Ampleforth Centre for Theology and Spirituality Hong Kong Limited.

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PAST EVENTS - 2017

LIVE CRIB

A Christmas Nativity Procession by Candlelight

Friday, 1 December 2017 – 19:00 to 21:00

Sacred Heart Church (Procession Map)

Yau Ma Po Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

 

The inspiration for the Live Crib is St. Francis of Assisi, who celebrated Christmas 800 years ago, by setting up the first known nativity scene with live animals in the Church at Greccio near Assisi in Italy.  He used only straw, a manger, an ox and a donkey to help people to experience the humanity of Jesus through all the senses: by seeing, smelling and hearing the stable.

ACTS of Faith - "How should a Christian Respond to Poverty?" with Mr Peter Maize

Our ACTS of Faith series offers an opportunity to explore contentious issues through the eyes of faith, along with members of our community who have first hand experience of the issues.

Saturday, 25 November 2017 – 15:00 to 17:00

Craigengower Cricket Club, 188 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

Peter Maize came to Hong Kong as a journalist nearly 30 years ago. For the past 15 years he has served  in the non-profit field, working primarily with impoverished communities and disabled children. His approach to poverty alleviation is guided by a Biblical worldview that stresses a holistic approach to helping the disadvantaged: meeting both physical and spiritual needs. Peter is currently the CEO of International China Concern, which serves abandoned children and the disabled.

ACTS of Faith - "Man's Mastery of the Environment" with Mr Markus Shaw

Our ACTS of Faith series offers an opportunity to explore contentious issues through the eyes of faith, along with members of our community who have first hand experience of the issues.

Saturday, 11 November 2017 – 15:00 to 17:00

Craigengower Cricket Club, 188 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

About the Speaker: Markus Shaw has a History degree from Cambridge University, he spent six years as a corporate lawyer with Linklaters in London, Singapore and Hong Kong, before joining the family business in 1992 managing his family’s investment office.  He is active in the not-for-profit and philanthropic fields: he has cofounded two NGOs; serves on the Board of the Keswick Foundation; and is a Trustee of WWF-Hong Kong.

A Monastic Approach to Prayer  by Fr Wulstan Peterburs OSB

Saturday, 16 September 2017 – 12:00 to 15:00

Craigengower Cricket Club, 188 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

Fr Wulstan Peterburs OSB

Fr Wulstan holds both a BA and a PhD in Theology from the University of Durham. After teaching in Ampleforth College for 15 years, where at different times he served as Head of Christian Theology and a Housemaster, Fr Wulstan has been the Procurator of Ampleforth Abbey since 2010 who is responsible for the administration and temporal assets of the Abbey in its various works. He has been appointed as Headmaster from September 2016.

ACTS of Faith - "Where Faith and Business Ethics Intersect" with Mr Joe Rocco

Our ACTS of Faith series offers an opportunity to explore controversial issues through the eyes of faith, along with members of our community who have experience, interest or expertise relevant to the topic.   

Saturday, 6 May 2017 – 15:00 to 17:00

Craigengower Cricket Club, 188 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

About the Speaker: Joe Rocco serves as President and CEO of Eastek.  He has been building a dynamic, international, diverse and highly qualified team in the complex world of contract manufacturing since 2004.  Prior to Eastek, he spent over 30 years in operations and general management in four big companies across US, Europe, China and Singapore. He is well-versed in global business, has lived with his family and worked in Germany, the US and Hong Kong.

Lenten Events with Fr Chad Boulton OSB

Spiritual Director of ACTS Hong Kong and Senior Chaplain of Ampleforth College

Lenten Visit to Trappist Monastery

(Our Lady of Joy Abbey )

 

Saturday, 25 March 2017 – 11:00 to 17:45

Our Lady of Joy Abbey, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

 

With so many distractions and with such busy lives, how can we learn to focus on what is really important?  Fr Chad has led a time of reflection, discussion and prayer, focussing on the Lenten theme of sacrifice and renewal and the monastic tradition of  "ora & labora".  Mass was celebrated at the Chapel of Our Lady of Joy Abbey. 

Lenten Reflection

 

Sunday, 26 March 2017 – 17:00 to 20:30

The Clarks' garden, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

A lenten reflection was given by Fr Chad Boulton OSB, and participants had an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, followed by a candlelight alfresco Mass and a potluck dinner.

Prayerful Reading of Scripture with Benedictine Monk      

Fr Chad Boulton OSB - An introduction to Lectio Divina 

 

Monday, 27 March 2017 – 20:00 to 21:30

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1 Star Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong

 

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.  Fr Chad has presented an introduction to lectio divina and led the participants to practice the meditative reading of sacred scripture.