School of the Announciation - Centre for the New Evanghelism School of the Announciation - Angel Statue
at Buckfast Abbey - Devon


Spring Theological Conferences

  Two dates:  28th February - 3rd March 2019  |  7th - 10th March 2019

Two Dates

Conference 1: Christ, Grace, and Catholic Life Ethics: 28 Feb – 3 March 2019

      The Person of Jesus Christ

      The Gift of Grace

      Catholic Life Ethics

Conference 2: Baptismal Grace, the Catholic Moral Life, and the Teaching of St Thomas Aquinas: 7 – 10 March 2019

      Baptismal Grace & Discipleship 

      The Virtues & the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

      The Moral Act

Who leads the course?

Dr Denise Oliver and Dr Christina Pal lead the teaching team for this year’s Spring Theological Conferences.

Dr Oliver is the Director of Theology for the School of the Annunciation (SotA). Dr Oliver has been a lecturer for the Pontifical Council on the New Evangelisation, and she has lectured in various dioceses of the UK and abroad on grace, prayer, the virtues & gifts of the Holy Spirit, and spiritual direction. Prior to joining SotA, Dr Oliver was a professor at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, teaching courses in Spiritual Theology for the Licentiate programme.

Dr Christina Pal is a convert to the Catholic faith and has a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. Dr Pal has lectured in the UK, the US, and Rome on various topics in Apologetics, Evangelisation, Discipleship, and Spiritual Theology. Prior to joining SotA, Dr Pal worked as an adjunct professor of Theology for the Augustine Institute online, and for Christendom College’s Rome Programme.

When does it start? 

Two dates:  28th February - 3rd March 2019  |  7th - 10th March 2019

Each Conference begins at 5.00pm on the first day and finishes at lunchtime on the last day. Full Room and Board included in the cost. The programme is designed to include lectures and seminars set within the rhythm of daily prayer of the resident Benedictine monastic community.

Accommodation: Northgate House

The course takes place in the tranquillity of the monastic surroundings, on the banks of the beautiful river Dart, and includes full board and en-suite accommodation at Buckfast Abbey's Northgate House

How much does it cost?    

£345 for one conference with a registration fee of £50 payable upon application. For those who wish to attend only the classes, there is a day-rate of £60

For information about bursaries, click here.

How do I register?  

To register for this course, or to make an enquiry, click below:

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Alternatively, to register by post, please download and print an application form here.

Closing date for registration:  1st Date: 7th February 2019  |  2nd Date: 14th February 2019.