September 25, October 2 and 23, 2019
7:30 -9:00 am

As part of our ongoing focus to explore current cultural dynamics through the lens of contemporary wisdom writers we will use David Brook’s Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life for our fall series book study.

The subtitle reflects this New York Times columnist’s personal search for meaning resulting from a dark night experience and his seeking spiritual understanding through various wisdom sources.  Brooks posits that hyper-individualism has been a misdirected search for happiness, i.e., a first mountain, and that second-mountain living represents a shift from self-centered to other-centered living.

Brooks intelligently and insightfully examines commitment through vocation, marriage and healthy intimacy, how faith serves us and others, and relationship through engagement in community.

COST:  $90.00, includes light breakfast; single session $35.00
Books available at Wisdom Ways.


Business owner, theologian, corporate leadership consultant, spiritual director, teacher and retreat facilitator Diane Nettifee is founder of Magis Ventures, which guides leaders and organizations to success that is measured by purpose and performance. She teaches in the Organizational Leadership program at St. Catherine University.


Terry Shaughnessy is a longtime spiritual director trained in Ignatian Spirituality through the Master’s in Christian Spirituality Program at Creighton University. He conducts retreats and workshops and teaches Centering Prayer for Contemplative Outreach of Colorado and other venues. His primary passion is offering spiritual direction, “the ministry of compassionate presence,” and supporting many men from a variety of backgrounds in their inner lives.

To learn more about spiritual direction, contact Terry at 651-328-7675.

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