Edward is a well-known theologian, author and speaker. Each year he speaks to tens of thousands of people from around the world, including clergy, parish leaders, catechists and laity. He has written several best-selling books and his latest release is, Into His Likeness: Be Transformed as a Disciple. Dr Sri will be speaking on several topics such as “Philippians 3: The Surpassing Worth of Knowing Christ Jesus” and “Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John.” He is an adjunct professor at the Augustine Institute, Colorado.
Andrew Newberg MD
Andrew is a preeminent neuroscientist who researches the links among spirituality, contemplative practices, and brain function. His pioneering research focussed on the use of functional brain imaging to study Carmelite nuns in prayer. He will be speaking on the burgeoning field of neurotheology and its potential impact on people’s health. Andrew is the Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fr Dominic Allain
Fr Dominic Allain is a priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark is the International Pastoral Director of Grief to Grace, a specialised programme of spiritual and psychological healing for anyone who has suffered sexual, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse in childhood, adolescence or adulthood. He will be speaking on opening our deepest wounds to the healing power of Christ the Divine Physician.
Fr Matt Blake
Fr Matt is a Discalced Carmelite of the Anglo-Irish Province. He has been the Regional Delegate and the Prior of Boars Hill and Kensington priories. He is the National Director of the Carmelite Secular Order, UK and in this capacity has developed an extensive Carmelite ministry in the doctrine of our saints and the Carmelite tradition. He has given retreats over many years and is well known as a spiritual director and speaker.
Sr Jo Robson OCD
With its numerous biblical citations, Albert’s Rule is the most scriptural of the religious rules, and contains a number of precepts placing Scripture at the heart of Carmelite spirituality. This paper will argue that, above and beyond these, Albert’s own use of Scripture in the text is itself highly informative and illustrates key features of the biblical spirituality which lies at the heart of the Carmelite tradition.
Sr Jo Robson is a Discalced Carmelite nun from the community of Ware. She was a keynote speaker at the conference held at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, to mark the fifth centenary of St Teresa’s birth, and a member of the committee organising the centenary celebrations across the UK. Sr Jo is now joint coordinator of the formation programme for novices in our British Carmels. She has an MA in Christian Theology from the University of London with a thesis on Edith Stein and the political theology of J-B Metz.
Fr Vincent O’Hara OCD