Lessons from Gaudete et Exsultate
Have you ever felt a conflict between living out your faith and the pressure of living a busy, modern life? Have you ever thought about what it means to be ‘holy’, to live more simply and in deeper contemplation?
Pope Francis offers some ideas in his new letter, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). He encourages us to open our eyes, ears and hearts, to be unsettled by the words of the Gospel and expand our often limited horizons.
This Autumn, you are invited to take time out of your everyday life to explore Scripture and Church teaching together and be inspired by one another and CAFOD’s campaigning and work overseas. The relief and development aid that CAFOD is able to offer, to countless people around the world, on a daily basis is made possible mostly by the efforts of it’s supporters and volunteers. That task can appear exhausting and daunting at times. So take this opportunity to enrich your faith and charge up your batteries. Let’s make sure CAFOD delivers for everyone.
The retreats are free of charge and all are welcome. We’d especially like to welcome you if you’re leading campaigns in your parish.
Please join us for the Westminster retreat, at CAFOD either
on Saturday 1st December from 10-4pm, at the Westminster Volunteer Centre, which is above the Church of Christ the King in Oakwood
I wouldn’t recommend driving. The tube is probably the fastest way as Romero House is only a few minutes walk from Lambeth North Underground Station and not much further from Waterloo Main Line Terminus. Click the map for the exact location.
Christ the King is easy to get to. Take the Piccadilly line underground train to Oakwood Station and either walk from there or get a 307 bus towards Barnet Hospital. The bus runs past the door. Click on the map for an enlarged version.