Scripture & Spirituality Summit (SSS) 2020

Advance notice: The Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality, Oxford will hold its first virtual:
Scripture & Spirituality Summit (SSS)


16th November 2020
14:00 – 18:30 BST
Theme: Christ and the Carmelite Saints
keynote speaker:  Cardinal Anders Arborelius
The conference will be live-streamed!

The 50th Anniversary of the Doctorate of Santa Teresa of Jesus will be celebrated on September 27, 2020.  To commemorate this event, the Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality, Oxford, will host an International Spirituality Summit on “Teresa of Avila, a Teacher and Guide: Celebrating 50 Years of Her Doctorate.” The summit will take place on 16th November 2020 from 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The summit will celebrate the life and legacy of Saint Teresa of Avila, an exceptional woman and the first female doctor of the Church. Participants will be inspired by her remarkable life, empowered to follow in her footsteps, and more.

The keynote lecture will be given by Cardinal Anders Arborelius, OCD. Other participants at the Summit include: Rt Revd. David Oakley (Bishop of Northampton), Very Revd. John Grennan OCD, Dr Susan Muto, Sr Jo Robson OCD, Fr Matt Blake OCD, Mark Courtney OCDS and Annette Goulden OCDS. There will be a panel discussion on Saint Teresa’s life and legacy chaired by Professor Peter Tyler of St Mary’s University, Twickenham.

If you desire to nurture your spiritual life, are interested in spirituality, the role and influence women can have in today’s culture and society, a lover of Carmel, you wouldn’t want to miss this summit. Save the date, and plan to join us virtually for this important summit on November 18, 2020.

2:00 pm     Invitation to Prayer, Welcome and Introduction

2:05 pm     Opening Remarks – Rt Rev. David Oakley (Bishop of Northampton)

2:10 pm     Keynote Lecture: “To Live in God’s Presence” – Cardinal Anders Arborelius, OCD

3:00 pm     Coffee Break

3:15 pm     Lecture II – TBD

4:15 pm     Break

4:45 pm     Panel Discussion

5:45 pm     Questions & Reflections

6:15 pm     Shared Silence and Closing Prayer

6:30 pm     End of Summit