Course and pilgrimage programme for 2023 We have now released our course and pilgrimage programme for the first half of 2023. Please contact [email protected] for further information and registration. 8-10 March 2023 Martyrs, Monks and Mysteries: Understanding the Early Church Led by The Right Revd and Right Hon Lord Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury The Church of the first few centuries was not just a forum where difficult doctrinal questions were sorted out. It was a network of communities united originally in their risky relation with the law of the Roman Empire; a network in which some people chose to lead lives of dramatic and costly spiritual exploration; a network which assembled to perform rituals that were held to change the routine definition of what human beings were capable of. This course will bring into focus these aspects of the first churches as communities familiar with risk and eager for transformation – and to ask what they might have to teach us in these respects. The course will be led by Bishop Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, and one of the leading theological thinkers of our day. 17-19 April 2023 Rome or death? In the footsteps of Garibaldi and the Risorgimento, in the age of revolutions Led by Lt. Col. The Revd Canon Paul Wright, Sub Dean of HM’s Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, and military historian This short course is an introduction to the story of the unification of Italy in the mid 19th century, and the central role of the city of Rome and the Papal States. Guided walks will follow in the footsteps of Garibaldi, King Victor Emmanuel, Pope Pius IX, and an exotic cast of characters that include Charles Dickens, Verdi, the Orsini bomb-making family, and an Irish soldier of fortune who would die alongside General Custer at the Little Big Horn. The walks include visits to the Janiculum Hill, the English cemetery, the Central Museum of the Risorgimento, and the Vatican. Themes of nationalism, faith, revolution and the interaction between Church and State are explored in this study. The course will be led by Canon Paul Wright, Sub Dean of HM’s Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace in London, and former Chaplain of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK. 13-15 June 2023 Pilgrimage in the footsteps of St Paul in Rome Led by The Revd Professor Scott Brodeur SJ, Gregorian University, Rome This pilgrimage will be a prayerful journey in the footsteps of St Paul in the city of Rome where he came to share the gospel and where he gave his life for Christ. Over three days we will encounter St Paul’s mission in Rome, by visiting sites related to his Jewish faith, the early Christian communities he supported, and the consummation of his love for Christ in his martyrdom. We will have the opportunity to deepen our personal and communal sense of mission in an ecumenical and interreligious fellowship. Fr Scott Brodeur SJ is Professor of Biblical Theology at the Gregorian University in Rome. To register your interest in attending any or all of these courses, please email Nicoletta Rambelli on [email protected]. Further details will be released in the next few weeks.