Invitation to Lenten Lectures

Church of SS Anselm and Cecilia

(Next to Holborn Tube Station – London)

Retreats Beyond Dover

Invites you to Five Free Lenten Lectures introduced by Anthony Weaver entitled:‑

Wisdom from the Christian Mystics

How to Pray the Christian Way

Given by

David Torkington

Catholic Author, Columnist, and Spiritual Theologian, David has written ten books on prayer and the spiritual life, translated into 12 languages, including the best selling Peter Calvay Trilogy. He will be writing this year’s Lenten meditations for the Catholic Herald (2014)

The lectures will take place over five consecutive Mondays in Lent 2014 beginning on Monday, March 10th at 6.45pm following Mass at 6.00 pm for those who are able to attend. Copies of his Trilogy, now in one volume, will be available, for the participants to take away, to inspire thought, meditation, and prayer, in the weeks between the lectures. The talks will appear in blog form immediately after each lecture.

`Every book David Torkington writes is about prayer, true deep prayer, but so simply expressed, so colloquial, clear as spring water and as refreshing. His books should be mandatory reading’. (Sr. Wendy Beckett)

`In his Trilogy, `Wisdom from the Western Isles , David Torkington has done for prayer what Jostein Gaarder’s ‘Sophie’s World’ did for philosophy’. (Rima Devereaux, The Tablet)

`Torkington, one feels, writes from experience, with the authority of one who has prayed. If his Trilogy ends up next to `Introduction to the Devout Life’ by St Francis de Sales, it will be in fitting company.’ (Fr. Alexander Lucy-Smith, The Catholic Herald)


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