Common Ground is a space where Young Adults aged between 18-35 can find a place of reinvigoration of their faith, connect with other like-minded young Catholics in the Archdiocese of Perth and rest. Finding rest, however, is not being inactive – but is indeed the time we should be restoring ourselves mentally, physically & spiritually. Our different spaces include a sharing of topics, discussion, fellowship, and time for personal prayer that will help you achieve restful nourishment.
Dates: Every 2nd & 4th Monday
Time: Fellowship dinner – 6:30 pm, faith education session commences 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm Communal Prayer & conclusion of the evening.
Session 1: 22 August – A Tour of The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
The Consolation of Philosophy was one of the most influential works of the Middle Ages. Written in the 6th century whilst Boethius was imprisoned and awaiting execution, it combines Greek philosophy and the Christian faith to explore the deepest questions within the human heart. This seminar offers an introduction to philosophy through The Consolation of Philosophy and the insights it can offer today.
Session 2: 12 September – A deep dive into Bishop Barron’s most popular talk- ‘Ideas have consequences- The philosophers who shaped 2020’
The most popular of Bishop Barron’s talks interestingly has philosophy as its subject which shows the contemporary interest in all things philosophy. This seminar unpacks the secular thinkers Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre and Michel Foucault and how they are influencing secular thinking today.
Session 3: 26 September – Know Thyself (Online)
An exploration of the opening chapters of Pope John Paul II’s Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason) and the life and teachings of Socrates.
Session 4: 10 October – Journeying in Search of Truth
This seminar unpacks Pope John Paul II’s Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason) chapter entitled ‘Journeying in Search of Truth ‘and the teachings of Plato.
Session 5: 24 October – The life and wisdom of St Thomas Aquinas
An analysis of Pope John Paul II’s Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason) and the philosophical insights of St Thomas Aquinas.
Session 6: 14 November – Philosophy and the Crisis of Meaning
This seminar explores the causes of the contemporary crisis of meaning and what philosophy can do to solve this existential problem.