• stefan2 (791x800)SA – Stefan Acatrinei OFM CONV taught 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 FISC, Canterbury, writing about Sacrifice in War. He worked with vulnerable children for many years.
  • 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 was a student and chris-preachingtaught at FISC before working overseas and with refugees in London.
  • valentine.photoVE – Fr Valentine Erhanon is a priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark. After ministry at Saint Thomas’ parish, Canterbury, he was appointed a Prison Chaplain  in London. 
  • TJH  –  Brother Thomas Herbst OFM taught at FISC and holds summer courses in California. He has taught at Wonersh seminary and is chaplain to the University of Kent.
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Left to right: Sisters Susan, Esther, Elizabeth, Marcellina, Patricia and Clare FMSL

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 were the backbone of the Sunday music group and  attended Masses, courses and other events at the FISC, which all contributed to their Franciscan Formation, enriching our spirituality and strengthening 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 contributed to the Ecumenical Training Programme in Spiritual Direction  at FISC.
  • AMcC – Austin McCormack’s sixty years as a friar have seen him serve in many ministries including parish work and teaching. After teaching at FISC, he is now based at the Friary in Woodford Green, Essex.
  • JMcC – John McCluskey MHM is a Mill Hill Missionary, formerly based at St Anselm’s Institute, Cliftonville, Margate, now teaching at its successor institute in Rome.
  • MMG Sister 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 also directed 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 – The late David Bryn Powell was a Kentish Welshman, student and friend of FISC and a raconteur.
  • MLT – Monica Tobon taught at FISC 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 has links with  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, formerly 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.’
  • RG – Rupert Greville is a member of L’Arche Kent;
  • JMc – Janet McDonald is another member of L’Arche Kent and leads the Red Pilgrims’ Group.

2 responses to “Contributors

  1. Ben

    Do you have an email address I could contact you through?


    • Good afternoon Ben,
      Thank you for getting in touch; who in particular did you want to contact, and about what?
      I’m sure most of our contributors would reply.
      God bless,


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