Past Workshops (2016)

Women of Faith in the Gospel of Luke & Acts

Luke’s gospel tells more stories about women than the other gospels, but women’s place in Luke and Acts warrants a suspicious feminist eye. What place do women have in the early Christian communities? What about the women who labor with Paul as coworkers, deacons, and apostles in his missionary world? How do these sacred canonical texts contribute to claiming equal place for women in our churches today? Joan Mitchell, CSJ, facilitated this series.

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Boundless Compassion Retreat with Joyce Rupp

Join Joyce Rupp in exploring this vital quality from many dimensions, including science, medicine, theology, spirituality, sociology, and psychology. During this week-long retreat, you will explore your personal and professional experiences of compassion, re-energize your ability to offer loving kindness, and go forth with a renewed commitment to be a compassionate presence for yourself and those who are in the midst of pain, struggle and transition.

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Tuesday Evening Meditation

Tuesday, September 6 – December 20, 2016, 7:00 – 7:40 pm
During these times of prayer, we will sit in silent meditation with others. Meditating together is a way of deepening and supporting our personal practice. The weekly sessions include a short reading and one 25-minute meditation. Following meditation, there will an optional short introduction to Christian Meditation for those new to this form of prayer. Come as often as you are able.

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Writing the Sacred Journey: Spiritual Memoir “Seed Writing” Sessions

Third Fridays

September 16, October 21, November 18, & December 16, 2016; 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Develop your writing as a spiritual practice with these drop-in sessions. We will write spiritual memoir “seeds” from prompts based on a monthly theme, which participants can then develop if they choose. There will be opportunities to share (but not critique) our work, bringing our creations to life beyond the page. Together we’ll participate in generative silence and celebrate the sacred nature of our life stories.

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