Mar
27
Apr 25

Life to the Full: Discerning What’s Next in My Life, Ministry, or Career

Presented by James Briggs
This course will help participants to discern their future direction.  It includes: identifying individual gifts, talents, and charisms; clarifying the purpose to which one feels called to put their giftedness and the work setting where one can be happiest and most productive;  learning the most effective ways of communicating one’s goals to those with responsibility for hiring or assignment decisions.
March 27, April 11, April 25, May 1, 10AM-noon
Cost: $120

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Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

Spirituality and Trauma

Presented by Bede Healey, OSB Cam, Ph.D.
Over the past decades we have come to and in increasingly nuanced understanding of the role of traumatic events, both large and small in our ongoing struggle for personhood. Indeed the repercussions of traumatic events can awaken long dormant spiritual issues in people’s lives. We will explore how  thehuman sciences and spiritual  practices and awareness can facilitate our own recovery from trauma as well as assisting others. In the face of traumatic fragmentation, human wholeness may seem a thing of the past, yet spiritual understanding can assist us in gathering the fragments.

March 30, 7-9PM

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Apr
3
Apr 5

Being a Disciple of the Church of the New Testament

Presented by Michael Crosby, OFM Cap. 
Building on Pope Francis' stress on the need for all of us to be(come) "Missionary Disciples" Michael Crosby will probe its meaning with a stress on the Letter to the Galatians and the gospels of Matthew and John. He will show that the world "behind the text" that gave rise to these has much relevance to us who are part of the world "before the text.
April 3-4, 10AM-3PM, April 5, 10-Noon
Cost: $200

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Apr
10
10:00 am10:00

Joan Of Arc, Holy Resistance, and Social Sin

Presented by Lisa Fullam, D.V.M., Th.D.
Virtue ethics holds that we grow in virtue by reflective imitation of admirable people--a person who wants to be more just might reflect on the life of a paradigm of justice, and see how that person’s acts and commitments translate into the contexts of our own lives. However, we also are acutely aware that one of the effects of social sin in our lives is to corrupt our ability to recognize virtue--social sins like racism, sexism, or homophobia warp our ability to discern the character excellences to which we’re called. In this lecture, we’ll discuss Joan of Arc as a notable character offered to us for emulation--she’s a saint, after all!--but in her own time both lauded and persecuted. How might we begin to sort out the heroes from the anti-heroes in our own lives?
April 10, 10AM-noon
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Apr
10
1:00 pm13:00

Comfort Circles: A Sacred Space for Cultivating Compassion and Connection

Presented by Colette Lafia
Embodying the qualities of compassion and connection, participants will gather in a circle to give and receive comfort. During this contemplative time, there will be guided meditations, collage making, and deep listening to bring the healing power of comfort to ourselves and each other. Colette will read from her book, Comfort and Joy: Simple Ways to Care for Ourselves and Others, and use it as the foundation of this presentation.
April 10, 1PM-3PM
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Apr
11
1:00 pm13:00

Spirituality of Vulnerability

Presented by Joann Heinritz, CSJ

Henri Nouwen once said that in order to identify the movements of the Spirit in our lives he found four words helpful: taken, blessed, broken and given.  As Eucharistic people these familiar words resonate with our liturgical experience, but even more profoundly they resound with the Mystery, the paradox of our lives...that in our weakness is our strength... in our dying is our rising.   This workshop/conversation will explore how a vulnerable God invites vulnerable people to come together----and God becomes very close.
 

April 11, 1-3PM
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Apr
12
10:00 am10:00

Who Cares for the Caregiver; Who Ministers to the Minister?

Presented by Bede Healey, OSB Cam, Ph.D.

