Visit of Chris and Julia Mann 3-5 September

Chris MannChris and Julia Mann will be visiting Johannesburg in early September. Both are well-known and highly Julia Skeenregarded in their fields: Chris as a poet and Julia Skeen as an artist and meditation practitioner. Chris and Julia have kindly offered their passion and expertise at the following events to be held at St Francis Parkview.


Wed 3 September 18:30:

Rudiments of Grace: an evening of music and poetry. Chris Mann.  

Some comments about Chris Mann’s Book Rudiments of Grace”

“This is a beautifully crafted and unified collection. Chris Mann tells a love story which is full of passion, tenderness, and lyric grace.” Lucy Newlyn, Professor of English Language and Literature, Oxford.

“These poems tell a story that is as profound as it is familiar. The poems are delicate, shaded, sometimes startlingly direct, but above all honest. They are sacraments to love.” The Reverend David Jasper, Professor of Literature and Theology, University of Glasgow

Thurs 4 September  10 – 11 a.m:

I Am the Vine: Meditations and Prayers based on the Seasons of Jesus Christ.  Julia Mann

Seasons of Christ
I am the vine by Julia Skeen

Fri 5 September 18:00 – 20:00:

Julia Mann –  Making and using Anglican Prayer Beads – for those aged between 9 – 17.

Fri 5 September  18:00 – 20:00:

Chris Mann – Presentation and discussion of dramatic monologues based on Ignatian explorations of biblical texts, written by Chris Mann.

Young and older are welcome to attend sessions of interest to them.   To find out more about their visit and the different events planned please go to the Spirituality and Prayer page.

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