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3/21: “Thomas Merton: Exploring Glimpses of his Meditative Mark-Making”

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Thomas Merton: Exploring Glimpses of his Meditative Mark-making, Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cost: $40 (includes lunch and supplies), Presenter: Marianne Hieb, RSM This year marks the Centenary of Thomas Merton’s birth. We will have the opportunity to gaze contemplatively at a selection of Merton’s calligraphies, listen to excerpts of his… Read more

February 24, 2015 in News by

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3/14: “Following the Wild Goose: The Celtic Tradition of Sacred Pilgrimage”

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Saturday, March 14, 2015, “Following the Wild Goose: The Celtic Tradition of Sacred Pilgrimage,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cost: $35 (includes lunch), Presenter: Meg Brown, RSM To the Celtic Christians, the Holy Spirit was An Geadh-Glas — the Wild Goose — who inspired and accompanied them on their sacred pilgrimages. At the heart of… Read more

February 19, 2015 in News by

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3/11: Alabaster Jars and Broken-Open Hearts: The Women Who Anointed Jesus

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015, “Alabaster Jars and Broken-Open Hearts: The Women Who Anointed Jesus,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cost: $35 (includes lunch), Presenter: Marie Michele Donnelly, RSM This Lenten Day of Reflection will reverence the stories of the tender women who called, consoled and empowered Jesus on His journey to death and resurrection. We… Read more

February 18, 2015 in News by

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3/3: Lenten Contemplative Morning: “Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence”

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Tuesday, March 3, Lenten Contemplative Morning: “Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence,” 10 a.m. to noon, Cost: $20, Presenter: Maria DiBello, RSM. On this Lenten morning of reflection, the documentary “Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence” will guide us in entering the spiritual journey and wisdom of this famed theologian, who reintroduced the… Read more

February 9, 2015 in News by

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2/28: The Spiritual Legacy of Etty Hillesum and Howard Thurman

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Saturday, February 28, “The Spiritual Legacy of Etty Hillesum and Howard Thurman,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cost: $35 (includes lunch), Presenter: Marie Michele Donnelly, RSM. The mystical and prophetic gifts of Etty Hillesum and Howard Thurman have borne lasting fruit for the wounds of racism. Both were nourished by beauty and saw life as… Read more

February 9, 2015 in News by

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3/10: Writing the Sacred Journey

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Writing the Sacred Journey, A Cranaleith “Work & Spirit” Program Offering, Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cost: $30 (bring lunch, beverages available), Convener: Rick McKnight. The focus of these days for writers is the memoir, although anyone who has a writing project and would enjoy working in the context of a… Read more

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March 17-19 and April 21-23: Cranaleith Master Seminars

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CRANALEITH MASTER SEMINARS Advanced Professional Development for Facilitators and Leaders of Faith-Based Organizations Presenter: Marisa Guerin, Ph.D. (www.guerinconsulting.com) Cranaleith Master Seminars are designed for those who lead or facilitate communities of vowed religious women or men, hospitals or educational ministries with faith-based sponsorship, local congregations and social service ministries. They are open to participants from… Read more

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3/15: Mindfulness Meditation

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Mindfulness Meditation, Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2 to 5 p.m., Cost: $25, Presenter: Barbara Craig, RSM. Mindfulness meditation can help develop a sense of living in the present moment, foster spiritual growth and help with stress management. Some related practices are intended to open up the heart with compassion for self and others. This program… Read more

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