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.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Upcoming Library Fundraising Dinner with Launch of the 350 Foundation

All are invited to the following exciting event!

Caroline Chisholm Fundraising Dinner & Talk

Thursday 1st November, 2012

6.30 for 7 pm

At the Pumphouse Hotel
128 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy

Special Guest Speaker Dr Anna Silvas FAHA speaking on:

“St Macrina the Younger, The Fourth Cappodocian- or Was She the First?”

Dr Anna Silvas is a scholar of ancient languages and a Church historian and author of international acclaim. Her research concentrates on early monasticism in Eastern Asia Minor and in Syria, and the spirituality of ascetic women in early and medieval Christianity. She is a fellow of the prestigious Australian Academy of Humanities. She is the author of “Saint Macrina: Philosopher of God.” and has went to Turkey to research the site of St Macrina’s monastery. St Macrina (327-379)was the first born of some remarkable siblings which included the Church Doctors Basil and Gregory and St Peter Sebastia.

RSVP for bookings and enquiries: Anthony Krohn +61 411 483 494 or Paul Nixon: +61 405 486 531

Cost: Talk and Dinner:
(with Drinks at Bar Prices)
Single: $75
Double: $ 140
Payment: Cash or Cheque on the Night


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