"It is troubling how many people expect applause, recognition, when they have not even begun to learn an art or craft. Instant success is the order of the day; 'I want it now!' I wonder whether this is not part of our corruption by machines. Machines do things very quickly and outside the natural rhythm of life, and we are indignant if a car doesn't start at the first try. So the few things that we still do, such as cooking (though there are TV dinners!), knitting, gardening, anything at all that cannot be hurried, have a very particular value." (May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude, W W Norton, 1973, 15.)

Film Lectio II - A Human Search and The New Creation in Christ

JBede Griffiths
Starts 10am Wed May 22
Repeated 6pm Wed May 22

Born into English middle class in 1906 and Oxford educated, Bede Griffiths OSB was a brilliant religious scholar and prolific author. This film tells his story, from his experiment with communal living in the English countryside, to his decision to become a Benedictine brother, and his creation of a meeting place for East and West at an ashram in Southern India. It was there he spent his last 37 years as a Catholic monk living as a Hindu holyman.

He wrote many books widely viewed as spiritual classics, including The Golden String, Return to the Center, A New Vision of Reality, and The Marriage of East and West.

A person of exceptional learning and profound spiritual realization, his influence transcends religious dogma and speaks directly to the spirit. A Human Search is an intimate portrait of one of the greatest mystics and thinkers of the 20th Century.

Nobody will be turned away simply because they cannot afford to pay. Offer a donation if you cannot pay the full registration fee.

Presenter: Marie Biddle rsj and Michael Whelan SM
Where: Aquinas Academy, Level 5, 141 Harrington St, The Rocks, Sydney
When: 3 Wednesday mornings, 10am – 12noon, May 22, 29 & June 5
Repeated: 3 Wednesday evenings, 6pm - 8pm, May 22, 29 & June 5
Cost: $40/person

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

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