The annual Winter Living Theology (WLT) School was held last week at St. Luke’s Retreat Centre in Port Elizabeth recently.
Presented by Fr. John Baldovin S.J., Professor of Historical and Liturgical Theology from the prestigious Boston College’s School of Ministry and Theology, presented this year’s Winter Living Theology on “Worship and Social Justice – The Implications of Belonging to a Worshipping Community”.
Winter Living Theology is a collaborative venture between the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference and the Jesuit Institute South Africa. This annual event is an opportunity for people in Southern Africa to be exposed to some of the best current theological scholarship in the world. Fr. Baldovin explored all the ways that worship relates to justice: in prayers, rituals, the use of Scripture, the liturgical calendar, music, art and liturgical environment during the School..
Fr. Baldovin has been teaching at universities and seminaries for the past 28 years. He worked for the International Commission for English in the Liturgy (ICEL) for many years. He is the past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy and the international ecumenical Societas Liturgica. He is currently president of the international Jungmann Society for Jesuits and the Liturgy. Baldovin has published extensively and is considered to be one of America’s leading liturgical theologians.
The picture at left below shows; from left Ursula van Nierop (Deputy Director – Jesuit Institute), Fr. Russell Pollitt SJ (Director – Jesuit Institute), Bishop Vincent Mduduzi Zungu OFM, Fr. John Baldovin SJ (Presenter WLT 2016) and Fr. Jerry Browne (Vicar for Pastoral Ministry – PE). Picture at right shows all the participants of the Winter School.