CELEBRATION OF THE CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF SEBASTIAN MOORE, OSB
Dom Sebastian Moore was one of a group of brilliant Benedictine monks of Downside Abbey who helped to transform ideas and attitudes within the modern Catholic Church. At the time of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) he was serving as a priest at St. Mary's, Highfield Street, Liverpool and was the leading priest there when the Benedictines ceased their mission at St. Mary's in 1969.
During his life, Moore became one of the most widely-discussed and controversial Catholic theologians in the U.K. and in north America. Among his most influential books were God is a New Language, The Crucified Jesus is No Stranger, The Inner Loneliness, Jesus the Liberator of Desire, and The Contagion of Jesus.
The symposium to be held at Downside Abbey, Somerset, on 1-2 September 2017 will celebrate the centenary year of his birth and offer a range of papers and discussions about his life and his work, including his time in north west England. There will be a conference dinner on Friday 1 September.
Should you be interested in attending or hearing more about the event please contact the co-organiser Joseph Melling by email Joglide@gmail.com
, or by writing to Simon Johnson, Keeper of Archives, Downside Abbey, Stratton on Fosse, Somerset.