How can we welcome back the spiritually wounded?
With just a fortnight to go before the Inaugural Landings Lecture at Farm Street Church, the organisers are hoping for a high turn-out of people who are interested in returning to the Catholic faith and those who support them in parishes and other communities.
The Inaugural Lecture - entitled Welcoming the Wounded - Becoming the Church of the Good Samaritan - will be given by Fr Christopher Jamison OSB, who will focus on how Catholic parishes can welcome those who feel spiritually wounded.
“I think Fr Jamison will address important contemporary issues regarding falling away from and returning to practice of the Catholic faith which are relevant to anyone interested,” says Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, the Director of Landings UK and Superior of the Mount Street Jesuit Community. “In particular, I am sure that clergy and lay workers would be interested.”
A place of healing
Fr Christopher Jamison OSB currently works as the Director for the National Office of Vocation. In his Landings Lecture, he will ask: How can a Catholic parish welcome the spiritually wounded? What does it take to be a place of healing? In addition to being a Benedictine monk (he was the Abbot of Worth Abbey in West Sussex), Fr Jamison is also a writer and a broadcaster. He became well-known through the BBC TV series The Monastery, which was followed by the BBC Two documentary The Big Silence in 2010. This was filmed at St Beuno’s Jesuit Retreat Centre in North Wales and followed several ordinary people as they explored the value and challenge of silent meditation.
The Inaugural Landings Lecture by Fr Christopher Jamison OSB, Welcoming the Wounded - Becoming the Church of the Good Samaritan, will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 7 March 2017 at Farm Street Church Hall, 114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AH. To book a place, contact Scott McCoombe at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 7529 4829. The recommended donation is £7.