Formation and Synod Documents

As the Synod Session Two – Discernment fast approaches, our Synod theologians and canonist have provided us with some reflective videos to continue our formation in synodality, discernment, collaboration and co-responsibility.

Make sure to check this page regularly, as videos will continue being uploaded until 22 May 2021!

Wise Decision Making | Fr Richard Shortall SJ

While recovering from a severe battle wound, St Ignatius of Loyola made an unexpected discovery. As a result, he was able to formulate a set of guidelines for making a wise decision with the help of God. He called these guidelines, Rules for the Discernment of Spirits.

In this video, Fr Shortall SJ explains this ‘simple’ method and how to apply it to any decision you might be facing.

Fr Timothy Radcliffe O.P. | Alive in God

Timothy Radcliffe, OP is a Roman Catholic priest and Dominican friar of the English Province, and former Master of the Order of Preachers from 1992 to 2001.

In the lead-up to our Synod Session Two – Discernment, Fr Radcliffe discusses how we can touch the imagination of our contemporaries with our faith.