The Caroline Chisholm Library

The Caroline Chisholm Library is a Catholic theological lending and reference library situated in central Melbourne (Level 3, 358 Lonsdale St - opposite St Francis Church). Opening Hours are 11am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

All members of the public are welcome to browse the library, use it for reference purposes or attend lectures. Persons interested in borrowing books can become library members (membership forms are avaliable at the Library).

The library catalogue is available online at the Library's website at

This blog will give details of events at the library, text of talks given at the library as well as reviews of books in the library collection.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Dominican Laity Chapter

A chapter of the Dominican Laity (commonly known as Dominican Teritiaries) is based at the Library using the Library as a venue for its monthly meetings. Potential new members are always welcome to attend meetings. If interested in attending a meeting or finding out more about the Domincan Laity, please contact Anthony Krohn at the Library on phone 9670 1815.

Dominican Laity are Catholic laypeople who share in part in the work and mission of the Dominican Order. Dominican Laity formally committ to sharing in the prayer life of the Order (eg by commiting to say part of the Liturgy of the Hours on a regular basis) and in the intellectual life of the Order (eg by committing to study the Catholic faith in greater detail). Dominican Laity live out these commitments in the context of their own particular state of life. Membership of the Dominican Laity offers laypeople the opportunity to deepen their faith in a manner that accords with the commitments and needs of their own vocation as laypeople.

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