22nd June - SUMMER REFLECTION DAY at TURVEY - ALIVE IN CHRIST
Talk by Brother John OSB
Mass - Prayer of Stillness - Time-for-Prayer Places - Labyrinth - Audio Visual Meditation - Creative Art/ Prayer Room
In today’s theme as we respond to the Pope’s call for a Global Network of prayer we enter the joys, hopes, pains and sufferings of all our sisters and brothers.
10:00 coffee for 10:15 start, 4:00 close
Monastery of Christ Our Saviour, Jacks Lane, Turvey, MK43 8DH (Parking at the Monastery via first drive on the left in Jacks Lane. Please do not park in Jacks Lane.Turn off the A428 by the speed camera for Jacks Lane)
Places limited so booking essential, cost of Day £15 with booking via NORES office firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01582 723312. For accessibility enquiries ring 01234 888858
Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee available all day. Booking form here.
12th-14th July 2019 - Scripture & Contemplative Spirituality Conference, at the Carmelite Priory, Boars Hill, Oxford, (some events at the Blavatnik School of Government, Walton Street, Oxford). This is not a Diocesan-organised event but is commended by the Diocesan Spirituality Network.
Themes of the conference:The Contemplative Biblical Spirituality: Carmel’s Gift to the World - Mindfulness and Contemplative Christian Tradition
- This is an annual conference for spiritual seekers who desire to live a more contemplative spirituality that is rooted in biblical faith.
- The aim of the conference is to enable people to have a contemplative awareness, informed and inspired by the riches of Scripture and Carmelite Spirituality.
- The approach of the speakers will be both academic and pastoral, informing and enriching the spiritual life.
- The conference therefore aims to provide top-class lectures, as well as an experience of prayer, both personal and liturgical, for the participants.
Programme, prices and registration at http://oxcacs.org/conference-registration/
1. Keep an eye on the Forthcoming Events elsewhere on this Diocesan site .
2. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have designated 2020 as 'The God Who Speaks': A Year of the Word" to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini ( Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’), and the 1600th anniversary of death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin.Therefore, 2020 will be a year of celebrating, living and sharing God's word, through a range of events, activities and resources. We are invited to listen afresh to the word of God as did Our Blessed Lady at the Annunciation, to encounter anew the presence of that word, and to proclaim it afresh in the Church and the World. Where does the Bible fit into your daily life?
Ahead of 2020 Year of the Word, we would like to hear how people currently make use of Holy Scripture. The information, which is submitted anonymously, will help us to plan events and resources that will help you and those you meet to hear more effectively The God Who Speaks.Please take part in our 'The God who Speaks'online survey:. Flyer here
3.Fr Tony Nolan MSC, no longer living in our Diocese but available to run days: www.thresholdspaces.co.uk [ NB to navigate that website, you have to spot the little row of grey and orange dots two-thirds down the page and use them to explore different pages. There is no proper menu . ]
4. Margaret Shinkwin, a former Head who is no longer in our Diocese, is involved in Spiritual support for Catholic Headteachers. See the EducareM website at www.educarem.org.uk
5. A regular time of silence & meditation is offered at All Saints C of E church in Earls Barton, east of Northampton.
"What the world needs now is love" .Where is love ? How do we find it ? By taking time to be still with God.Whether you call it meditation, loving silence, silent prayer or sitting in the Light, there has been a long tradition of meditation in Christianity and science also now can testify to the benefit of taking time to sit in silence , to simply be.Using the beautiful historic Church of All Saints In Earls Barton as a place of peace, you are invited to join us there, each Friday morning to sit in "Loving Silence" for 30 minutes. Everyone and anyone is welcome, whether you are a person of faith or none, or a beginner in meditation.Please arrive at 9.45am to commence the silence/mediation at 10.00 am . We will finish at 10.30am. If you have more time, it would be lovely if we could meet for coffee/tea in Jeyes tearoom afterwards.If you wish for more information please contact Johan 07900864674 or Glynis 07919952736.
Let us all help love to grow in us and in the world