"True wisdom, as the fruit of self-examination, dialogue and generous encounter between persons, is not acquired by a mere accumulation of data which eventually leads to overload and confusion, a sort of mental pollution. Real relationships with others, with all the challenges they entail, now tend to be replaced by a type of internet communication which enables us to choose or eliminate relationships at whim, thus giving rise to a new type of contrived emotion which has more to do with devices and displays than with other people and with nature. Today’s media do enable us to communicate and to share our knowledge and affections. Yet at times they also shield us from direct contact with the pain, the fears and the joys of others and the complexity of their personal experiences. For this reason, we should be concerned that, alongside the exciting possibilities offered by these media, a
deep and melancholic dissatisfaction with interpersonal relations, or a harmful sense of isolation, can also arise." (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, #47.)



Course: Writing Your Life (I) - A Freeing Journey

Catherine Hammond Bs in Ed, MA, MPh
JCatherine Hammond
Starts Tuesday 4 Feb
Have you always meant to write down your life’s key moments for your children? Perhaps also for grandchildren, other family members and friends? If you don't do it now, when?

What a freeing discovery it can be to look back over your life and your family history! New understanding, a fresh outlook, perhaps renewed gratitude – these are just some of the personal benefits that may result.

Catherine will offer stimulating exercises and examples to get you going, as well as practical, personal help, gleaned from her years engaged in teaching writing courses and mentoring authors.

Whether you decide to self-publish or just provide copies for family and friends, this writing project will prove of surprising value to you. 

Catherine Hammond has degrees in education, creative writing and philosophy, has authored several books and has been an editorial manager and free-lance editor. Over the years she has worked very closely with many life-story writers and has watched amazing things happen.

Presenter: Catherine Hammond Bs in Ed, MA, MPh
Where: Aquinas Academy, Level 5, 141 Harrington St, Sydney
When: Four Tuesday mornings, 10am – 12noon, 4 - 25 February 2020
Cost: $150 per person

For further information please telephone 02 9247 4651 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please register before the course starts so that notes will be available.

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