Presbyterian minister Ruth Patterson

‘The Gaze of Love’ in the company of Rev Dr Ruth Patterson OBE 

We had a most enjoyable and inspiring day with Ruth on Saturday 20th October in the newly refurbished John Hand Room at All Hallows College now under the auspices of DCU.

Ruth brought scripture alive and very much into the events of the present time. She situated her thoughts in story and in personal experience beginning with a reference to her own father’s near death experience and his writing about the ‘great threshold of knowing’ which he experienced in  that precious moment.

Ruth made many references to Restoration ministries, Jan Vanier, Richard Rohr and Centering prayer. The Beloved and revealing its meaning in Be Loved.

She teased out the meaning in the Good Samaritan and focussed on the Inn as she elucidated it by her own experience of being in the Holy Land. Where are today’s inns? 

Am I an inn? These are snippets of a very rich day.


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