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Enriching Ministry Days

Enriching Ministry are days for those who feel the need to enrich their ministry especially those of spiritual direction, pastoral care, supervision or prayer accompaniment. Those who appreciate the role of these ministries and would like to understand more about any of them, as well as, about the spiritual journey will benefit greatly from these days. The Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality (CACS) at the Carmelite Priory, Boars Hill, Oxford engages top academics, experts, leaders in the spiritual life and practitioners in the field of Christian spirituality for the Enriching Ministry Days. Participants will hear keynote speakers who will explore how these ministries can be resourced and enriched by insights from Christian and Carmelite spirituality. These days are ideal for all who wish to grow in vocational confidence, ministerial competence and theologically informed practice.

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The Talk by Peter Tyler will be streamed live over the internet at 10:30 on 6-June
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The programme will be live-streamed over the internet from 12:50 on 6-June.
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‘The Cave of the Heart’: Christian Spirituality in a Time of Covid
&
“Redemption in St John of the Cross: Guidance in Time of Crisis”
(Saturday 6th June 2020)

This year on the 6th June we shall celebrate one of the most important, and mysterious, feasts of the Christian year: the Feast of the Holy Trinity. It comes as we begin to emerge from our long ‘Covid vigil’ that began in Lent. What can we learn from this doctrine for Christian contemplation ‘in a time of Covid’? And what resources can contemplative spirituality (Carmelite Tradition) offer spiritual directors as a support in the ministry of accompanying people who at this time are experiencing a range of emotions?

On this Enriching Ministry Day specially dedicated to the ministry of spiritual direction Professor Peter Tyler will be exploring the nature of Christian contemplation and how it can inform our outlook and action in the light of the present pandemic. Dr Mary Stevens’s presentation will draw on the insights for the Romances of Saint John of the Cross, a Carmelite saint, on how to journey through darkness, fear and incomprehension in baptismal hope to the embrace of the Trinity together with all humanity

This presentation is part of the Enriching Ministry Day specially dedicated to the ministry of spiritual direction.

It aims to resource spiritual directors who have to support directees in these perplexing times who bring to direction a range of emotions and who may be experiencing complicated grief.

Peter Tyler is Professor of Pastoral Theology and Spirituality at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London.

Dr Mary Stevens is a retired lecturer and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Divinity University of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland.

6TH JUNE 2020 PROGRAMME SCHEDULE
Peter Tyler and Mary Stevens Enrichment Day 6th June

10:30 am
LIVESTREAM
The Cave of the Heart: Christian Spirituality in a Time of Covid
– Prof. Peter Tyler
12:30 pm Lunch Break
12.50 pm Zoom Opens
1.00 pm Redemption in St John of the Cross: Guidance in Time of Crisis
– Dr Mary Stevens
1.30 pm Breakout Session
2.30 pm Silent Prayer
2.50 pm Plenary
3.00 pm Closing

For further information and booking, please contact Ruth Preston:
07849 596572 / inquiries@oxcacs.org or go to oxcacs.org

The Peter Tyler talk will be delivered separately online

Register here for Access to the Zoom Presentation & Breakout Sessions

The first presentation by Prof. Tyler will be made by livestream and the second part of the programme will be via Zoom.