Jackie Tevlin, a MBIT alumna has kindly agreed to post her poem "St Clare of Assisi". Thank you Jackie! We welcome other alumnae to submit poems, artwork or stories. St Clare of Assisi Blessed soul of grace, Attentive to the preacher's word, A palm you waved in joy - Receiving the light of faith, Whilst waiting on His command. Trapped in the pain of glass , Looking out but never in, With wealth of ermine - Kept in style, kept in frustration. Unable to begin responding to God's plan, whilst tucked up safe within A fortress walls. Let me loose, let me cast off [...]
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Living the Triduum in a Pandemic and beyond. A post by Dr Sue Price. A few years ago, I delivered a paper at a Conference on Suffering and Diminishment. This paper was subsequently published in Pastoral Review (May/June2019) entitled: Living Good Friday, moving into Easter Saturday, but can Easter Sunday be real? I was exploring my experiences of working in a children’s hospice, looking at the grieving process of all those concerned. I saw a connection between the movements within bereavement and the movements of the Triduum. This connection between what we experience in real life and what we [...]
This event has been postponed to 23 October 2021. Join us for a special study day on Catholic Ethical Leadership and Management in Ecclesial and Secular Settings. For more information, click here.
On 1st February, Professor Fiona Ellis (Roehampton University, UK) spoke on the topic of 'Meaning, Desire and God: An Expansive Naturalistic Approach'. The lectures started with the overview of two categories of approaches: atheistic/naturalistic and theistic/supernaturalistic. Then explored the 'desire solution' of Richard Taylor, proposed in his 'Good and Evil' (1970), identified a number of difficulties with Taylor's position and his critique of the religious framework, and ended with references to Friedrich Nietzsche and Robert Pippin. To view the lecture please visit Margaret Beaufort Institute's YouTube channel by clicking here.
Jackie Tevlin, a Margaret Beaufort Institute student submitted this lovely poem after attending Sophia Study Day in November 2020 led by Dominic White OP. Thank you, Jackie! Who is Sophia? And where is she now? i. Leaf green prancing playfully in the early Summer breeze Sighs wistfully with a longing for today to be still Be held by O! Creator God of the unseasonal falling Let us revere Your Majesty in this sense of place It is not Autumn’s season yet It is not the turning of the page And it is not time for us to die. ii. [...]
This article by Dr Sue Price appears in Pastoral Review Vol 17 Issue 1 January/February/March 2021 Introduction My heart rejoiced the other Sunday, as I was sitting in a pew, appropriately socially distanced from anyone else, wearing my mask, feeling alone, when I heard a baby cry from somewhere behind me. At last, a normal, everyday sound full of hope and life. I have so missed the sight and sound of children at mass, the ‘wrigglies’ as one priest called them. I have missed the running up and down the aisle, the busy colouring in, the dropped crayons, rice [...]
The video recording of the launch of Dominic White’s book, including a response by Catherine Pickstock, Norris Hulse Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge is now available on the Margaret Beaufort Institute YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/f-4NArJ6CnU. Living in the age of the retouchable selfie, the issue of how one presents oneself to the world has never been more critical for those navigating the world of social media. In this book, Dominic While asks how might the long tradition of the Christian gaze, found in scripture, art, theology and philosophy speak into this selfie generation? What , in this context, might [...]