After the usual business at the AGM we were very fortunate to have a guest speaker in the person of Fr Gerry O'Collins SJ. Fr O'Collins taught me when I was a student in Rome and although I have attended many lectures by him in Italian this was the firsttime I had heard him give a talk in English. He is enormously well-read and has a gentle anecdotal style which was very evident today as he spoke about some of the themes of his recent book on Jesus. In particular he wanted to turn our thoughts towards the beauty of Jesus. It was an interesting presentation and was very well-received by those present.
After the talk we celebrated Holy Mass together and then enjoyed a magnificent festal meal. Before leaving I suggested it would be a good idea to get a photograph of the Rector, Mgr Jeremy Garratt with Fr O'Collins for the college archives and - of course - for the Southwark Vocations Blog!