Join Dr Michelle Jones and the Carmelite Friars in Oxford for our online Lenten Series “To believe in Jesus by Ruth Burrows”
Immerse yourself in the transformative graces of Lent by participating in the CACS Online
Lent Book Club. Over six weekly sessions, we will discuss together To Believe in Jesus by
Ruth Burrows. This book explores what faith in Jesus really means and how it can grow and
flower through our everyday lives. It was written particularly for lay people, though
Christians in any situation will benefit from its rich spiritual insights.
Ruth Burrows (Sister Rachel of the Quidenham Carmelite Monastery), who died in 2023, was
widely recognised as one of the greatest spiritual writers of our times and a challenging and
deep interpreter of the Carmelite tradition.
The sessions will run for one hour and include time for prayer, discussion and listening.
Questions for reflection will be provided in advance of each session. What a great way to
journey through Lent in the Year of Prayer!
Upon registration you’ll receive an introductory email to the programme.
Then we meet on Zoom every Saturday for 6 sessions as scheduled below. All sessions will be recorded so no one misses anything.
Time: 2pm UK time
Dates for monthly sessions
February 17th (start)
Purchase the book! If possible, read the weekly chapters (indicated
below) in advance and reflect upon the questions that will be provided.
17 February: Introduction, Chapters 1 and 2
24 February: Chapters 3 and 4
2 March: Chapters 5 and 6
9 March: Chapters 7, 8 and 9
16 March: Chapters 10 and 11
23 March: Chapters 12 and 13 and Conclusion
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Dr Michelle Jones
Michelle is a consecrated woman and lives a contemplative life of prayer in rural WA in affiliation with the Carmelite Monastery of Quidenham (UK). She received her Doctorate in Theology and a Licentiate in Spiritual Theology from the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum) in Rome. She also has a Master of Theology from the University of Notre Dame, Australia, where she previously worked as a lecturer. Michelle specialises in Spirituality, with a particular focus on Carmelite Spirituality for which she has a special love.