The 2019 Marian Lecture - Melbourne
May
21
6:30 pm18:30

The 2019 Marian Lecture - Melbourne

SEEKING GOD: HINTS AND GLIMPSES OF THE GOD WITHIN

DR BONNIE THURSTON

As Marists, we are constantly reminded that “the Spirit speaks God’s love ever afresh into our world” and to be attuned with our “desire to be continually open to its movement and urgings” (Water from the Rock, 148), “to contemplate the world with the eyes and the heart of God” (WFR, 90). The Marian Lecture 2019 will feature biblical scholar, author, poet and spiritual director, Dr Bonnie Thurston, who will draw on the rich tradition of contemplation and on being attentive to the “hints and glimpses” of the God within. Dr Bonnie Thurston is a woman of prayer and in her book “For God Alone: A Primer on Prayer” speaks of contemplation as “the prayer of waiting, the quietening of the heart to rest in joy in the presence of God.” This finds resonance in the life of Mary, a woman of contemplation who “pondered all things in her heart” (Lk 2:19).

MELBOURNE
Tuesday 21 May

6.30pm - 8.00pm (Doors open from 6.00pm)

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Twilight Retreat - Alice Springs
May
26
4:30 pm16:30

Twilight Retreat - Alice Springs

DR BONNIE THURSTON

Using contemplative meditation and prayer, this retreat day will provide reflective practices of finding God in ordinary moments and amidst the busyness of our lives. SYDNEY | Tuesday 7 May MELBOURNE | Friday 24 May Reflecting on poetry and Scripture, this twilight retreat will help lead us to the discovery of our true and authentic selves, which is full of God’s beauty.

ALICE SPRINGS
Sunday 26 May

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Twilight Retreat - Perth
Jun.
4
4:30 pm16:30

Twilight Retreat - Perth

DR BONNIE THURSTON

Using contemplative meditation and prayer, this retreat day will provide reflective practices of finding God in ordinary moments and amidst the busyness of our lives. SYDNEY | Tuesday 7 May MELBOURNE | Friday 24 May Reflecting on poetry and Scripture, this twilight retreat will help lead us to the discovery of our true and authentic selves, which is full of God’s beauty.

PERTH
Tuesday 4 June

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Mid-Winter Retreat
Jul.
10
to 12 Jul.

Mid-Winter Retreat

  • The Hermatage Mittagong Australia (map)
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Our annual Mid-Winter Retreat offers a time of insight and renewal through the input of a guest retreat presenter. Enjoy a time for quiet reflection, spiritual reading, personal and communal prayer, and the sharing of thoughts and experiences as you listen to the voice of the One who calls you.

THE HERMITAGE, MITTAGONG | 10 - 12 July

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The 2019 Marian Lecture - Brisbane
May
16
6:00 pm18:00

The 2019 Marian Lecture - Brisbane

SEEKING GOD: HINTS AND GLIMPSES OF THE GOD WITHIN

DR BONNIE THURSTON

As Marists, we are constantly reminded that “the Spirit speaks God’s love ever afresh into our world” and to be attuned with our “desire to be continually open to its movement and urgings” (Water from the Rock, 148), “to contemplate the world with the eyes and the heart of God” (WFR, 90). The Marian Lecture 2019 will feature biblical scholar, author, poet and spiritual director, Dr Bonnie Thurston, who will draw on the rich tradition of contemplation and on being attentive to the “hints and glimpses” of the God within. Dr Bonnie Thurston is a woman of prayer and in her book “For God Alone: A Primer on Prayer” speaks of contemplation as “the prayer of waiting, the quietening of the heart to rest in joy in the presence of God.” This finds resonance in the life of Mary, a woman of contemplation who “pondered all things in her heart” (Lk 2:19).

BRISBANE
Thursday 16 May

6.00pm - 7.30pm (Doors open from 5.30pm)

REGISTER HERE

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The 2019 Marian Lecture - Sydney
May
14
6:00 pm18:00

The 2019 Marian Lecture - Sydney

SEEKING GOD: HINTS AND GLIMPSES OF THE GOD WITHIN

DR BONNIE THURSTON

As Marists, we are constantly reminded that “the Spirit speaks God’s love ever afresh into our world” and to be attuned with our “desire to be continually open to its movement and urgings” (Water from the Rock, 148), “to contemplate the world with the eyes and the heart of God” (WFR, 90). The Marian Lecture 2019 will feature biblical scholar, author, poet and spiritual director, Dr Bonnie Thurston, who will draw on the rich tradition of contemplation and on being attentive to the “hints and glimpses” of the God within. Dr Bonnie Thurston is a woman of prayer and in her book “For God Alone: A Primer on Prayer” speaks of contemplation as “the prayer of waiting, the quietening of the heart to rest in joy in the presence of God.” This finds resonance in the life of Mary, a woman of contemplation who “pondered all things in her heart” (Lk 2:19).

SYDNEY
Tuesday 14 May

6.00pm - 7.30pm (Doors open from 5.30pm)

REGISTER HERE

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Twilight Retreat - Forbes
May
9
4:30 pm16:30

Twilight Retreat - Forbes

DR BONNIE THURSTON

Using contemplative meditation and prayer, this retreat day will provide reflective practices of finding God in ordinary moments and amidst the busyness of our lives. SYDNEY | Tuesday 7 May MELBOURNE | Friday 24 May Reflecting on poetry and Scripture, this twilight retreat will help lead us to the discovery of our true and authentic selves, which is full of God’s beauty.

FORBES
Thursday 9 May

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Retreat Day - Sydney
May
7
10:00 am10:00

Retreat Day - Sydney

DR BONNIE THURSTON

Raising Lazarus

Contemplative living and our inner journey from death to new life

Using contemplative meditation and prayer, this retreat day will provide reflective practices of finding God in ordinary moments and amidst the busyness of our lives.

Parramatta Institute for Mission, 1-5 Marion Street, Blacktown, NSW

Tuesday 7 May | BYO lunch

FREE - but please register ASAP mark.oconnor@parracatholic.org

CLICK HERE for the flyer

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Being Marist Conference, Melbourne
Aug.
22
to 24 Oct.

Being Marist Conference, Melbourne

  • Marist Centre Melbourne (map)
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This national biannual conference invites staff from diverse areas of support in both our schools and ministries, to gather, share and deepen their experience of being Marist.

The conference title for 2018, A Future filled with Audacity and Hope, connects with our Association theme, offering a program that allows participants to engage with Marist spirituality and their own personal faith journey.

Date: 22 - 24 August 2018
Venue: Marist Centre Melbourne,
1 Dawson St, Brunswick.
Cost:$270 (plus own transport and accommodation arrangements)

Registration online through the schools Booking Officer at: www.msa.edu.au/registration-for-programmes

For further information, contact paul.harris@marists.org.au or phone (02) 9218 4000.

 

 

 

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