The next interactive reflection afternoon for Catholic women of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn will explore ‘a spirituality for our times.’

Sr Clare Condon and Andrea Dean from the Archdiocesan Women’s Taskforce will co-facilitate the 90 minute session on Saturday, 7 November from 3-4.30 pm.

In the light of the challenges of 2020, the participants will reflect on scripture, experience and extracts from Laudate Si’, Pope Francis’ inspirational encyclical on care of the environment.

The popular video-conferencing service, Zoom, will be used to create a contemplative atmosphere and to enable participants to reflect with other women of faith. The sessions are open to all Catholic women and can be accessed with a computer or device with internet access.

Sr Clare Condon said that there is much to reflect on from this year.

“The Taskforce is very aware of the communities so badly affected by bushfires in December and January. We had hoped to be holding a series of reflection sessions around the Archdiocese to support especially the women in dealing with that suffering. Unfortunately, the pandemic has meant that everyone has been impacted by suffering to some degree”, she said.

Co-facilitator, Andrea Dean explained that the reflection afternoon was an opportunity to look back in hope.

“We have developed a reflection afternoon that is honest about our struggles but that is open to hope. We will grieve the difficulties but also move to celebrate how a spirituality for our time, in a world broken by the effects of the pandemic will be marked by care and tenderness.”

A link to register is here. All are welcome.

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