Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Nash Memorial Lecture

I had the pleasure recently to attend the Nash Memorial Lecture given this year by Fr. Donald Bolen at Campion College. Fr. Don spoke on "Reconciling Paths: Ecumenical Learning, Conversing and Deepening Fundamental Human Experience."
Fr. Don is a priest of the Archdiocese. He has returned this year to Regina after serving at the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in Rome. He was the Vatican's officer for relations with the Anglican communion and the World Methodist Council. He was installed as an Ecumenical Canon of Norwich Cathedral (Anglican) in England, given the honour and title of Monsignor (Roman Catholic) and was recently awarded the Cross of St. Augustine by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The Cross of St Augustine was founded byMichael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury and was first awarded in February 1965. The Cross is presented to a small number of clergy and lay people each year who have given long and exceptionally distinguished service to the Church of England or the Anglican Communion or, occasionally, other Christian denominations. We are very pleased for Fr. Don in being given this special recognition for his work.
We are also very happy to have him back in our midst. His expertise will enhance our already active ecumenical work in the Archdiocese of Regina.

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