Contributors

Contributors:

  • stefan2 (791x800)SA – Stefan Acatrinei OFM CONV teaches at the Franciscan International Study Centre, Canterbury.
  • ESB – Eleanor Billingsley teaches reception class children, aged 4 to 5.
  • MMB – Maurice Billingsley is married tooldman'sbeard3 Janet; they have four adult children and one grandson. Maurice took his MA in Theology at the Franciscan International Study Centre, Canterbury, writing about Sacrifice in War. He worked with vulnerable children for many years.
  • NAIB – Dr Naomi Billingsley grew up in Canterbury, studied in Cambridge, London and Manchester, was the first Bishop Otter Scholar for Theology and the Arts in the Diocese of Chichester, and is now following post-graduate studies at John Rylands Library, University of Manchester.
  • SJC – Sister Johanna Caton OSB is a member of the Benedictine Community of Minster Abbey, near Ramsgate. See the link on the right.
  • SMS – Sister Mary Stephen OSB is another Benedictine of Minster, and a poet. See the Reviews page for TJH’s appreciation of her book, The Trouble with not Writing Poetry.
  • CC – Christopher Chapman worships at the Franciscan International Study Centre and is a retreat leader.
  • CD   –  Brother Chris Dyczek OFM has been a student and chris-preachingteacher at the Franciscan International Study Centre, Canterbury. He now leads the Centre’s Distance Learning Programme.
  • TJH  –  Brother Thomas Herbst OFM teaches at the Franciscan International Study Centre, Canterbury.
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Left to right: Sisters Susan, Esther, Elizabeth, Marcellina, Patricia and Clare FMSL
  • FMSL – The Canterbury Community of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Littlehampton lives near the Franciscan International Study Centre.  The FMSL is a Congregation of Arundel and Brighton Diocese since its Mother House is in Littlehampton, and belongs to the Third Order Regular branch of the Franciscan Family.The Canterbury Community is dedicated to the initial formation (religious training) of new members.  Its involvement with the FISC dates back to 1973.  Currently, as well as having members in the Friends of the FISC Committee, the Sunday music group and the academic staff, we attend Masses, courses and other events at the FISC.  These activities contribute to our Franciscan Formation.  They enrich our spirituality and strengthen our Franciscan identity.  As our Rule of life tells us: ‘They should foster unity and fellowship with all the members of the Franciscan Family.’
  • AMC – Anne Man Cheung has been a wife, mother, teacher, counsellor; and she contributes to the Ecumenical Training Programme in Spiritual Direction  at the Franciscan International Study Centre.
  • AMcC – Austin McCormack’s sixty years as a friar have seen him serve in many ministries including parish work and teaching. He is now teaching at the Franciscan International Study Centre.
  • JMcC – John McCluskey MHM is a Mill Hill Missionary, now based at St Anselm’s Institute, Cliftonville, Margate, who also teaches at the Franciscan International Study Centre.
  • mmSister Margaret McGrath FMSJ, BA MA, is a Franciscan Missionary of St Joseph, and Chair of Formation for the UK and the Netherlands for her Congregation. She was for many years Director of the Franciscan Studies Programme at FISC and Vice Principal. She now directs the Ecumenical Training Programme in Spiritual Direction. Sister has many years of experience in accompanying others in Spiritual Direction and in the giving of Directed/Guided Retreats.
  • DBP – David Bryn Powell is a Kentish Welshman, student and friend of the Franciscan International Study Centre, and a raconteur.
  • PR    – Pauline Ryan is married to Charles and worships and studies at the Franciscan International Study Centre, Canterbury.
  • MLT – Monica Tobon teaches at the Franciscan International Study Centre, Canterbury and is a scholar of Saint Evagrius.
  • WT – Will Turnstone is a pseudonym.
  • DW – Doug Woelke and his wife are parishioners at Old Mission San Luis Rey in California which is linked to FISC through TJH. Doug used to be a submariner in the Navy. He is on the RCIA team at the parish.
  • DWy – Daniel Weatherley is a priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark, at present assistant priest at Saint Thomas’ Parish, Canterbury.
  • DAY – David A York is a Secular Franciscan who lives in California. He recently ran through Death Valley ‘which is more about life than death.’

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