Catholic priest guest at Unitarian meeting

The speaker for the Sunday November 4 meeting of the Somerset West Unitarian Fellowship, at 10.30am, at Vonke House, 121 Lourensford Road, is Reverend Mary Ryan of the Roman Catholic Women Priest movement.

Mary holds a Doctorate in Theological Ethics, an Honours degree in Religious Studies and a post graduate teaching qualification. She has taught courses in feminist spirituality, ethics and pastoral care and counselling at the university level. Mary and her husband, Alan, are parents to four sons and a daughter-in-law, and grandparents to three grandchildren.

About her talk, Mary writes the following: “Now more than ever, in these challenging times – in our personal lives, in our country, and in our world, we are seeking signs of the Spirit at work within the ground of our often troubled reality. How might this encounter with the Spirit be propelling us to respond and act as conscious agents of compassion? I will speak about the polarities of the spiritual life – of contemplation and action – and consider the calls on our compassion in our struggle to right the wrongs of our apartheid and colonial history.”

The meeting is open to all. Entry is free, and free-will donations are welcome. Contact Dave at for information.