13 March 2020
7:30PM - 10:00PM
The “Statement of Conclusions” (December 1998) is hardly a landmark document. However, it proved to be something of a catalyst for expressions of concern by many Catholics in Australia at that time. What was happening then? What is happening now? What might we learn from asking such questions?
Fr Michael is a Marist priest, ordained in 1972. He gained his PhD under Adrian van Kaam in 1984 and is the former Head of the Sydney College of Divinity and former Principal of the Catholic Theological Union in Sydney.
He has published four books and a number of articles in his field of spirituality. Michael believes the renewal of the Church must include a grassroots recovery of the mystical dimension of our faith. He is committed to assisting adults to become contemplative in and through their daily lives. As part of his work in adult education through Aquinas Academy in Sydney, he has established a place of solitude and silence on a property in Colo, NSW, with Josephite Sister, Marie Biddle. Fr Michael is currently the Parish Priest of St Pat’s Church Hill, Sydney.
Come join us in stimulating and animated discussion over a DELICIOUS TWO COURSE MEAL 7.00pm for 7.30pm
$60 PER PERSON BYO DRINKS
Please advise any special dietary requirements. If you wish to sit with a friend, please advise.
RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL – RSVP Thursday 5th March
Contact: Secretary, Catalyst for Renewal, PO Box 265, Swansea, 2281.
Telephone 02 4971 4090 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Mary St Hunters Hill NSW
The is a parking lot in front of the hall and more parking on the street.
Come and enjoy some reflection, silence and solitude in the beautiful Marist grounds. Holy Name of Mary Church is usually open.
Typically, our reflection mornings follow this format: we begin with an input from our speaker, followed by a period of personal reflection. You might take some morning tea at this time if you wish. There follows another period of input. The there is another period of reflection. You may stay in the hall, wander in the grounds or find a spot to sit in the sum. We try to maintain the silence. Finally, we gather for conversation with our presenter and each other.
Please put some time aside for yourself and join us for this beautiful experience.