The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have designated 2020 as ‘The God Who Speaks’: A Year of the Word’ to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’, and the 1600th anniversary of death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin.
Therefore, 2020 will be a year of celebrating, living and sharing God’s word.
At the Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter most of our courses this year will be based on Scripture.
From the Constitutions of the Sisters of Sion :
Our vocation is characterised by the Word of God which is central in our lives….
The revelation of the Word of God in the Old Testament is the common root of Judaism and Christianity. In the Church, we interpret the Scriptures in the light of the Christ event. We are also attentive to the way the Bible is interpreted by Jewish people in their life and tradition. We thereby grow in the appreciation of our own roots and in an understanding of Judaism. We are called to foster this appreciation and understanding in the Church.