Scripture Summit 

16th November, 2020

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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), 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 16, 2020.

Summit Schedule & Speaker List

Keynote Speakers:
Cardinal Anders Arborelius OCD
“To Live in God’s Presence”

Sr Jo Robson, OCD
“Teresa at Fifty: A Doctorate in the Ordinary

Opening Remarks 
Rt Revd. David Oakley, OCDS
Bishop of Northampton (UK)

2:00 pm    Welcome and Introduction
2:15 pm     Invitation to Prayer
2:25 pm     Opening Remarks – Rt Rev. David Oakley (Bishop of Northampton)
2:30 pm     Keynote Lecture: “To Live in God’s Presence” – Cardinal Anders Arborelius, OCD

3:15 pm     Coffee Break

3:30 pm     Lecture II: “Teresa at Fifty: A Doctorate in the Ordinary” – Sr Jo Robson, OCD

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

Professor Peter Tyler (Chair)

St Mary University, Twickenham, (London, UK)

Dr Susan Muto
Dean, Epiphany Academy, (Pittsburgh, USA)

Fr Matt Blake, OCD (London, UK)

Mark Courtney, OCDS (London, UK)

Annette Goulden, OCDS 
National President, Secular Carmelites (Oxford, UK)

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Keynote Speaker

Cardinal Anders Arborelius OCD
“To Live in God’s Presence”

Keynote Speaker

Sr Jo Robson, OCD
“Teresa at Fifty: A Doctorate in the Ordinary