Posts made in April, 2016

Library Lecture: ‘Henri Nouwen, The Wounded Healer’ with Hugh Brown, Tues 7 June 7-9 pm

Posted on Apr 30, 2016

“Henri Nouwen remains a marvellously contemporary guide for those in search of meaning and a deeper relationship with God.” Fr Hugh writes and continues “The Wounded Healer, an early work of Nouwen’s, seems to define the masterful contribution he made to the spiritual life of many in a post-conciliar Church. An entertaining and thought-provoking speaker and writer, Nouwen learned the lessons of the spiritual life through his own, often doubt-filled, experiences. His untimely death at the age of 64 brought to an end a relentless quest for the divine that left a legacy of...

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Spiritual Reading Group: Poetry of Denise Levertov with Carol O’Connor: Tues 21 June 4.30pm

Posted on Apr 25, 2016

‘…..intently listening’: Silence and Word as  Eucharistic Feast in the Poetry of Denise Levertov. Carol writes: “Denise Levertov (1923-1997) believed that her poetry was ‘testimonies of lived life.’ Her own life was a dynamic interplay between fierce intellect and poet’s instinct. Understanding herself as a pilgrim on earth, a self described ‘air plant’, she moved in her later years from a position of ‘regretful skepticism…to (that) of Christian belief.’ She discovered that the place she had always been drawn toward is the place where the Word...

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