We are now into week 6. Unfortunately one of our group has had to withdraw this week as a result of health issues - a reminder of the great gift of health, which I can so easily take for granted. The week started with a reflection day and later we had input from several presenters. First from Greg Zuschlag on ‘the Historical Jesus’ and later from Ken Hannon on Sacramental Theology. Both gave us a good deal to think about and process.It has also been a week of celebration with Lucy’s Silver Jubilee and our three February birthdays (Gary, Sally and Pete). This week I received another invitation from the CCVI sisters. This was to see ‘Godspell’. It was a new and very creative production. The setting was a High School classroom and the Jesus figure, for whose way they were preparing was a supply teacher! The actors were Music and Drama students at the University of the Incarnate Word, where this is a strong department with excellent facilities. The performance was very polished and Opening Night a fitting tribute to the performers’ talents and hard work. The week was nicely finished off with a visit to the colourful Market Square,
After 23 years of fulfilling ministry at Australian Catholic University, the leader of my Congregation, Sisters of Charity of Australia, invited me to undertake a Sabbatical program. I was delighted and, after considerable research, I found one that seemed to tick all the boxes.
This four month program, Ministry to Ministers, is offered by the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. According to their website, the program encompasses ‘key aspects of Biblical sabbath- ceasing, resting, embracing and feasting- to facilitate the personal, spiritual theological and pastoral renewal o... full info