We are all called to be of service to others. This indeed is the good news. But this service often comes at a price it is indeed possible to care for others while not over expending oneself. We will explore the issues of human needs and woundedness, pliant boundaries, and still centers. Utilizing a relational approach,  we will examine the interdependency of self and others, highlighting the creative potential for growth and wisdom and peace

April 12, 10AM-noon; April 19, 10AM-noon
$80

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Apr
18
Apr 26

Emerging Global Consciousness: An Introduction to World Religions

Presented by Thomas Bonacci, CP
This course offering provides an introduction to world religious traditions including Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism. It introduces the key beliefs and principles of each major religion and compares and contrasts the similarities and differences among them. It also opens discussion of the historical and spiritual relationships between these religions and the Christian tradition and Catholic Church.

Apr 18, 24, 26; 10-noon

Cost: $120

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Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Renaissance: Nurturing the Inner Flame

Renaissance: Nurturing the Inner Flame, Presented by Khaleghl Quinn, Ph.D. and Mary Busby

Hope springs eternal is the theme for this evening.  

Dr. Khaleghl Quinn will teach a meditation and an ancient healing qigong form, "The Spring Blossom " to guide participants into seasonally appropriate tranquility and inspiration.  Mary Busby of Sagrada Sacred Arts will lead us in inspirational community singing to nourish the heart and soul.  The participant will receive self-sustaining tools for continuous spiritual/physical nourishment.

April 20, 7-9PM
$30 Suggested Donation at the door.
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Apr
22
9:30 am09:30

Creating Your Personal Portable Altar

Presented by Kaleo and Elise Ching
Through guided journeying, you will pass through portals to sacred mystery and layers of archetypal wisdom. Within your inner realms of spirit lie hidden images and messages that help to deepen and enliven your connection with the Divine. Then, you will express your discoveries through art by creating your own personal portable altar.
April 22, 9:30AM-4:30PM
Cost: $130 (includes materials) REGISTRATION DEADLINE APRIL 18

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Apr
24
1:00 pm13:00

Spirituality and the Arts: Art and Nature

Presented by Karen Sjoholm, MA, REACE

The universe unfolds in God, who fills it completely. Hence, there is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop…These words from Pope Francis, who is deeply concerned over our loss of a spiritual relationship with nature, lay the foundation for an inquiry into the numinous life of the world we live in. Practices in silence, sensing, writing, movement and art-making will be the tools used to map our awareness of internal and external landscapes. This course will take place both indoors and in nature.

April 24 & 25, 1-3PM
Cost: $80

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May
2
10:00 am10:00

The Transformative Power of Surrender

Colette Lafia
Opening our heart to the path of surrender is foundational to the spiritual journey. How can the practice and grace of surrender transform us? Participants will learn to look intimately at their lives as the greatest teacher of this often misunderstood spiritual principle through engaging in prayer, art, and contemplative listening. Participants will leave this workshop with confidence that walking the path of surrender—living in acceptance and trust—will deepen their spiritual lives and bring more peace.
May 2, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $80

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Jun
5
Jun 7

Heart Speaks to Heart: the Art of Spiritual Friendship

Presented by Wendy M. Wright, Ph.D.
Our presenter, a scholar in the Salesian tradition and author of fifteen books, including The Essential Spirituality Handbook, will focus on friendship – the form of love some have deemed the most Christian of loves – as a spiritual path. Together we will explore together its history, contours, graces and challenges and its place in contemporary spiritual practice. 
June 5-7, 2017, 10AM-3:30PM
Cost: $295 (tuition only)

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Jun
12
Jun 14

The Intercultural Church and the Arts

Presented by Eduardo Fernandez, SJ, STD

From the very beginning of Christianity, the arts have played a key role in both enabling worship and also serving as a vehicle for translating the Gospel message to diverse cultures.  This workshop explores the various functions of religious art in general, together with some specific examples from various parts of the globe towards a greater appreciation of how these embody the mystery and reveal to us the grandeur of a God who is not only one but three.  Participants will be invited to reflect and share the role of the arts throughout their spiritual journey.
June 12-14, 2017; 10AM-3:30PM
Cost: $295 (tuition only)

