December 1, 2023

Spiritual adviser to synod to give presentation on Dec. 6 at cathedral

Dominican Father Timothy Radcliffe, spiritual advisor to the recent assembly of the Synod of Bishops on synodality at the Vatican, will speak on his experience of the synod meeting at 4 p.m. on Dec. 6 at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis. The public is invited to attend.

A scripture scholar and former master of the Order of Preachers, the British Father Timothy led synod delegates in a three-day retreat prior to the Oct. 4-29 meeting and gave reflections during the gathering.

During the retreat, the priest cited several religious order leaders as examples synod participants could look to “about the art of conversation.”

“St. Benedict teaches us to seek consensus; St. Dominic to love debate; St. Catherine of Siena to delight in conversation; and St. Ignatius of Loyola, the art of discernment,” he told his listeners. †

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