CAFOD supporter and campaigner, Margaret Sibbery will be leading on a day of recollection based on the Papal encyclical Laudato Si’.
To book your place, please complete this form, and return it, along with your payment of £20 to the Parish Office at Holy Name, 52 Otley Road, Leeds. LS16 6HW.
(Please mark your booking form for the attention of Su Goodyear)
Final numbers are needed by 28th September 2018.
Event: Sensing the Presence of God
Date: Saturday 13th October 2018
Overview: A day to grow in the spirituality of Laudato Si’, led by Margaret Siberry, with time for reflection and private prayer.
Venue: Hinsley Hall Pastoral Centre, Headingley Lane, Leeds. LS6 2BX
For more information, please contact Suzanne Oakes:
firstname.lastname@example.org / landline 0113 256 9351 / Mobile 07722 960585
A day of short inputs, drama, poetry, prayer and interactive workshops to help us listen better to others and to understand their real needs
In order to respond to Pope Francis’s invitation to become a Church ‘with and of the poor’ perhaps in our particular context a pre requisite task is to develop as a ‘listening Church’ willing and able to cross boundaries and as Jean Vanier puts it ‘crossing the street’ to make contact with those we would usually prefer to ignore or avoid.
Even those eager to “speak truth to power’ can neglect to build relationships with the poor and those who are often just ‘overlooked’. St Thomas Aquinas stressed that the roots of what we now call Catholic Social Thought lies in a process of discernment rather than in a simple ‘protest narrative’ which involves engaging with the other and learning together to balance competing interests as we search for the Common Good.
We need therefore to become a people capable of listening and to foster a culture of encounter to become a Church of deep and transformative listening.
If you would like to attend, please CLICK HERE to book your place.