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Jun
19
Jun 21

Thresholds to Prayer

Presented by Clare Ronzani and Bruce Lescher, Ph.D
Opening to the holy in prayer happens in ways both unique and universal.  At different times in our lives our prayer forms change and present us with new “thresholds” to a deeper relationship with the Divine.  This week will engage us in ancient and ever-new forms of prayer in the context of our lives and our world.  The process will include some historical background on types of prayer, engaging in practice, and group reflection.  A contemplative approach will open possibilities for prayer through images, nature, scripture, poetry, and silence.
June 19-21, 2017; 10AM-3:30PM
Cost: $295 (tuition only)

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Jun
26
Jun 28

The Passion of the Mystics: A Contemplative Journey

Presented by Mirabai Starr
The mystics of all traditions claim that their love-encounter with the Holy One defies all description and yet their experience of longing and union pours out in the form of ecstatic, luminous and richly descriptive poetry and prose.
     In this workshop, we read short passages from the works of the great Christian mystics, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Francis and Claire of Assisi, and Hildegard of Bingen, as well as Sufi saint, Rabia, Hindu poet, Mirabai, and others, engaging these evocative words as objects of Lectio Divina (sacred reading).
     Then, grounding our encounter with the mystics in our own experience, we respond to writing prompts to access our unique voice and deepen our personal journey.
     Inter-spiritual chanting and simple body practices support and balance our contemplative readings and writing exercises.
June 26-28, 2017; 10AM-3:30PM
Cost: $295 (tuition only)

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Mar
28
10:00 am10:00

Spirituality and the Arts: The Book as Spiritual Vessel

Presented by Karen Sjoholm, MA, REACE
This course explores the book as a receptacle for personal and cultural sacred knowledge. A global perspective is emphasized and serves to introduce a wide variety of devotional book forms and materials that have conveyed spiritual expression throughout history. Included are examples of The Book of Hours by medieval illuminators, poetry by Rilke, and writings by Thomas Merton. Through creative exercises, meditation and writing, participants will translate their personal spiritual energy into the form and content of a devotional book.
March 28, 10AM-noon; 1-3PM
Cost: $80

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Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

Body Praise and Healing

Presented by Joann Heinritz, CSJ
“Health and fitness are better than any gold, / and a robust body than countless riches. / There is no wealth better than health of body, and no gladness above joy of heart.” Ecclesiasticus 30:15-16

This offering will combine insights, practices and meditations designed to integrate spirituality and healing as a whole human being;  body, mind and spirit.   Each session will help us examine negative messages we have received about our body and ways to enhance the self-healing process by:

a) Giving voice to the wisdom of the body through wondrous facts about various   systems of our body 

b) Developing positive practices of imaging our body not by the intellect alone, but by experiencing the wonder of our body

c) Deepening our awareness that we cannot love ourselves fully until we learn to love our body

Saturday, March 25; 10AM-2PM
Cost: $80

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Mar
16
7:00 pm19:00

Aloha Qigong

Presented by Kaleo and Elise Ching

Aloha Qigong is inspired by the spirit and grace of Hawaii. Based on Chinese Medicine, it engages your body’s energy centers and meridians to integrate body, mind, and spirit while harvesting the light of the cosmos, the nurturing of the environment, and the grounding of earth. It cleanses you of toxic influences and nourishes you with fresh, healthy energy to reset your nervous system and promote wellness. It is an embodied prayer of gratitude to the Divine.
March 16, 7-9PM
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$30 Suggested Donation at door. FUNDRAISER:
All proceeds over the instructor fees will be donated to New Camaldoli Hermitage which has been isolated by landslides since a storm destroyed dozens of sections of Highway 1 and badly damaged their entrance road. Hospitality is their primary source of income and the monks have had to cancel all guest reservations for the month of March, and that may continue into April and May, depending on how fast repairs are done.

