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Lecture: Broken, Blessed and Shared: remembering the vocation of recovering bodies
13th October 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Jennie Hogan’s recent publication This Is My Body tells a story of trauma, illness, recovery and transformation. It is a story that will mirror other tales of sickness, suffering and the search for making sense of such experiences. Jennie had brain haemorrhages as a child and subsequently developed sight-loss, paralysis and epilepsy. She will speak about the way in which the vocation of Christ forged a Way for her to tell her personal story of sickness and health.
Jennie Hogan is an Anglican priest in the Church of England. She is Chaplain to Goodenough College, a post-graduate residential college for international students in Bloomsbury, London. She also serves as Associate Priest at the parish of St George’s Bloomsbury. She has previously worked as Chaplain to Chelsea College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts London, and served as Priest in various churches in central London. Jennie studied French in the University of London, Theology in Cambridge and has an MA in English literature, focusing on the poetry of TS Eliot. She is currently in training as a psychotherapist. Her first book, This Is My Body, is part-memoir, part-theology. It is an exploration of the impact of illness on faith and identity. She also regularly writes and reviews books for the Church Times.
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