Renowned catechist and author David Wells returns to keynote PVNC Faith Day on Sept. 27

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PVNC is excited to welcome back David Wells to our schools via video to lead our Faith Day discussions on Sept. 27, 2019.

The day will build upon last year’s Faith Day, as all PVNC staff will have an opportunity to continue to reflect on Renewing the Promise, the Pastoral Letter for Catholic Education by the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario, in the context of the Season of Creation.

Renewing the Promise is the culmination of a province-wide process of consultation that engaged thousands of participants from Catholic school boards across Ontario in prayerful reflection and discussion on the mission and vision of Catholic Education in the province of Ontario.

Our Sept. 27, 2019 Faith Day will welcome back David Wells who will pick up where he left off in last year’s discussion. The day will offer moments to pray, discern, and discuss together the Road to Emmaus passage, which features prominently in the pastoral letter and draws our attention to key themes for our Catholic school communities: accompaniment, relationship, hope, and joy.

Wells will appear via video as a keynote speaker throughout the day. Wells has contributed to the production of catechetical resources in the UK and North America and spoken at more than 300 conferences worldwide. He is a regular contributor to the Religious Education Congress at Anaheim in California, where over 30,000 delegates gather to hear some of the world’s most prolific religious writers. He has published two books, The Reluctant Disciple and The Grateful Disciple.

“Once again, we are truly privileged and blessed to bring David Wells back and have him deliver a tailored message to all our staff and to use his expertise to help us understand and reflect on the Renewing the Promise document,” Director of Education Michael Nasello said. “We received so much positive feedback from last year’s presentation. David’s well-honed intellect and humour and his ability to draw in audiences of all backgrounds will surely engage our staff in this important Faith Day reflection.”