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Research project seeks participants to explore the experiences of transgender, non-binary or gender queer young people educated in Catholic schools

Trans led academic research for trans young people Are you a young adult who has experienced gender identity challenges or changes while attending a Catholic school in the UK, or are an educator of these young people? If so, please get in touch! Our new research team is seeking participants for a project exploring the experiences of transgender, non-binary or gender queer young people who were educated in Catholic schools. Volunteers will be asked to take part in a confidential one-to-one interview with one of our researchers. We are looking for: Transgender, non-binary or gender queer adults between 18 [...]

Research project seeks participants to explore the experiences of transgender, non-binary or gender queer young people educated in Catholic schools2021-09-01T13:46:59+01:00

MBIT Higher Education Brochure 2021 2022

Higher Education Brochure 2021 2022 Please browse through our postgraduate degree and research programmes for the coming academic year.   For more information, refer to the website or email apply@mbit.cam.ac.uk. Click below to download the brochure in pdf format. Higher education MBIT Brochure 2021-2022 v1

MBIT Higher Education Brochure 2021 20222021-08-31T12:54:32+01:00

MBIT Short Courses and Study Days Brochure 2021 2022

Short Courses and Study Day Brochure 2021 2022 Please browse through our offerings for the coming academic year.  Study days and short courses will be released on a termly basis, about three months before the start of the term.   You will be able to register for events via MBIT's Eventbrite page. Click below to download the brochure in pdf format. Short courses of MBIT Brochure 2022xs (1)

MBIT Short Courses and Study Days Brochure 2021 20222021-08-31T12:20:34+01:00

A Baptismal Font for Wales (I) Saint Winefride Now and Always by Evelyn Nicholson

Father Michael Fuller, a scholar of the Pontifical University of St Mary of the Lake, USA, [1] quotes D.W. Robertson suggests the Virgin Martyrs’ Vitae be read as ‘historical criticism’-as ‘a kind of literary analysis seeking to reconstruct the intellectual attitudes and the cultural ideals of a period to reach a fuller understanding of its literature.’[2] He believed medieval literature was ‘saturated with Christian symbols and theology’ now a lost concept for many. Felice Lifshitz  has argued that the idea of hagiography as a specific genre is an idealistic construct, a tool that had no function in the ninth to eleventh [...]

A Baptismal Font for Wales (I) Saint Winefride Now and Always by Evelyn Nicholson2021-08-10T18:49:10+01:00

St Clare of Assisi by MBIT alumna, Jackie Tevlin

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 [...]

St Clare of Assisi by MBIT alumna, Jackie Tevlin2021-05-18T20:46:12+01:00

Living the Triduum in a Pandemic and beyond by Dr Sue Price

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 [...]

Living the Triduum in a Pandemic and beyond by Dr Sue Price2021-03-30T01:00:14+01:00

Mary Ward Lecture 2021: God, Desire and the Meaning of Life by Prof Fiona Ellis

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.

Mary Ward Lecture 2021: God, Desire and the Meaning of Life by Prof Fiona Ellis2021-02-04T19:05:05+00:00

Who is Sophia?

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.  [...]

Who is Sophia?2021-01-29T15:55:31+00:00

Where Have All the Children Gone?

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 [...]

Where Have All the Children Gone?2021-01-29T14:04:17+00:00

How Do I Look? Theology in the Age of the Selfie

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 [...]

How Do I Look? Theology in the Age of the Selfie2021-01-29T15:10:43+00:00