Walking humbly with God
Francis of Assisi on renewing our relationship with Creation and one another
a quiet Day with Christopher Chapman
For Francis, reverence for the poor and marginalized, reverence for Creation, the way of dialogue and active peace rather than power and violence, all flow from one connected source – how God is: a God who is humble, relational, alongside and creative.
Francis didn’t teach that theology in words – he lived it in an engaged life.
In a time when the environment and the climate are in crisis, and those in power prefer to build walls rather than relationships, we need the witness of Francis of Assisi. Through input and a variety of prayer and reflection exercises we will explore how to walk humbly with God, the created world and one another.
Christopher Chapman is an experienced spiritual director and retreat leader. He is a guest director at St. Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre and an associate tutor at St. Augustine’s College of Theology. Formerly, Christopher was Spirituality Adviser for the Anglican Diocese of Southwark. He is the author of three books published by Canterbury Press
Seeing in the Dark: Perspectives on suffering from the Christian spiritual tradition 
Earthed in God: Four movements of spiritual growth 
Send my Roots Rain: Refreshing the spiritual life of priests