Cathedral Fellowship | The life and spirituality of St Therese of Lisieux with Canon Fr Stephen Hoy

‘I will spend my heaven doing good on earth’ 

St Therese of Lisieux is one of the most accessible, popular and beloved of all the saints. Her "Little Way" is one of the most admired of all spiritual paths, but also one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented. In this talk Stephen Hoy will explore the life story and influences of this extraordinary young woman, how she developed her own understanding of her relationship with God, and how her radical spirituality, 127 years after her death, continues to be an inspiration and challenge.

Canon Fr Stephen Hoy is a retired priest and a canon of Lincoln Cathedral. Before retirement, he was Spirituality Advisor in the Lincoln Diocese. He was also parish priest on a housing estate for 20 years and is himself an experienced spiritual director. Prior to ordination, he worked for Leicestershire Libraries as special needs adviser, arts officer and director of the Leicestershire Literature Festival. Stephen is currently the Warden for the Tertiary Order of the Holy Paraclete.

At the Cathedral Fellowship members of the congregation and their friends gather together informally, to greet old friends and to make new ones. If you are new to the Congregation, it’s an excellent opportunity to meet new people and to begin to feel at home. We meet once a month for a talk or presentation on a wide range of topics, some of which are related to the Cathedral and Christian belief and practice and others are of more general interest. All our presenters are informal and approachable. There no tickets and no membership, though we ask for a donation to cover expenses.

We generally meet at George Bell House, 4 Canon Lane with the talk followed by questions and discussion and the all-important cup of tea. We start at 2.15pm and the gathering lasts about 75 minutes.

Everyone is very welcome.

For further information contact Richard Ashby or 01243 372234