"If we take a more living and more Christian perspective we find in ourselves a simple affirmation which is not of ourselves. It simply is. In our being there is a primordial yes that is not our own; it is not at our own disposal; it is not accessible to our inspection and understanding; we do not even fully experience it as real (except in rare and unique ' is something they never advert to at all. It is in fact absolutely unconscious, totally forgotten. Basically, however, my being is not an of Being itself, irrespective of my own choices. "Where do 'I' come in? Simply in uniting the 'yes' of my own freedom with the 'yes' of Being that already is before I have chosen to choose." [Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, Image Books, 1968/1989, 266]

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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