Living Simply in a Complex World, Part 1: Keynote speaker at Third Order, Society of St. Francis’ New Zealand Province Convocation, October 2012 (see below right for Parts 2-4)

One of my greatest joys is getting together with people and talking about going deeper in the life of prayer, and how we act to create a more just and sustainable world. Some of the specific topics I’ve addressed include:

  • Franciscan spirituality: simplicity of life, reconciliation with enemies, care for creation
  • Having a rule of life: the disciplines that promote spiritual growth
  • Spiritual darkness and suffering
  • The spirituality of the Beguines
  • Audio divina and visio divina: two ways into contemplative prayer
  • Modern slavery
  • Preparing for a holy death

If you’re looking for a speaker for an adult forum, quiet day or retreat on these or similar themes,  please get in touch: