Mary Ward - A Woman for Our Times

This mini-series will explore the life and spirituality of Mary Ward – and how this extraordinary woman has a lot to say to us today!

  • Session 1: ‘A Woman in her times’: this introductory session sets the scene. In the first part we will explore the political and religious situation in England around the time of Mary Ward’s birth. In the second half we will focus on how this particular context influenced and shaped her life’s journey.
  • Session 2: ‘Following the Will of God’: this session explores how discerning and following the will of God was the central focus and motivation of Mary Ward’s life. This will give us an opportunity to explore our own understanding of the will of God – and how we can discern it in our own lives.
  • Session 3: The just soul’ – ‘freedom, justice and sincerity’: these were key values for Mary Ward and major characteristics of her spirituality. We will look at how these played out in Mary Ward’s life and how they can be relevant in our own lives in the 21st century.

Facilitated by Sr Marion Bettenworth CJ is on the team at St Bede’s working in spiritual formation and faith development.

Mary Ward

Dates and Bookings

Tuesdays 9.30am-11.30am. 29 September, 6 October, 13 October. £30 for the series.