MAGDALENE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
19th International Congress of The Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary (ESBVM)
Monday 22nd September – Thursday 25th September 2014
Theme: ‘Christian Perfection, The Immaculate Conception and
Contemporary Thinking on Holiness in Christian Traditions linked with the ESBVM’
Keynote Speakers and Papers
“Difficult Dogmas: Can Methodism’s Christian Perfection and Catholicism’s Immaculate Conception help in understanding each other”
Revd. Dr. Richard Clutterbuck Principal of Edgehill Theological College, Belfast.
‘Holiness and the Sovereignty of Grace: Mary’s Discipleship’
The Master of Magdalene, The Most Revd. & Rt. Hon. Baron Williams of Oystermouth
“The holiness of obedience and thanksgiving”
His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop Coptic Orthodox Church United Kingdom
“The Queenship of Mary in the writing of the Fathers”
Fr. Pierre Najem, OMM, Vice President for Administration & Director of the Center for Digitization and Preservation of Manuscripts, Notre Dame University- Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon
‘Bruised, hurting and dirty’: a Marian Ecclesiology for a church of the poor.
Dr. Gemma Simmonds CJ, Heythrop College, University of London
ESBVM is delighted that our gathering at Cambridge has had a good response.
Many details of planning have been slowly finalising and we are grateful to our contributors, participants and wider membership for their patience.
We have happily reached our allocated number of residential delegates for the Congress but a small number of rooms has been made available to us by the College for any very last minute bookings. Please download latest programme details + booking form .and contact ESBVM Congress organisers immediately FAO Mrs AJ Gate and Hon. Gen Sec.
Our reliance on dedicated officers – all volunteers – prompts a special expression of thanks at this stage and we hope that as always the understanding of our ESBVM Congresses as not ends in themselves but a means of bringing to the attention of a wider community awareness of the work of the society in this delicate area of Ecumenism to which ESBVM is dedicated will bring further interest and a growing participation.
A Congress folder is in preparation and will be ready for Congress participants’ collection at Registration on arrival at the CRIPPS COURT CONFERENCE CENTRE, MAGDALENE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE CB4 3AD.
We look forward to meeting up with longstanding and new friends and members of the Society.
We ask for prayer for the success of our 19th International Congress.
May it lead to fresh vigour in the life of the ESBVM.
Wishing a safe journey to all taking part and good wishes to ESBVM at large and to all our friends,
In Christ and His Blessed Mother,
Father Bill, OSM [Hon. General Secretary]
Mrs AJ Gate [Associate General Secretary]
Mr Kevin Gate [Congress Treasurer]
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