'Is the Gospel Good News or Is It Boring?' 'Is the Gospel Good News or Is It Boring?' Lenten Reflections for University Staff and Other Professionals By Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP – 2007

The University Chaplaincy would like to invite all University staff and other professionals to this year’s Lenten reflections. This year Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP will be guiding the three Lenten reflections with the theme ‘Is the Gospel Good News or is it Boring?’ on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th April, at the University Chapel – St Thomas More at 1930hrs.

In these reflections Timothy Radcliffe OP will explore how we can share the Good News of the Gospel with our contemporaries. In the first, he will look at how we may be in contact with the young. Then in the second, what is the nature of Christian freedom? Finally, he will look at how the 'Our Father' offers us a vision of the Christian search for a just world."

Timothy Radcliffe, OP was born in London in 1945 and educated by the Benedictines at Worth and Downside schools. He joined the English Province of the Dominican Order in 1965, and was ordained a priest in 1971. Amongst his various missions, he was one of the Chaplains at the University of London, he taught scripture and doctrine for twelve years at Oxford and he was involved in the Peace movement and in ministry to people with AIDS. He held various roles in the Order: Prior of Oxford, Provincial of the English Province and then Master General of the Order (1992-2001). He was also President of the Conference of Major Religious Superiors. He is now an itinerant preacher and lecturer, based at Blackfriars, Oxford, spending half of the year travelling and on the board of the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development. He is the author of ‘Sing a New Song’, ‘I Call You Friends’, ‘Seven Last Words’, and ‘What is the point of being a Christian?’

This year, child minding services will be provided again during the reflections. The Chaplaincy Holy Week Celebrations will be held as follows: Maundy Thursday at 1900hrs; Good Friday at 1500hrs and Easter Vigil at 2000hrs. For further information contact the Chaplaincy on 2340 2341 or chaplaincy@um.edu.mt.