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Evolutionary Faith: Days with Diarmuid O'Murchu

“Siena Retreat Center has become one of my favorite places close to home to rest, relax and refresh... The programs and presenters are always inspirational and the people I meet are like-minded and interesting.”

- Judy, a Retreat Participant

Diarmuid O’Murchu is one of the world’s leading thinkers in the areas of theology and cosmology.

As a social psychologist, author, and member of the Sacred Heart Missionary Order, Diarmuid integrates deep thinking and life experience to raise challenging questions regarding faith, science, and the way we look at our world and the Divine. 

Join Diarmuid for these days of reflection on the topic of “evolutionary faith.”  Diarmuid will explore how the story of evolution— in terms of cosmos, Earth, and humanity—unravels the benign mystery within which everything is held in being.

Texts that will inform and inspire Diarmuid’s presentations include:  The Unbearable Wholeness of Being (edited by Ilia Delio), Making Sense of Evolution (by John Haught), Ancestral Grace (by Diarmuid O’Murchu), and Evolutionaries (by Carter Phipps). Siena Retreat Center’s bookstore carries many of these titles, as well as several other of Diarmuid’s books.

Monday, June 12, to  Wednesday, June 14, 2017
9:30am on Monday through the evening meal on Wednesday. 

Cost of $225 includes $50 non-refundable deposit, overnight accommodations, and meals.  Contact to ask about staying Sunday night.  Sunday overnight plus Monday breakfast would be an additional $54.

Diarmuid O’Murchu, a member of the Sacred Heart Missionary Order and a graduate of Trinity College in Dublin, is a social psychologist.  Diarmuid’s primary work has been in social ministry, predominantly in London.  In that capacity, he has worked as a couple's counsellor, in bereavement work, AIDS-HIV counselling, and, more recently, with homeless people and refugees.  As a workshop leader and group facilitator, he has worked in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Thailand, India, Peru, and in throughout Africa.  His best known books include Quantum Theology,  Ancestral Grace, In the Beginning was the Spirit, God in the Midst of Change, and On Being a Postcolonial Christian. Diarmuid lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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Evolutionary Faith

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June 12 to June 14

$50.00 deposit required
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