Becoming Friends of God and Prophets


Becoming Friends of God and Prophets: Holiness According to Thomas Merton and Pope Francis

Led by Daniel Horan OFM

Saturday 19 October

10.30 am – 4.00 pm

Cost £30 Concessions £20

Please bring a packed lunch.  Coffee and tea provided


In April of last year Pope Francis released an apostolic exhortation titled Gaudete et Exsultate ("Rejoice and Be Glad"), which focused on the universal call to holiness that all Christians receive at baptism. He addresses the challenges and opportunities Christian face in the modern world when it comes to living the Gospel. Rev Dr Daniel Horan will explore the meaning, significance, background, and application of the Pope's most recent guide to holiness by drawing on the text itself as well as the writings of the late Trappist monk and author Thomas Merton, whose own work frequently engaged this same topic. Additionally, in an effort to broaden our understanding of Christian holiness and sanctity, Horan will draw upon the work of the American theologian Elizabeth Johnson CSJ to help retrieve a renewed sense of the Communion of Saints as a community composed of "friends of God and prophets."


Rev. Dr. Daniel Horan OFM is a Franciscan friar, assistant professor of systematic theology and spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, USA, and the author of 12 books including the award-winning The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Influence on his Life, Thought, and Writing (2014); All God's Creatures: A Theology of Creation (2018); and most recently, Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis's Rejoice and Be Glad (2019). He lectures around the United States, as well as in Canada, England, Italy, New Zealand, Israel, and Australia.

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October 19th, 2019 10:30 AM   to   4:00 PM
St Mark's Myddelton Square
The Meditatio Centre
London , EC1R 1XX
United Kingdom

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Phone: 020 7278 2070
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