Ampleforth Centre for Theology and Spirituality
ACTS Hong Kong Lunch Club
We are delighted to invite you to our ACTS Hong Kong Lunch Club in Central to pray together for Hong Kong.
ACTS Hong Kong Lunch Club offers you an opportunity to study and share the Catholic faith in a Benedictine atmosphere of welcome and open hospitality. If you are interested to join us, please sign up. We'll contact you when the Lunch Club resumes.
First Series - 28 February to 16 May 2019 (except 18 April)
We watched "Catholicism" by Bishop Robert Barron and share our reflections based on this series in the first 11 weeks.
"For the first time, in breathtaking and high-definition cinematography, the truth, goodness, and beauty of Catholicism are illustrated in a multimedia experience. Journey with Bishop Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 16 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth's people. Learn what Catholics believe and why. Discover the full meaning of the faith."
Second Series - 23 May to 11 July 2019 (except 13 & 20 June)
We watched "The Mass" by Bishop Robert Barron in 6 weeks.
"Walk through the Liturgy with Bishop Barron and be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ.
See how the Mass brings us out of the fallen world and into the heavenly realm, how it resonates with a call from God and a response from his people, the Church, and, most importantly, how we are intimately jointed with the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus through the Holy Eucharist.
The Mass will help you understand how to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the source and summit of the Christian life."
Third Series - 25 Sep to 30 Oct 2019
We prayed according to the traditional monastic practice - Lectio divina.
Lectio divina is meditative reading of sacred scripture, with heart and mind devoted to hearing what God is saying to us here and now. It is reading which doesn't have any other purpose than to spend time with God. As the reader takes time for prayer, the scripture reading becomes a conversation with God.
Lectio divina is an ancient gift to the entire Church, and has always been highly valued by monks, forming an important part of Benedictine tradition and spirituality.