UK Chapter – 2021-2022 Program and 1st meeting 9th Novembre

Dear all,

Following a summer hiatus, and a very stimulating annual conference in Rome, we are ready to reconvene the UK Chapter of the Centesimus Annus Foundation.

The theme for this academic year will be CREATION & THE ENVIRONMENT.

Please find attached a provisional programme, which will be updated in due course.

As a general rule, and unless noted otherwise, we will convene IN PERSON at Amigo Hall, St George’s Cathedral Southwark, on the FIRST TUESDAY of every month, from 1800-1930hrs. Please make a note in your diaries.

Zoom details will be available for those who are self-isolating, abroad or based elsewhere in the U.K.

Attendance in person is very much appreciated for those who can.

Please RSVP to this address only, avoiding the ‘reply to all’ tab.

Our first meeting will be held next Tuesday, 9th November, same location and times as above.

The Cathedral and the Amigo Hall main entrances are in Lambeth Road, (SE1 6HR).  The Cathedral is a short walk from Lambeth North Underground Station (Bakerloo Line), and London Waterloo, Southwark and Elephant & Castle stations are also nearby and within 10-15 minutes walk. A number of buses provide links to nearby tube and mainline rail stations.

The excellent anthology of essays edited by Thomas Storck on the natural world as viewed through the lens of Catholic teaching, can be a useful accompaniment on this year’s journey :

Those who are inclined can preview a book chapter as preparatory reading here:

Fr. Edmund Waldstein will be our speaker next Tuesday and address us via videoconference, for an Introduction to the Theology of Creation. Following his introductory remarks, the floor will open for a general discussion, including practical considerations.

Fr Edmund Waldstein is a Cistercian monk at Stift Heiligenkreuz, an ancient abbey outside Vienna, Austria. A doctor in Theology, he is adjunct lecturer in moral theology at the Abbey’s major seminary, and parish priest of Gaaden and Sulz in Austria. He studied at Thomas Aquinas College in California, at Heiligenkreuz, and at the University of Vienna. He edits, a website on Catholic Social Teaching and political philosophy, and runs the Sancrucensis blog.

 Kind regards,

JP Casey

UK Coordinator, CAPPF