November 4, 11, 18, 25
Exploring the Synodal Pathway: The Ongoing Reception of Vatican II
Janet Forbes and Oonagh O’ Brien
This course will explore the upcoming Synod as the continuation of the Second Vatican Council with a particular focus on the Spirituality of Synodality; the participation of all especially young people and the need for structures and resources to support the local church.
Janet Forbes and Oonagh O’ Brien featuring Sr Nathalie Becquart and Rafael Luciani.
19.00-21.00 ZOOM (Irish Time). €100 for full course. To book a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Forbes is a Graduate Student of Boston College’s School of Theology and ministry. Having worked in leadership and vocational education Janet has research interests in Catechetics, pastoral theology and Synodality.
Oonagh O’ Brien is a theologian with a specialty in ecclesiology, ministry and practical theology. She is currently CEO at Mount St Anne’s having previously been Principal at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge UK.
Sr Nathalie Becquart is a religious sister and member of the French Congregation of Xavieres who has been appointed by Pope Francis as the first female Under-Secretary to the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops in Rome.
Rafael Luciani is a professor of theology at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela and an Extraordinarius professor at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry. He serves as Adviser to the Latin American Bishop`s Council (CELAM) and the Latin American Confederation of Religious (CLAR). He has recently been appointed to the theological commission for the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops.