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Spirituality Alive- 3

“A vision, a shared vision is born at the deepest level of our lives. Space opens among us. We feel the thirst, the stretch- a commitment to participation in a new way.”

- Mary Jo Leddy, NDS, adapted

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Series: Today, holy stretching graces are moving in us and our world in both frightening and profound ways.  Within today’s upsets and complexities, the Mystery of Love is pressing on us transformation of minds and hearts.  We lean in close to listen for the Heartbeat of the Divine.  We want to commit ourselves to be changed, however risky and deep it will be.  We step out in trust, our spirituality sensitive, alive, and needed beyond ourselves.

Sessions will include presentation, reflection, sacred conversation, and some suggested readings.   We encourage you to participate in the whole series as a growth opportunity for you, and for the value of community and continuity.  However, you may register for individual dates if you cannot make the whole series.

Session for October 17: The Highest of Gifts:  Wonder

Wonder is mystical:  vision of Divine radiance incarnate, experience of union and communion, felt power of grace   and graciousness.  Awe fills our souls, and sends forth affective and moral energies from our trembling hearts.  Aware of the glimmering Presence, we join Mary Oliver who writes that her “work is to love the world.”  This “work” transforms into acts of love and commitment to justice so that all will reap the harvest and join the celebration.

Although we may want to turn our eyes away, we feel how deep is our world’s distress, how unsteady our assumed foundations.  As Margaret Swedish writes, “A deeper sharing is required, a deeper look into reality.”  We look not only into the reality of the challenging complexities, but the reality of Divine Presence within all that is.  We come together to listen for that Heartbeat in the world’s religions and society, to feel its love, its grief, its passionate desire.  The divine pulse courses through our souls.

Upcoming session:  November 7

$10 per session or $35 for the series of four.

Miriam Brown, OP, a Sinsinawa Dominican, is a spiritual guide, retreat facilitator, presenter on current spirituality themes, and team member of the Center’s Spiritual Guidance Training Program.  She has an eye for the Spirit’s movement in the world and in the graced unfoldings of each person’s deep and precious life.

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Spirituality Alive Series

$35.00

Spiritual Alive Session 3

$10.00
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