The 2018 & 2019 course was a great success with 47 people from a number of different countries, dioceses and religious orders participating over one full week.
The course has its roots in a course pioneered by the CMU in 2011. It means around 150 people have been supported over the years- but we realise this is just a fraction of the overseas priests and sisters working here. We would warmly like to invite you to send your members.
Book now for 2020
- Culture shock
- team dynamics
- models of church
- safer boundaries - making friends
- healthy living and the health system
- personal communication styles
- modern society
- constitution & law
- expressions, language & humour
- calling to overseas mission
- women's issues
- models of communication
-London field trip and tour of Palace of Westminster
- food and manners
- societal expectations & structures
- pastoral differences
- money, inequality and economy
Domus Mariae Conference Centre.
803 Chigwell Road,
Essex IG8 8AU
Facilitated by Mr Richard Owens (UK) and Fr Anthony Sampson SMA (Ghana)
Guest speakers include:
Dr Helen Costigane
Fr Eamonn Mulcahy
Fr Anthony Chantry
Mr Danny Curtin
Fr Barry O Sullivan
Dates and Costs
30th January to 5th February 2020
£590 all inclusive of meals, refreshments, course materials, field trips across this 7 day(6night) course
A collaborative project between Missio and the Catholic Missionary Union
WHAT SOME OF THE PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS HAVE SAID ABOUT THE COURSE..........................................................
"I liked the frankness...it helps take away prejudices"
"Fantastic for newly arrived non-British missionaries...it will water down some of the fears and anxieties they bring with them"
"It was practical with a pastoral touch"
"Honest and clear expression of British culture"
"The contributors are experts, realistic, down to earth and homely"
"I gained a lot from the course and would recommend it"
"It will help you to settle in to your new environment"
"I would definitely reccommend this course as an 'eye opener'
for any religious missionary"
"100% recommend it. In order to do missionary work in the UK it is not enough to be a priest. This course is an introduction to the people, the language, the expectations, the history etc - without these our ministry would be to say the least, counter-productive"
"I enjoyed the course because it is practical, down to earth and reassuring. It is a good tool for the New Evangelisation in Britain"
"I will surely recommend to all Bishops and Superiors...this course has re-shaped me to begin my ministry with confidence"