in a secular society:
A new call?!
Monastic Pastoral Care is an ecumenical project that focuses on the question: ‘Where and how can both (centuries-old) religious institutions and new movements that are inspired by religious traditions respond to the spiritual needs of contemporary people and society?’
On the one hand, this project has included fieldwork. The many visits and interviews conducted give a good view of the situation of religious life today in Germany, the Netherlands, and Flanders. On the other hand, there is also an academic component on the challenges for religious life in the present and coming decades..
We are organising a day of academic reflection on (broad and ecumenical) religious life today and its pastoral significance for contemporary people and society. Two main speakers will give their answers to the original question of this project: What are spiritual needs and how can the religious respond to them? The afternoon programme will treat some themes that challenge the religious life: the sacred place, communication in/with the contemporary world, forming a community in a diverse world and religious life as living in God’s creation. We invite you to reflect with us on these challenges for the religious life of faith today.
– Additional activities
– Guided tour through Maastricht on Sunday December 1, 2019 (More: – in Dutch – in German )
Being prophetic in a secular society:
A new call?!
Friday November 29, 2019
Sint Servaasklooster | Maastricht