The God who Speaks Through Creation – Sr Margaret Atkins, CRSAWednesday 9th September 2020
In August, the Department for Formation was delighted to welcome Sr. Margaret Atkins, CRSA, to present a talk on The God who speaks through creation via Zoom. The talk was part of the series ‘The God who speaks in the City’ to celebrate The Year of the Word which was to be hosted at the Hidden Gem but postponed due to the pandemic.
Sister Margaret Atkins is a Canoness of St Augustine in the community at Boarbank Hall, Cumbria. She is a lecturer and author in Theology with special interest, amongst other things, in the ethics of the environment.
Over 60 attendees from around the diocese joined virtually. In her talk, Sister Margaret suggested that God is speaking through His creation but asked the question, ‘are we listening carefully?’ She reminded attendees of the beauty of God’s creation and of our responsibility to care for it.
Quoting Pope Francis in his document on our Common Home, Laudato si’, Sr Margaret said we need to hear ‘the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor’. She went on to say, ‘although climate change is a real challenge for our world, we must not despair. God is to be trusted and is capable of bringing good out of evil’. The talk finished with an opportunity for questions and answers.
Join us for the next talks on Zoom at 7pm.
September 23rd – Fr Eamonn Mulcahy CSSp – The God Who Speaks at Mass
October 7th – Fr James Crampsey, SJ – The God Who Speaks in Letters
October 28th – Fr Joe Evans – The God Who Speaks to Us Today: Contemporary Challenges through a Biblical Lens
November 25th – Fr Michael Winstanley SDB – The God Who Speaks in the Gospel of St John
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