Exploring Carmelite Spirituality: Hedgehogs, silkworms, wellsprings and fire

Saturday 15 October 2022
10am to 4pm at Sacrista Prebend Retreat House

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There have been some amazing and saintly characters in the Carmelite tradition down the centuries. Today we will pick up some of their favourite images: ‘hedgehogs, silkworms, wellsprings and fire’ which are all designed to help us grow in the love of God.

Themes of the day will include: Teresa of Avila on ‘Friendship with Jesus’, John of the Cross on ‘Praying when Suffering’, Brother Lawrence on ‘Prayer in the Kitchen’, and Edith Stein (who died at Auschwitz) on ‘Serving God in Political Turmoil’. We will explore ways in which they might speak to us now.

Angela Ashwin has for many years been a writer on spirituality and a speaker and leader of retreats and quiet days. She is a Lay Canon of Newcastle Cathedral and a Reader in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. Her books include Faith in the Fool: Risk and Delight in the Christian Adventure and Woven into Prayer: A Flexible Pattern of Daily Prayer through the Christian Year.

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