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Lumen Verum means true light - the true light of the Catholic faith. Lumen Verum was founded to bring together both those who love the Catholic faith and those who desire to learn more about it from its authentic sources - Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium.

Lumen Verum Apologetics began in February 1996 in the parish of St. Michael the Archangel, Margaret Street, Belfield. It was founded by Arlette Bowen, a dedicated Catholic wife and mother of 5 children. Lumen Verum’s core members are young adults, vitally interested in apologetics and catechetics. Between 40 and 60 adults attend lectures every Friday night during the school year.

Each lecture is complete in itself yet belongs to a course of study which runs over the year, except on the last Fridays of each month when a guest speaker is invited to lecture on a free topic. Speakers include priests, religious and laity all noted for their outstanding learning and fidelity to Catholic orthodoxy. Lumen Verum takes as its inspiration the life and work of St. Francis de Sales.

Every person who attends receives a transcript of the night’s topic specifically compiled by Lumen Verum with commentary and selected quotes from Sacred Scripture, the Fathers of the Church and the two Catechisms - Trent and the 1992 Catechism - in order to illustrate the authentic development of Church doctrine. Ample time is given over to question and answer and all are free afterwards to share in the conviviality of tea and coffee.

Lumen Verum publishes its own newsletter twice a year and has released booklets on Catholic Apologetics, The Apostles’ Creed, The Sacraments, The Ten Commandments, Prayer, and The Family and Human Life, all which can be found here. With God's help it is hoped that Lumen Verum will... "Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope" (1Pet. 3, 15).

Meet the Staff of Lumen Verum Apologetics:

- Arlette Bowen
- Robert Haddad
- David Obeid

For more information please do not hesitate to contact us.