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Service Times

Visitors are welcome
to join with the Community
at any or all of the services.

They will be held in the chapel unless otherwise shown

For service times please CLICK HERE or on the picture above

When: 21st to 28th July 2018

Thinking Faith

  The week will be open to Catholics in their 20s to 40s.

 What is Thinking Faith?

It began in 2005 and is led by a group of Catholic friends, Augustinian and Dominican, religious and lay, with a wide range of personal and professional interests and experience.

Our aim is to share with our guests for the Thinking Faith week a rich experience of community life, based on shared prayer, hospitality and friendship, and the chance to think seriously about our faith in the company of like-minded people.

We will also be joined by members of the community at Boarbank, whose warm hospitality makes Thinking Faith possible

What will happen?

The programme includes talks and discussions on themes including:

  • Preparing for the Synod on Youth
  • Handing on the tradition
  • The role of young and old
  • Development and continuity
  • Wisdom and innovation
  • Wisdom in Scripture

You will also be able to:

  • Make like-minded friends
  • Explore your faith
  • Enjoy the beauty of Cumbria
  • Pray and reflect
  • Share our community life
  • Walk in the Lake District
  • Enjoy social evenings

Who are we?

Speakers and organisers:

  • Fr Luiz Ruscillo

    Fr Luiz Ruscillo is a very popular preacher and speaker and is an experienced parish priest who has worked regularly with young adults.
    He is Director of Education in the Diocese of Lancaster

  • Sarah Burrows is an experienced volunteer in various non-European countries and now works on CAFOD’s Youth Team.
    She will be a delegate at the Synod for Youth in Rome in October 2018.
  • Joshua Dixon is a seminarian for the Liverpool Diocese currently studying in Rome.

  • Jude Raper is a Consultant Doctor in Palliative Medicine who cares for adults who have terminal illnesses. She works at the Myton Hospice in Warwick as well as in the community.
    Her special interests include communication, spiritual care, ethics, motor neurone disease - and gardening.

  • Martina Rensen is a teacher from Meppen, Germany, who teaches Modern Languages and serves on her Parish Pastoral Council.

  • Lucy Underwood is a research fellow in History at Warwick University. Her first book, ‘Childhood, youth and religious dissent in post-Reformation England’ was published in 2014.

  • Fr Richard Finn OP is a Dominican friar at Blackfriars, Oxford, where he teaches the history of early Christianity and runs the Las Casas Institute for Social Justice. 
    He is the Thinking Faith chaplain.

  • Sr Margaret Atkins taught for ten years at Trinity and All Saints College in Leeds before joining the Boarbank Community in 2005. She is interested in philosophy, ethics and environmental issues and is a translator and writer. Recently she spent some months on the staff of the English College in Rome.

  • Fr Richard Taylor studied at Louvain and the École Biblique in Jerusalem before beginning his teaching career at Ushaw College and Durham University. He has lectured for many years in Rome, where he taught courses on scripture and on ecumenism. Fr Taylor has taught as a visiting lecturer in many parts of the world.

Prayer & Liturgy

Daily Mass, Morning, Evening and Night Prayer from the Prayer of the Church

Opportunities for quiet reflection

The cost of the week including full board

To secure a place please send a deposit of £50 (cheques payable to ‘Boarbank Hall’).

Standard prices for our Guest House per night (full board and lodging) are £65 single, £75 single en suite, £115 twin or double.

Payment by donation only is available to students, the low-paid or anyone who needs it to attend. Please don’t hesitate to ask!

You can also download and print out a POSTER about the course and Boarbank, if you wish to publicise this course in your local area. (Microsoft Word required)

For more information please contact SR MARGARET

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