Timothy Radcliffe, OP
"How Does God Dwell in Our Love of Each Other"
Monday, September 29, 2014
Camino Hall, Shiley Theatre
Center for Christian Spirituality, Religious of the Sacred Heart Lecture
Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, Fall 2014 Switgall Lecture
Timothy Radcliffe, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Dominican order is an itinerant preacher and lecturer based at Blackfriars, Oxford.
He was former master of the worldwide Dominican order and professor at Oxford University and has also been active in the peace movement, ministry to people with AIDS, and advocacy for human rights. He spends most of his year giving retreats, lectures and conference keynote addresses in the UK and overseas. All over the world, he is well known for his approachable language, depth of thinking, and strong sense of humor. His writings and lectures stretch minds and warm hearts as he offers guidance and encouragement along the journey of orienting one’s life toward God. He is a gifted presenter and his words have inspired people in hundreds of countries.
Through the lens of the Catholic faith, Fr. Radcliffe explains how Christianity is an invitation to a particular freedom and happiness - the happiness that is God being God. All Christians claim that God is love. We know that our love of each other is human, but we can undervalue how it is also a sharing in the life of God. Along with Pope Francis, Fr. Radcliffe resists the culture of individualism and assures us that by stretching ourselves open to love others, we share in the life and love that is God. He will offer practical insight and wisdom into becoming more alive by discovering how to love well.
Contact Sandee Gutierrez in the Center for Christian Spirituality at firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 260-4784.