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The Book of Job – Dr. Declan Hurley, Meath diocese. Wednesday, November 20th, 2013, at 8.00 p.m. One of the best known Old Testament books, Job explores how apparently innocent people suffer. Job was a just man who lost his children as well as all his worldly goods. His comforters came to visit him and told him he must have sinned, that he must have done something wrong. Job was a just and honest man and their explanation of his sufferings was incorrect. Dr. Declan Hurley, a priest of the Meath diocese, explores some of the themes the Book of Job raises about human suffering, the plan of God, and pastoral responses to suffering. St. Teresa of Avila, Prayer and Everyday Life – Fr. Simon Nolan, O. Carm. Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 at 8.00 p.m. St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), a Spanish Carmelite, was declared a doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI in 1970 and was recently described by Carmelite Provincials in Ireland and Britain as an inspiring and authentic guide for how to live ‘in allegiance to Jesus Christ’. Fr. Nolan, who teaches philosophy at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, will focus on her role as a teacher of prayer for everyday life.
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