via zoom: 'abroad in the shadows': how the poetry of R S Thomas speaks into our world today with Carol O'Connor, Wednesday 16 June, 10.30am to 12 midday


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


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The poetry of R S Thomas reveals to us ‘that fundamentalism is to Christianity what paint by numbers is to art.’ (Mark Oakley). Here is a language which is resonant with a faith that yearns, wrestles, seeks, waits. The poetry ebbs and flows with that sense of God’s absence and presence becoming one. He reminds us that our Christian faith is forged on relationship. In this session we will journey together through five poems of RS Thomas in an exploration of how his words can speak into our own spiritual pilgrimage wherever we may find ourselves to be in 2021.

Carol O’Connor is a writer, teacher and the Manager of St Peter’s Bookroom in Melbourne. She has a Masters in English Literature; a particular interest in poetry, meditation and Celtic spirituality; and follows her own mystical path.

ZOOM LINK: Spiritual Reading Group  Jun 16, 2021 10:30 AM

Meeting ID: 995 2655 9200
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The monthly Spiritual Reading Group sessions are facilitated either by Philip Harvey, the Carmelite Librarian or by Susan Frykberg, the convenor of the group. All are welcome to join the zoom session.

Please book for the June group using the form below so you can receive the zoom link and the pre-reading material, and pay via bank transfer.




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