 

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Mar
15
10:00 am10:00

Journeying Toward an Ecological Spirituality

Presented by Ivan Nicoletto, OSB Cam. 
This course offering will help translate scientific, cosmological data into a theological and spiritual framework and explore the ramifications of the new cosmology for our spiritual journey.
March 15, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $80

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Mar
14
1:00 pm13:00

Science versus Religion: The War That Never Was

Presented by Joshua Moritz, Ph.D.
Many think the relationship between science and religion—especially the Christian religion—has been one of conflict, debate, or even all-out warfare. This common notion, that science and religion have experienced a long history of conflict or warfare is called the conflict thesis by historians of science and religion. This presentation examines the historical roots and social context of the origin of the conflict thesis and then evaluates three historical cases that are often cited in support of the conflict thesis: 1) that Christopher Columbus was persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church for holding that the Earth is a globe and not flat; 2) that the Church hounded, tortured, and imprisoned Galileo Galilei (and Nicolaus Copernicus before him) for suggesting that the sun is the center of the solar system; and 3) that John T. Scopes—the defendant in the famous 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial—was a “martyr for science” who heroically taught evolution and paid the price by being thrown behind bars. Investigation of these three cases will show that the language of warfare falls far short of historical reality. A more accurate understanding of these events reveals a complexity of interactions characterized by both creative tension and constructive dialogue.

March 14,  1-3PM
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Mar
13
10:00 am10:00

Eco-Theology

Presented by Ron Olowin, Ph.D.

Eco-theology focuses on the interrelationships of religion and nature, particularly in light of environmental concerns. It arose in response to the widespread acknowledgment there is an environmental crisis of immense proportion threatening the future of the human race.

March 13, 10AM-3PM, March 14, 10AM-noon
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Mar
7
10:00 am10:00

The Power of Grace, Gratitude, and Generosity

Presented by David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T.
Grace is a God-given resource any of us can access.   Moments of grace usually come to us unexpectedly, not based on merit or effort.  This course will open up ways to recognize the grace that surrounds us: in nature, in our spirituality, in relationships, in ourselves. When we confirm for each other our giftedness and the many ways we have been blessed by God, we are thankful. That gratitude can become a prayerful attitude. When that happens our thanks blossoms into an apostolic intent. It leads to generosity – giving back to others in a variety of ways what we have generously received from God. This course explores the inter-relatedness of these three terms and provides guidance on how to give meaning and purpose to the coming seasons of our lives.  
March 7, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $80

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Mar
2
Mar 16

Moral Explorations of Human Sexuality

Presented by Gerald Coleman, SS, Ph.D
In this course offering we will explore critical concerns in the area of sexuality (e.g., gender assessment, sexual addiction, etc.) in light of anthropological, theological, and pastoral concerns. 
March 2, 9, 16, 10AM-Noon
Cost: $120

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Feb
28
10:00 am10:00

Holiness and Time

Presented by David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T.
Time is blessed and yet, for so many of us, time seems to be a curse, always in short supply.  In the face of insatiable demands, we often feel defeated and depleted. In kairos or holy time we claim time as a gift.  A series of unusual events or a combination of similar happenings may not be mere coincidence.  Synchronicity is the meaningful coincidence or connection of events that can set the course of our life and reveal our present calling. Such events are the fulcrum of psychological change and spiritual awakening.  Then awkward jolts can become graceful transitions, stops can become steps.  We face our destiny rather than fall into fate. 
February 28, 10AM–3PM
Cost: $80

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Feb
27
10:00 am10:00

Spiritualities of Desire 2: Ignatius of Loyola

Presented by Lisa Fullam, D.V.M., Th.D.
You have made us for yourself, Almighty God, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you,” Augustine wrote. Deep in Christian tradition rests the conviction that we are created with a holy thirst for God. In this class we will continue to explore one of the great Christian spiritualities of desire, the spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola. Too often reduced to his legacy of founding the Society of Jesus, Ignatius shaped and shared the foundations of his spirituality as a layman. We will discuss how God has called and is calling us in our own desires. The music of rock musician Melissa Etheridge will provide a soundtrack for our pilgrimage into the spiritualities of desire. This series continues from last fall’s lecture on Julian of Norwich, but you can join us for this session whether or not you attended the first.
February 27, 10AM-3PM

