"I will begin by briefly reviewing several aspects of the present ecological crisis, with the aim of drawing on the result of the best scientific research available today, letting them touch us deeply and provide a concrete foundation for the ethical and spiritual itinerary that follows. I will then consider some principles drawn from the Judaeo-Christian tradition which can render our commitment to the environment more coherent. I will then attempt to get to the roots of the present situation, so as to consider not only its symptoms but also its deepest causes.This will help to provide an approach to ecology which respects our unique place as human beings in this world and our relationship to our surroundings. In light of this reflection, I will advance some broader proposals for dialogue and action which would involve each of us as individuals, and also affect international policy. Finally, convinced as I am that change is impossible without motivation and a process of education, I will offer some inspired guidelines for human development to be found in the treasure of Christian spiritual experience." (LS 15)
There will be no Abbey Tour on Thursday 14th December. Christmas Opening: The Abbey Shop will be closed this Friday afternoon 15th December from 12.45pm onwards. We remain open as usual after that until
we close for the Christmas holidays at 4pm on Saturday 23rd December, re-opening on Monday 8th January 2018.
May we wish all our customers a Happy & Peaceful Christmas and New Year and thank you for your support throughout the year.