LEFT Winter 2019 Gathering with Jennie Hogan
When: Saturday, 02 Feb 2019 12:00PM | Where: Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB
Our afternoon will be led by Jennie Hogan, an Anglican priest who has a history of brain injury and illness going back to childhood. Her book, This is My Body: A story of sickness and health, is a compelling and powerful tale of trauma, illness, recovery and transformation. An affirming spirituality of the body that challenges contemporary obsession with physical image, it resonates deeply with all who struggle with weakness and vulnerability.
In exploring the reality of pain and disability, Jennie blends a no‐holds barred account of her illness with reflections on what it means to be human and vulnerable, yet made in the image of God. Faced with a life of uncertainty, she shows how she became reconciled to a new identity, regaining trust and hope as a vocation flowered despite the odds. Her story poses challenging questions about our relationships with our bodies in an age that is obsessed with physical perfection.
Jennie Hogan was ordained at St Paul’s Cathedral in 2004. She currently serves as University Chaplain at Goodenough College in London, and Assistant Priest at St George’s, Bloomsbury. She has recently completed a Masters Degree from Birkbeck College in Modern English Literature and is currently training as a psychotherapist. Her novel, A Respectable Servant awaits publication; she also regularly writes and reviews books for the Church Times.
ON THE DAY Please bring a packed lunch with you. Tea, herbal teas, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please join us for a meal afterwards if your travel arrangements allow.
LOCATION Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB For directions, see http://events.goodenough.ac.uk/contact/location
Booking form here.