Centre for Contemporary Spirituality

This Centre offers academic, vocational, personal and devotional opportunities to explore spirituality widely, with courses for continuing ministerial development, and intellectual and professional growth and renewal.

Dr Karen O’Donnell is the Centre coordinator and programme leader for the MA in Christian Spirituality. Dr O’Donnell is a feminist, ecumenical, practical theologian whose interdisciplinary research interests span theology, spirituality, and pedagogy.

Comment from the Francis and the Sultan course (Sept 2019):

‘(This course) has impacted my thinking more deeply than I expected and left me with a lot I still have to process. I found myself asking questions about Islam that I have not felt a need to know the answers to before – and aware of the barriers on both sides to real spiritual friendship and fellowship between deeply spiritual people and that mattering to me in a new way.’

Learning Opportunities within the Centre for Contemporary Spirituality

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  • Spirituality Courses

    Mon 06

    Stories From The Other Half Of Holy Week: Earth

    Mon 6 April, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Wed 08

    Stories From The Other Half Of Holy Week: Love

    Wed 8 April, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Fri 01

    Spring Silent Retreat

    Fri 1 May, 8:00 am to Sun 3 May, 5:00 pm
    Fri 15

    What is Prayer? A Very Theological Approach

    Fri 15 May, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Wed 20

    Carmelite Spirituality

    Wed 20 May, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Mon 01

    Spiritual Direction Conference: Charism, Character and Calling

    Mon 1 June, 12:30 pm to Wed 3 June, 2:00 pm
    Mon 15

    Contemporary Christian Spirituality

    Mon 15 June, 2:00 pm to Thu 18 June, 2:00 pm