Fr Timothy Radcliffe's Retreat Meditations

Would you like a little retreat from the comfort of your armchair?

Pope Francis has declared of the Synod taking place in Rome that ‘without prayer, there is no synod’.   To that end he asked all the synod participants to take part in a three-day retreat in Rome prior to the synod assembly commencing.

The person he chose to lead the retreat was Fr Timothy Radcliffe, a former Master of the Dominican Order and renowned spiritual teacher.  His six reflections have been made available on Vatican News and would provide an excellent way for ourselves to ponder the theme of being the synodal Church Pope Francis is inviting us to become.

I hope that you can take some time over the coming weeks to ponder these reflections.       Fr Colin       

(PLEASE NOTE: our website - which is hosted via the diocese - sadly has more DISfunctionalities than functionalities (!) and so the links below have not been working.   Simply cut and paste them into your own browser and you should be fine).

 

CLICK HERE FOR     First Meditation, "Hoping against hope"

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/church/news/2023-10/retreat-day-1-radcliffe-first-meditation.html

Second Meditation, "At home in God & God at home in us":

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/church/news/2023-10/retreat-day-1-radcliffe-meditation-2.html

Third Meditation, "Friendship":

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/church/news/2023-10/synod-retreat-meditation-friendship.html

Fourth Meditation, "Conversation on the way to Emmaus":

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/church/news/2023-10/synod-retreat-meditation-conversation-on-the-way-to-emmaus.html

Fifth Meditation, "Authority":

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/church/news/2023-10/synod-retreat-meditation-authority.html

Sixth Meditation, "The Spirit of Truth":

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/church/news/2023-10/synod-retreat-meditation-the-spirit-of-truth-radcliffe.html