St Teresa and the Garden of our Souls

We are delighted to announce a Quiet Reflective Study afternoon,

a Zoom/streamed event entitled

St Teresa and the Garden of our Souls
given by
Sister Clare-Louise SLG

Sr Clare-Louise is a member of the Sisters of the Love of God, a contemplative, Anglican Community based in East Oxford. A great lover of St Teresa, she appreciates gardens, literal and metaphorical, as important places of prayer.
 The event is timed to take place shortly before All Souls' Day,
when we remember those who have died.
It will be hosted by Revd Anthony Buckley,
City Rector and Vicar of St Michael at the North Gate, Oxford.

Image used with many thanks, for the
courtesy of visually-impaired
Dutch artist Luz 

Two sessions of aprox 45 minutes with a break in-between will be held
on Saturday 23rd October 2021, 2pm (BST) – 4.00pm

We regret that all space for personal attendance
at St Michael at the North Gate Church has now been taken (14/10/21).

The event will be live-streamed for those not attendng.

Please register online for this event
or contact us by email or phone for personal attendance.
Those registering or attending will be sent joining instructions by email
shortly before the event.

Sister Clare-Louise writes:

Mary, weep not, weep no longer,
Now thy heart hath gained its goal;
Here, in truth, the Gardener standeth,
But the Gardener of thy soul,
Who within thy spirit's garden
By his love hath made thee whole. (New English Hymnal)

Of St Teresa of Avila’s many images and metaphors, the garden of the soul, watered by the waters of prayer, is one of her most famous. In this quiet afternoon we will explore this imagery in Teresa, scripture and elsewhere, and explore ways in which we ourselves can cultivate our own inner garden.


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Cost: 20.00 conc

Please register for this event.  We will send you instructions for payment.  Bursaries are available for those with limited means.

Many thanks.

Date Time Venue Cost
Saturday, October 23, 2021 14.00 to 16.00 BST zoom session 20.00 conc