The Beauty & Mystery of the Mass
3rd-5th December 2021
The Mass through the eyes of Christ
“The Church draws her life from the Eucharist. This truth does not simply express a daily experience of faith, but recapitulates the heart of the mystery of the Church. In a variety of ways she joyfully experiences the constant fulfilment of the promise: “Lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age” (Mt 28:20), but in the Holy Eucharist, through the changing of bread and wine into the body and blood of the Lord, she rejoices in this presence with unique intensity.” (Pope John Paul II, De Eucharistia)
Join us for a weekend dedicated to exploring the enduring Sacrament of Christ’s Death and Resurrection: the Holy Eucharist.
Format of the weekend
The weekend will be structured around three talks given by Fr Gregory Pearson, O.P.
Each talk will be followed by a discussion session in smaller groups. The sessions will each be based on a relevant article from Aquina’s Summa theologiae, and will be led by Fr Pearson and Sr Valery.
Morning, Evening and Night Prayer and Mass will provide a framework of prayer for the weekend, with free time on Saturday afternoon and socials in the evenings.
Is this course for me?
The course requires no prior qualification or knowledge.
The course is offered to anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the theology of the Mass. It will therefore be of special interest to catechists and those teaching the Sacraments at any level.
Fr Gregory Pearson, O.P.
Dr George Corbett is Senior Lecturer in the School of Divinity, University of St Andrews. Previously, he held positions as Junior Research Fellow in Philosophy, Trinity College, and affiliated lecturer in Italian, University of Cambridge, where he also taught English literature and theology. He received his BA (double first), MPhil (distinction), and PhD (AHRC-funded) from the University of Cambridge. He has also studied in Pisa (as an Erasmus-Socrates exchange scholar at La Scuola Normale Superiore), Rome (Institutum Pontificium Alterioris Latinitatis), and Montella (Vivarium Novum).
About the venue
Theodore House offers a wonderful venue for any residential course. The tranquil and beautiful surroundings of the Stonyhurst estate offer a peaceful setting with endless opportunities for walks. Guests will enjoy the comfortable recreational spaces and a beautifully lanscaped garden.
For more information about Theodore House, please click here.
- Arrivals from 3pm (Friday)
- Course commences with Mass and Evening Prayer at 5:30pm (Friday)
- Departures after lunch (Sunday)
Single room: £160 p.p.*
Twin room (sharing): £110 p.p.*
Non-residential, (includes lunch and dinner): £90 p.p.
*Costs include full board from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch inclusive.
In case of cancellation or postponment resulting from Covid-19, deposits and payments will be refunded or carried over.
Please register below (includes £50 p.p. deposit payment):