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Feb
22
10:00 am10:00

Matthew’s Passion

Presented by Thomas Bonacci, CP
The Passion motif in the Gospel of Matthew extends throughout the Gospel narrative itself.  We will explore three crucial texts to underscore this insight: Matthew 2: 16-18 – the slaughter of the Innocents, Matthew 8: 14-17 – the Cure of Simon Peter’s Mother-in-Law, and Matthew 27: 19 – the distress of Pilate’s wife.  The Passion of Jesus is, at one and the same time, solidarity with the afflicted and the call for that justice by which the Kingdom of God is realized on Earth in the here and now of our lives.
February 22, 10-noon, 1-3PM
Cost: $80

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Feb
15
10:00 am10:00

Culture-Sensitive Ministries

Presented by Eduardo C. Fernández, S.J., STD

Providing tools to aid the contemporary minister in intercultural sensitivity, this interactive workshop  is based  on the premise that being aware of our own culture as well as that of another’s will ultimately bring greater understanding and cooperation among people.  Both individuals and groups can appropriate this model into their church work and ministry in a productive way that attempts to overcome cultural misunderstandings and misconceptions.
February 15, 10-noon, 1-3PM
Cost: $80

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Feb
14
Feb 21

Self-Compassion; Self Care

Presented by David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T.
The demands of work, ministry, and life can be daunting and exhausting.  Sometimes our giving of ourselves to others begins to take its toll.  In order to maintain the energy and effectiveness of our work and ministry, we need to pay more attention to how we care for ourselves so that we can maintain our resilience and avoid possible burnout.  This two-part course will explore self-care strategies including spirituality, exercise, nutrition, and spending time with friends and family.  
February 14, 21 10AM-3PM
Cost: $160

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Feb
13
10:00 am10:00

Sexuality and Spirituality in the 21st Century

Presented by Bede Healey, OSB Cam, Ph.D.

How are we to understand our sexuality and ourselves as sexual beings in today’s church? How do the growing insights from the human sciences regarding human development, and in particular sexual development, assist us in our spiritual growth? Although often seen as being at odds with each other, sexuality and spirituality are integral aspects of who we are and who we are to become. This is true whatever our life path is - single, married, widowed, divorced, or living the vowed life. This workshop will explore these issues, highlighting the embodied nature of both spirituality and sexuality.
February 13, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $80

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Feb
6
Feb 7

Dreams

Presented by Bernard LoCoCo, FSC
This session suggests that the psyche calls one to wholeness and holiness through the use of dreams. Topics discussed will be “Assumptions about Dreams”, “Ways of Remembering Dreams”, “How to Conceptualize Dreams,” and “A Method of Dream Analysis.”  Participants will have the opportunity to analyze dreams in large and small groups.
February 6, 7, 10-Noon
Cost: $80

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Jan
30
Jan 31

Living Contemplatively

Presented by Michael Fish, OSB Cam
With an emphasis on finding one’s true, authentic self in God, this two-part course offering challenges one to uncover personal masks and look at life from a new perspective.  (Please bring a pillow and blanket with you.)
January 30, 31, 10:00AM-3:00PM
Cost: $160

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Dec
5
10:00 am10:00

Incarnation in Scripture

Presented by Tom Bonacci, CP
A biblical investigation of the doctrine and idea of the Incarnation implies the Scripture has something to say about this most fundamental dogma of Christianity. The texts are disputed. Our exploration of Incarnation will probe the first four-hundred years of Christian development during which the Creed and the central idea of Incarnation emerged. Our study will uncover the richness of the biblical traditions that influenced this development. Finally, we will consider the relevancy of such a discussion for our time. Indeed, Incarnation has the whole world in his hands.
December 5, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $80

