Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Expert insight to the Pope's thought

Prof Rowland at her book launch in 2010
Professor Rowland comes to Buckfast Abbey on Saturday to help us all get to grips with Pope Benedict's thinking about the New Evangelisation, especially with reference to the Ordinariate. Professor Tracey Rowland, is the Dean of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Melbourne. She has been credited with bringing ‘Benedict to the masses’ through her research and publications on the Pope’s intellectual background. She takes the reader beyond the caricatures of Pope Benedict. Rowland exposes the reader to the intellectual beasts and chimeras that have thrown themselves at the mind of the church and then leads us to the Pope’s reaction. The teaching and writing of Professor Rowland encourages us all to continue in the new ‘Benedictine Movement’ of the Church.

There are still places available at the conference on Saturday. Please contact Fr Ian at 01752 266523, or email

DAY NINE (Eve of Pentecost)