum Retreat in preparation for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel exploring Mary in the light of Sacred Scripture and the Carmelite tradition.

Spiritual Direction Formation Programme 2023

Starting 2023

The Spiritual Direction Formation Programme (Carmelite Tradition) builds on an interpretation of the experience of journeying towards intimacy with God as expressed in the life of the Carmelite saints and deriving principles from this for the growth and flourishing of the spiritual life.