SCRIPTURE & SPIRITUALITY Conference 2021

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“To love is to be transformed into what we love. To love God is, therefore, is to be transformed into God.”
St. John of the Cross
Introduction – This year’s conference focuses on St. John of the Cross and his life-changing teachings of how love can transform each and every one of us. Through six thought-provoking talks, each of us can learn how to become beacons of light to greater reflect Christ and offer hope to a world in much need of healing. This year, we have been blessed with 6 renowned speakers, authors and experts, who will help bring St John’s teachings to life and transform how we grow in our love and spirituality.

DAY ONE PROGRAMME SCHEDULE
SATURDAY 10TH JULY

1.00 pm Breakout rooms open for discussions

2:00 pm Welcome and Introduction

2:10 pm Opening Prayer

2:20 pm Introduction of Keynote

2:25 pm Keynote: Iain Matthew, OCD

“Being Changed by Love: The Essence of the Dark Night”

3:15 pm Coffee Break (20 minutes)

3:35 pm Introduction of Keynote

3:40 pm Keynote: Susan Muto, PhD

“Wholly in Love: St. John of the Cross on Every Disciple’s Desire for Union with the Beloved”

4:30 pm Break (30 minutes)

5:00 pm Introduction of Speaker

5:05 pm John Magdalen Suenram, OCD

“In the Footsteps of John of the Cross: Following the Pathway of Creation to Union with God in Love.”

5:50 pm Break (10 minutes)

6:00 pm Workshops / small group discussions (optional)

6:30 pm Panel Discussion
Chair: Professor Peter Tyler (St Mary’s University, Twickenham)
Susan Muto, PhD
Ian Matthew, OCD
Vincent O’Hara, OCD
Claire Sillince
John Magdalen Suenram, OCD

7:15 pm End of Day One of Conference – Breakout Rooms Open for Discussion

DAY TWO PROGRAMME SCHEDULE
SUNDAY 11TH JULY

1.00 pm Breakout Rooms Open For Discussion

2:00 pm Welcome and Introduction

2:10 pm Opening Prayer

2:20 pm Introduction of Keynote

2:25 pm Keynote: John Dalla Costa

“With stillness. From silence. Towards wholeness: The Ethical Insights of Pope Francis for Human Healing After Covid-19”

3:15 pm Coffee Break (20 minutes)

3:35 pm Introduction of Keynote

3:40 pm Keynote: Mary Stevens, PhD

“New Vision for Our Times: Transforming and Recreative Love in the Romances of St John of the Cross read with Fratelli tutti of Pope Francis”

4:30 pm Break (30 minutes)

5:00 pm Introduction of Speaker

5:05 pm Piotr Nyk, OCD

“A Light for My Path: The Word of God and Saint John of the Cross”

5:50 pm Break (10 minutes)

6:00 pm Workshops / small group discussions (optional)

6:30 pm Break – Breakout Rooms Open

EVENING OF REFLECTION SCHEDULE
SUNDAY 11TH JULY 2021

7:00 pm Welcome and Introduction of the Evening Programme

7:05 pm Presentation of Sr. Sa Ra and Sr. Claire Sokol

7:10 pm Video presentation of Teresa’s Four Waters in Word, Image and Song:

7:50 pm Break (10 minutes)

8:00 pm Reflections with Sr. Sa Ra and Sr. Claire Sokol on their work

8:30 pm Feedback and shared thoughts from the audience

8:45 pm Shared Silence, Benediction & Close of Conference / Evening

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Lecture Date

10th July 2021