Thursday 23 March 2017

Lent Talk — Prayer and Preaching

Talk 5

The next talk in our Lenten series on prayer with the religious orders will take place on Saturday 1 April. Fr Richard Finn, O.P., who is the Director of the Las Casas Institute, and a lecturer and tutor at Blackfriars, Oxford will talk on Prayer and Preaching: The spiritual traditions of St Dominic’s Order of Preachers.

St Dominic died in 1221, and left the Church a new family of friars and of nuns. The tradition of the Dominicans shows their founder to have been an attractive personality. It was said of Dominic that he liked to talk only ‘to God or about God’, demonstrating the charism of the Order: to pray first and then ‘pass on the fruit of their contemplation’ in their preaching of the Word of God.

Talks take place on Saturdays at 11:00 in the Oratory parish centre and are open to the public. Tea and coffee available before from 10:30.

It was a great pleasure to welcome back Fr Stephen Morrison — who has been a regular in our church since he was an undergraduate — to last Saturday for his talk about the Canons of Prémontré.


8 April — The Still Small Voice that Speaks in Lent: The Prophet Elijah in Carmelite Spirituality
Fr Kevin Alban, O.Carm., Friar of Aylesford Priory, Kent

Full details of all the talks are available in the Lent, Holy Week and Easter booklet. Printed copies are available at the back of church.