Reflection Morning Lawson

“The Continuous Thread of Mysticism in our Christian Tradition” - Sr Patty Andrew
  •  15 April 2023
     9:30AM - 12:30PM

As we reflect on our lives, especially as we grow in wisdom and knowledge, we realise that over time we have experienced inner awakening.   The men and women of our Christian mystical tradition have over the centuries, given voice to their rich “interior well.” As we explore and reflect on their writings, we find that Christian mysticism is like a continuous thread which not only enriches our faith tradition but also our personal faith and spiritual journey.  During our time together we will touch briefly on the writings of several of our Christian mystics.

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“The Continuous Thread of Mysticism in our Christian Tradition”

Sr Patty Andrew has been a member of the Ursuline Congregation for 54 years.  Patty was the Congregational leader for the Australian Ursuline sisters. Following that Patty worked at the Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Parramatta. Her work there was focused on Religious Education and teacher formation. Patty completed a doctoral research study in 2018 which focused on the spirituality of classroom teachers. She has had a life-long interest in and commitment to exploring our Christian mystical tradition and affirms the insight of Karl Rahner that, “the Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist at all.”

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