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Evangelium Conference 2017

Posted: 2017-02-15 22:00:22

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS FOR 2017

Prof. Alister McGrath DD DLitt

Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford and Gresham Professor of Divinity

Tim Stanley

Academic and Catholic Journalist with the Daily Telegraph, who has also written for History Today, CNN, The Guardian, and The Spectator

SUMMARY

Registration is open for the TENTH Evangelium weekend residential conference on the theme of explaining the Catholic faith in the modern world, 28 – 30 July 2017.

Set in the beautiful grounds of the Oratory School in Reading, the acclaimed Evangelium Conference combines a unique weekend break with the opportunity to learn more about the Catholic faith, assisting participants to live, share, and defend the faith today. Talks and workshops are combined with daily Mass, eucharistic adoration, and social events. The conference is intended especially for young Catholics age 18 – 35. Workshops cover:

  • CREED AND CATHOLIC THOUGHT
  • SACRAMENTS AND LITURGY
  • MORALS AND ETHICAL THOUGHT
  • PRAYER AND CULTURE

SPEAKERS, WORKSHOP LEADERS AND PANELLISTS

  • Joanna Bogle – Catholic Journalist, Writer and Broadcaster
  • Fr Marcus Holden – Director, MA in Apologetics, Maryvale, and Rector, Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate
  • Dr Clare Hornsby – Director of the Benedictus Institute
  • Sr Hyacinthe Defos du Rau – Maryvale Lecturer and Dominican Sister of St Joseph
  • Dr Jacob Philips – Director of BA Theology at St Mary’s University
  • Dr Matthew Ward – Musician and Lecturer in Theology at St Mary’s University
  • Fr Andrew Pinsent – Research Director, Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, Oxford University

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

To register and pay for the 2017 Evangelium Conference, please book online through St Anthony Communications:

STANDARD BOOKING (£120 / £96 early reduced rate till 31 May)

SPECIAL RATE BOOKING (students/unwaged – £95 / £76 early reduced rate till 31 May)

For questions about registration or payment, please call St Anthony Communications (01834 812643) or contact evangeliumproject@gmail.com.

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FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS CONFERENCES

- The best weekend of my life. It was really an answer to prayer. Before I could say, “Lord, I love you and accept the Church,” now I can say, “Lord I love you and I love your Church.”

All of our talks, discussions etc. were permeated by prayer. I’m leaving here rejuvenated both in my own faith and feel more equipped in sharing the riches of the Catholic faith. Please hold another conference next year!

Thank-you very, very much – it has been priceless – I would love to come again! God bless you for organising this!

A very high quality of speakers – fluent, full of interest and humour, and orthodox. A fine mix of people, all from different background but with an implicit unity of approach to their faith. Very encouraging and inspiring.

The Mass was the highlight – a very moving experience that has renewed a fresh level to my faith.

Make the conferences more regular!

Great to see so many priests who desire to evangelise – it gives us encouragement.

It gave me the inspiration and encouragement to challenge myself more, to dive deeper in searching my vocation and courage to be more outward about defending my faith.

It was really fun being together with all these excellent Catholics! It was fantastic, please do it again!

The high point for me was the way Holy Mass was celebrated. So much love and reverence.