Foundations in the Faith for the New Evangelisation
A formation programme for all those desiring to know the faith better and be better equipped to tell others, rooted in prayer.
This is an online course1 of 18 months duration with study days, Lectio Divina days and 12 study units.
Formation for the New Evangelisation
In forming adult catholics for the third millennium, the last three Popes have made it clear that the context is now the New Evangelisation, a context markedly different from the previous century and needing new methods and new vigour to deliver the Good News of Jesus Christ, Son of God and Saviour, a message ‘forever ancient and forever new’.
This formation is for all adult catholics, especially those who support parish life in its richness and sacredness, its fellowship, prayer and charity. It is for parents, grandparents and catechists, for readers and those involved in Children’s liturgy, for anyone keen to know and appreciate the faith of the Church more deeply and be better equipped to defend it and pass it on.
The School of the Annunciation, a centre for the New Evangelisation, is situated at Buckfast Abbey, Devon, with satellite centres at Ealing Abbey, Nelson in Lancashire, Southwark and other centres being developed around the UK. The context of the two Benedictine monastic communities has prompted the development of the programme within the Benedictine Tradition as a spiritual home that is already nourishing the new evangelisation by its hospitality and daily rhythm of prayer in the liturgy of the hours.
This programme is developed and led by a strong catechetical team, steeped in the Church’s catechetical documents especially the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and priests are also involved in lecturing.
Four Centres of Delivery:
Buckfast Abbey, Devon Click here for further information.
Ealing Abbey, London Click here for further information.
Salford, Parish of St John Southworth, Vaughan St. Nelson BB90JY Click here for further information.
The Archdiocese of Southwark, London Click here for further information.
1 Course – this term refers to an entire series of studies which may result in a qualification, for example the Diploma in the New Evangelisation (referred to as a program in US terminology).