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New Horizons 

An Event with Fr. Frank Morrisey OMI 

Saturday 24thFebruary 2020    10:30am – 4:00pm

De Mazenod House Retreat Centre                                               62 Chamber Street, London E1 8BL

This upcoming one-day event called New Horizonswill explore learnings from the Synod for the Amazon as a way webelong to a worldwide church. Also, building community, nurturing belonging - whose responsibility?’  

We belong to a worldwide church – learnings from the Synod for the Amazon.

“Although the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon has particular geographical relevance, the ideas brought forward can apply, with appropriate adaptations, to other local churches. Seven themes were addressed: (1) new pathways for the Church in the Amazon region; (2) interculturality in a missionary context; (3) ministries in the Church; (4) listening to our shared home, the earth; (5) the urban reality of many faith communities; (6) the preservation of water; (7) other issues that arose.”

Building community, nurturing belonging - whose responsibility?

“The faithful are called where possible to worship together in community. Given the acute shortage of priests in some parts of the world, it is necessary to envisage possible new ways of “being Church”, or of living out one’s faith commitment in community. How can the faith of our communities be sustained? What are some of the possibilities we can see on the horizon?”

To book a place at this event /for more information


Ray Warren

Phone: 0207 702 0270


Applications will be accepted on a first come basis for the 50 places available

Donation £20


Rev. Francis G. Morrisey, OMI, PhD, JCD, DHL, was born in Canada. He is a catholic priest and Professor Emeritus of Canon Law at Saint Paul University, Ottawa. He is Consultor for the Vatican as well as for numerous Conferences of Bishops and Religious Institutes. Rev. Morrisey has been invited to speak in some 50 countries and has authored 400 publications on Church-State relations, Canon Law, Health Care, and religious life.

Contact and reservations


Oblate Retreat Centre

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Oblate Retreat Centre, London

DeMazenod House

62 Chamber Street


E1 8BL


Ph. 0207 7020270