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Youth > Young Adult's Group

WELCOME to all aged 18 – 35!

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PRAYER passed down by tradition (e.g. Rosary, Divine Office, Lectio Divina)



Friday 16st September 2013

SCHOOL OF MARY - Session 2 (last free session)

SCHOOL OF MARY : An initiation to the Spiritual Life

This Autumn Term, the Ealing Abbey / St Benedict's Young Adults welcomes and presents Jean Khoury, from The School of Mary, to concretely equip us with the necessary basis for a deeper spiritual life and daily relationship with God.

Approved by the Archbishop of Southwark, this course walks you through the theory and practice of Lectio Divina, the general laws of the spiritual life & the cream of contemplation: PRAYER OF THE HEART!

Steeped in Tradition, Church teaching and 2000 years of the Church's history in SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY, this course will be a perfect way to help us get deeper into union with Christ through His Mystical Body, the Church.


Costs & Certification:
The first two sessions taking place on 13th & 20th September are FREE TASTER SESSIONS to help you decide if you'd like to continue with the course (which we're sure you will!). From thereon, it's:

£70 for part course = 8 Friday evening sessions until end of November

£100 for full course = 8 Friday evening sessions + 'Going Deeper' weekend retreat on 6th-8th December (venue  &  venue costs tbc)

Friday evening sessions will run as follows:
19:30-20:30 session
20:30-21:00 break
21:00-22:00 session

A certificate is given to each participant who completes the full course as this course is just part 1 of 3 that the School of Mary runs! It thus requires the big 'C' word from you: COMMITMENT.


About Jean:
Jean obtained his Bachelors in Philosophy and his Masters in Spiritual Theology from the Institut Catholique de Toulouse (France), and the Teresianum (Rome). He is presently completing his Ph.D. in Spiritual Theology at the Angelicum (Rome).

While having many articles and studies on mysticism to his credit, Jean also has several books on meditation that are sold internationally.

All who wish to obtain a deeper spiritual relationship with Jesus are welcomed and encouraged to participate in this wonderful journey.


To register your interest, please come to the first two free taster sessions. The course is open to all those who fit into the young adult category (i.e. 18-35)


For more info about the course contents, visit the School of Mary website: course.htm

For more info, please contact Claz Gomez, Parish Youth Coordinator at:


Events Coming up...


Catholic Underground event and group social -Sat 28th's Sept. Iniviting all attending the School of Mary to a meal and then to Catholic Underground to socialise and enjoy the wonderful music of our friend Edwin Fawcett.

Updated 16th Sept 2013                                                                                                                              



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