Contemplatives in Action

A woman sits on a hillside looking at the view

Contemplatives in Action

At the heart of the Ignatian tradition is the idea of being ‘contemplatives in action’. We discover who God is and what God desires for the world through being immersed in it. And we encounter God especially in people who are sick, imprisoned, poor or marginalised.

These sessions at the Mount Street Jesuit Centre provide an opportunity for those engaged with social justice, through work, activism or volunteering, to reflect on their experience with others, and deepen their understanding of Catholic social teaching.

Each session involves some short input, followed by time for personal prayer and reflection and sharing in small groups.

Confirm attendance by emailing Theodora Hawksley: [email protected]

2019-20 Dates

  • 19 Sept 2019, 7pm-8.30pm: Why we do what we do: human dignity
  • 17 Oct 2019, 7pm-8.30pm: Good for all, good for each: exploring the common good
  • 21 Nov 2019, 7pm, 8.30pm: Everything is connected: what does solidarity mean for us?
  • 7 Dec 2019, 3pm-6pm: Advent retreat afternoon, ‘The incarnation and the revolution of tenderness’
  • 16 Jan 2020, 7pm-8.30pm: Joined-up living: integral ecology in practice
  • 20 Feb 2020, 7pm-8.30pm: Acting together for good: participation and social change
  • 19 Mar 2020, 7pm-8.30pm: Why is social change so hard? Exploring structural sin
  • 4 April 2020, 3pm-6pm: Lent retreat afternoon: ‘The crucified God and the crucified people’
  • 21 May, 7pm-8.30pm: How to hope: burnout and sustainable activism
  • 18 June, 7pm-8.30pm: Listening and disagreement
  • 16 July, 7pm-8.30pm: Presence, befriending and boundaries