Morning Reflection with Fr. James Alison 



Join us for a morning of reflection and presentation by Fr. James Alison. He'll be presenting a talk on How Forgiveness and a New Creation come together.

Fr. James' has worked to bring the great French thinker René Girard to a wider public. In addition, he is known for his pastoral outreach to the marginalized, especially the LGBTQ community. Fr. James said:

"For God there are no "outsiders", which means that any mechanism for the creation of "outsiders" is automatically and simply a mechanism of human violence, and that's that."

Fr. James will be at St. Thomas More on the morning of Saturday, March 25th, the feast of the Annunciation. The morning will begin at 8:30 AM with the presentation starting at 9:00 AM. There will be some quiet time for reflection and sharing. The morning will conclude with Mass.

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About Fr. James Alison

James Alison is a Catholic theologian, priest, and author. He has studied, lived and worked in Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Spain, and the United States as well as his native England. James earned his doctorate in theology from the Jesuit faculty in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 1994 and is a systematic theologian by training.

James was brought up in an Evangelical Anglican family, and became a Catholic at the age of 18 in 1978. He was ordained priest in 1988. Having lived with the Dominican Order between 1981 and 1995, James now works as an itinerant preacher, lecturer and retreat giver. He is currently a Fellow of Imitatio. He accompanies a wide variety of publics, through academic lectures, undergraduate, postgraduate and professors’ seminars, adult catechesis courses, retreats for priests, parish groups, and Catholic and ecumenical gay and lesbian retreats.






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