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).
Tuesday 21 May