Sadly I won’t be able to make it, however, I wanted to highlight that the 2015 John Main Seminar with again be held in Hamilton at Waikato University. The seminar is being given by the always-fascinating David Tacey (author of the Spirituality Revolution and most recently The Darkening Spirit: Jung, Spirituality and Religion) and will be based around the theme Spirituality and Religion in a Secular Age. The Seminar will be given over 3-days, the 15th – 18th January 2015.
It will be preceded by a 3-day pre-seminar retreat led by Laurence Freeman OSB. The theme of the retreat will be Meditation as a Modern Spiritual Path.
Following the seminar with be 3-day pilgrimage:
“The pilgrimage is a journey to the Bay of Islands and the Hokianga, the cradle of Christianity in New Zealand, and will be led by members of the New Zealand Meditation Community. Christmas Day 2014 marks the bicentennial of the first sermon delivered by Rev. Samuel Marsden, of the Church Missionary Society and Anglican priest. This took place at the Bay of Islands. The first Catholic Mass was celebrated at Totara Point in the Hokianga on 13 January 1838 by the French missionary, Bishop Jean Baptiste Pompallier. The return trip will include a visit to the famous Waipoua Forest which hosts New Zealand’s largest kauri tree, Tane Mahuta.”
You’ll find all the information you need, here.