Ash Wednesday falls on 17 February and heralds the beginning of Lent 2021. This year
Knock Shrine will host a new series of online discussions to help engage Christians during
Lent, under the title ‘Living Christian Faith – Lenten Conversations’.
What nurtures our faith and what challenges it today?
Where do we find hope and joy in our lives?
How can our faith build mental strength, wellbeing and resilience?
How has the Covid pandemic impacted upon our faith?
These are just some of the questions that will be explored over the 6 weeks of Lent during a
new series of online discussions on the topic of ‘Living Christian Faith’. Faith Renewal at
Knock Shrine is all about reaching out to people. This will open a conversation on contemporary issues of faith and church life.
Chaired by Father Eamonn Conway DD, Priest in Tuam diocese and Professor of Theology at
Mary Immaculate College, the conversations will explore a different theme each week and
guest speakers will discuss some of the important questions we all face in living out our faith.
The discussions will be streamed online via the Knock Shrine website offering people from all
over the world the opportunity to engage in relevant topics and to hear from a range of people,
from those in public life such as Baroness Nuala O’Loan and Senator Ronan Mullen to groups
of young teachers and members of the clergy.
Thursday 18 February ‘Living Christian Faith in the Family’
Thursday 25 February ‘Living Christian Faith as Young Adults’
Thursday 4 March ‘Living Christian Faith in the Classroom as Young Teachers’
Thursday 11 March ‘Living Christian Faith in Public Life’
Thursday 18 March ‘Proclaiming Christian Faith as a priest or religious today’
Thursday 25 March ‘Studying Christian Faith’
The talks will be streamed at 8.30pm every Thursday during Lent.
Join us at www.knockshrine.ie/watch-live