Reflection Morning at Lawson – Seeking renewal through conversation

Join us in the ongoing conversation
  •  19 September 2020
     9:30AM - 12:30PM

A joint venture of Aquinas Academy and Catalyst for Renewal

Offering a Space for
Encounter, Trust & Grace

presented by Carolyn Craig-Emilsen

This presentation will explore the ways in which people may be encouraged to experience transformative insights within the contemplative space offered by retreats. Carolyn will look at some contemplative practices and draw on the ideas of key spiritual writers including Esther de Waal, Henri Nouwen and Parker J. Palmer.

Carolyn Craig-Emilsen is a spiritual director, retreat leader and a member of the Australian Network for Spiritual Direction. Carolyn presents day retreats along with others at Leura Uniting Church and other churches in the Blue Mountains and Sydney. She facilitates evening Taize Services at Leura Uniting on the third Sunday each month. Carolyn is interested in art, music, literature, Aboriginal culture and the environment of The Blue Mountains. She has a deep interest in the idea of sacred and contemplative space in retreats (or other forms) for people exploring intersections between their spiritual and faith journeys and their lives.

Entry by donation. Tea and Coffee provided. BYO snack pack.

COVID-19 Safe Space. BOOKING required: LIMIT 20 Persons

Contact Carol Teodori: 0449 172 669


Santa Maria Hall, 253 Great Western Hwy, Lawson, New South Wales, 2783, Australia


Parking at Our Lady of the Nativity Catholic Church, Lawson (enter by Somers Street)  – OR – Kitchener Street, Lawson (8 spaces).   To gain access to the car park please exit the Great Western Highway onto Somers Road immediately before the church.

For railway travelers to Lawson:

Go east on the Great Western Highway. Turn right at Orient St., left into Mary St. Walk to the end. (15 min. walk)