"Life is not so much beginnings and endings as it is middles, middles that don't measure up -- and our happiness depends on how we come to terms with the pale reflections of our dreams. (Paul D. Zimmerman, "Middles and Muddles," review of film "Sunday Bloody Sunday," Newsweek, September 27, 1971, 106)


Course: Pope Francis and the Primacy of Mercy

A Biblical Defence of Amoris Laetitia

JRobert Tilley 2
Starts Wednesday 7 March
Much controversy has followed on from Pope Francis’ Post Synodal Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, and that especially so in respect of chapter 8. Among other things, allegations of apostasy, heresy, even of an illegitimate papacy have been cast around. At root, the arguments and issues devolve upon how it is mercy is to inform and shape the Church’s understanding of the means of grace. This series of talks argues that Francis’ deployment of mercy is very much in accord with the ways in which Jesus and St Paul interpret the Scriptures.

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Film Lectio I: Reflecting with Jean Vanier on St John’s Gospel

JJean Vanier
Starts Wednesday 7 March
Repeated Thursdays
Jean Vanier is the founder of L’Arche. He was born in 1928, the son of a former Governor General of Canada, and was educated in Canada, England and France. At 13 he entered the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. At 22, inspired by the Gospel and by the call to work for peace, he resigned his commission as an officer on the aircraft carrier the Magnificient. He later joined a Christian community founded by Fr. Thomas Philippe near Paris, “where we lived simply, learning to pray and work with our hands, studied philosophy and theology, leading to a doctorate in Philosophy on the ethics of Aristotle”.

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Days of Solitude and Silence 2018

WEB Nazareth 05

Next Date: To Be Advised

Aquinas Academy has a place of solitude and silence called "Nazareth". It is situated 75 minutes from the Sydney CBD at Colo.

We organize special days on which we take small groups there for a few hours of solitude and silence.

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