The foreign office was saying ‘would you like to go for an interview for the foreign office?’ And I thought ‘you know, that’s really the last thing I would like to do, whereas I would like to spend some time in prayer’ …
Fr Christopher came to the world’s attention as the Abbott of Worth Abbey in the BBC ‘reality’ TV series “The Monastery”. He is the Director of the National Office for Vocations.
I was struck by their joy and their peace and their love and I remembering thinking to myself ‘I want what those missionaries had’.
After training and working as a cardiac nurse, Louise Byrne found herself drawn to the vibrant Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity whose apostolate include helping people pray with the Word of God. Now after almost a decade of study and formation, 30 year old Louise Byrne is preparing to make her final vows to become a missionary.
This is the first in a series of 8 reflections on the call and vocation of biblical figures. This week: Abraham.Dr Tilley is a lecturer in biblical studies and ancient languages at the Catholic Institute of Sydney and also lectures at the Aquinas Academy. He is a regular a columnist for Annals Magazine. In 2007 Dr Tilley published “Benedict XVI and the Search for Truth” on the philosophy and theology of the Holy Father. Dr Tilley received his Divinity Honours, Masters Degree and PhD from the University of Sydney.