You are invited to a talk by DR PATRICIA FRESEN

 “ONE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT TO BE A SAINT”

a reflection on Mother Teresa’s canonisation

Saturday 7 May 2016

9.30 for 10.00, finishing at 12. 30

ST-MARTIN’S-IN–THE-VELD ANGLICAN CHURCH

43 Cradock Avenue, Rosebank

RSVP by Thursday 5 May: gauteng@weareallchurch.co.za

Mother Teresa will be canonized on 4 September.  Dr Fresen writes: “… I met her when she came to South Africa in November 1988 to set up a house run by the Missionaries of Charity.  She stayed for a while in one of our smaller convents in East London – and I have a good story about her.   I think she certainly deserves to be canonized, but some of her personal idiosyncrasies throw a very human light on her”. 

 

Formerly a South African Dominican sister, Patricia Fresen studied theology for seven years in Rome at the University of St. Thomas and at the Gregorian. On returning to South Africa in 1988, she joined the faculty of the National Seminary in Pretoria, where she taught Sacramental Theology, Spirituality and Homiletics. After obtaining her Doctorate in Theology in 1996 through Unisa, she taught at St Augustine College.  In 2003 she was ordained to the priesthood. She subsequently moved to Germany, where she continues to serve the mission and goals of the organisation Roman Catholic Womenpriests (RCWP). She was ordained bishop in 2005. http://romancatholicwomenpriests.org