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Fr Oliver Treanor – Symposium VI


Maelstrom of Love:
The Eucharist – Source and Centre of the Sacramental Life

Speaker: Fr Oliver Treanor 

Saturday 9 June and Sunday 10 June 2018

Diocesan Symposium VI Timetable

Saturday 9 June 2018
St Ambrose College, Hale Road, Altrincham, WA15 0HE
(9:30am for) 10:00am—3:00pmMass will be at 10am. Please bring lunch – tea & coffee provided.

Sunday 10 June 2018
Shrewsbury Cathedral, Town Walls, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE
(12:30pm for) 1:00—4:00pm (Please bring lunch or visit the Orchard Cafe – tea and coffee provided) 


Who is Fr Oliver Treanor?
Fr Treanor is a priest of the Diocese of Down and Connor in Northern Ireland who has for many years taught Systematic Theology at the Pontifical University, Maynooth. He is the author of several books including: Seven Bells to Bethlehem; This is My Beloved Son; Mother of the Redeemer, Mother of the Redeemed; and The God Who Loved Stories.

Why is he coming to Shrewsbury Diocese?
In the context of the Diocesan preparations for the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress to be held in Liverpool in September 2018, Bishop Mark has invited
Fr Treanor to help us explore the riches of the great mystery of the Eucharist and its place in the whole life of the Church. The day at St Ambrose College will include the celebration of the Mass with Bishop Mark and Fr Treanor. For those attending the event in Shrewsbury, there is the possibility of Mass in the Cathedral at 10:45am.

Who is the day for?
The event is open to all those who would like this unique opportunity to explore the beauty of the Eucharist with Fr Treanor who has spent so many years celebrating it, praying about it and finding ways of introducing others to the depth of this unique mystery. It will be of special interest to those who hope to attend the National Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool.

How can I prepare for this event?
It would help to have read at least one publication on the Eucharist. Here are some suggestions:

Dr SCOTT HAHN: The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth (DLT 1999); First Comes Love: Finding your Family and the Church in the Trinity (Doubleday 2001); Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church (Image 2013). Hahn’s books are very readable, being Scriptural, spiritual and informative.

Fr PAUL McPARTLAN: Sacrament of Salvation: An Introduction to Eucharistic Ecclesiology (T&T Clark November 2000) which explores the statement: The Eucharist makes the Church.

Fr OLIVER TREANOR: Maelstrom of Love: The Eucharist – Source and Centre of the Sacramental Life (Veritas 2014). A deep and rich study of the Eucharist and its meaning at the heart of the Church, including its relationship to the other Sacraments. It is a challenging read, but very rewarding.

Other Publications by Fr Oliver Treanor:

Mother of the Redeemer, Mother of the Redeemed
Baltimore, Christian Classics Press, 1988.

Seven Bells to Bethlehem. The O Antiphons
Leominster, Gracewing-Fowler Wright, 1996.

This is My Beloved Son. Aspects of the Passion
London, Darton Longman and Todd, 1997.

The God Who Loved Stories
London, St Pauls, 1999, 2d Ed. Bangalore, Claretian, Publications, 2000.

For the history and topics of other symposiums details to follow.