Nov
30
10:00 am10:00

Saved by Beauty

Presented by Mickey McGrath, OSFS
Dorothy Day believed that the world will be saved by beauty. It brings hope and the promise of social justice. Explore her spirituality and her revolutionary impact on the modern church- alongside St. Francis de Sales- in this presentation based on Bro. Mickey’s book, Saved by Beauty, which won two first place Catholic publishing awards in 2013.
November 30, 10-noon
Cost: $40

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Nov
29
10:00 am10:00

The Transformative Power of Surrender

Colette Lafia
Opening our heart to the path of surrender is foundational to the spiritual journey. How can the practice and grace of surrender transform us? Participants will learn to look intimately at their lives as the greatest teacher of this often misunderstood spiritual principle through engaging in prayer, art, and contemplative listening. Participants will leave this workshop with confidence that walking the path of surrender—living in acceptance and trust—will deepen their spiritual lives and bring more peace.
November 29, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $80

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Nov
28
10:00 am10:00

Creativity and Consciousness

Presented by Karen Sjoholm, MA, REACE

This course explores the impact that myth, psychology, spirituality, and culture have on the embodiment of the individual creative process. The focus of the class centers on how archetypal energies of creation mythology are mirrored in personal creative practice. A variety of modalities are explored including visual arts, movement, and writing practices. Experiential creative exercises will offer a deepening experience of this primal and powerful vitality.
November 28, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $80

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Nov
22
10:00 am10:00

Shadow Work; Shadow Dance

Presented by David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T.
Our “shadow” is the collection of negative or undesirable traits we keep hidden—the things we don’t like about ourselves or are afraid to admit. But it also includes our positive, untapped potential—qualities we may admire in others but disavow in ourselves. Befriending the shadow makes fear an ally and enables us to live more authentically. This course makes the shadow concept not only easy to understand, but supremely practical for enhancing the quality of our lives.
November 22, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $80

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Nov
21
1:00 pm13:00

Sex in 3-D: Toward a Virtue Ethics of Sexuality

Presented by Lisa Fullam, DVM, Th.D.
In much of Christian tradition concerning sex, we have understood sex to mean sex acts, and we have tended to consider them objectively, not subjectively—in other words, impersonally or externally, not personally or in terms of the internal dynamisms of the person as a whole. In other words, discussions of sexual topics have forgotten that sex is connected to sexuality, a resonant aspect of our humanity. Further, we’ve tended to regard sex with suspicion, resulting in a sexual ethics that can be summed up in a list of “don’ts.” What about the “Do’s”?
     The revival of Christian virtue ethics reminds us that the core questions of morality are not about particular acts, but about the kind of character we cultivate in ourselves and for our communities. Looked at this way, questions about sexual ethics are no longer centered on the nature of the act, but on whether the values we espouse lead us to human flourishing and more faithful discipleship of Jesus. In other words: how are our sexual lives making us better people?
November 21, 1-3PM
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Nov
19
3:00 pm15:00

The Church is a Multi-Colored Garden: Multicultural Images of God

Presented by Mickey McGrath, OSFS
Through Br. Mickey’s art and stories, this presentation celebrates the colorful and cultural diversity of the church.  From the history of the Black Madonnas to St. Kateri Tekakwitha, to saints and heroes in modern times, we will take a look at Pope Francis’s call for “unity in the midst of diversity.”   The presentation will be followed by a Eucharistic liturgy and reception.  If you would like, please bring a sacred image from your own cultural background to share as well as a dish (a cherished recipe from your familial and cultural origins) for the reception. 
November 19, 3-5PM, followed by Mass and Reception
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Nov
15
10:00 am10:00

Coming Home to Who You Are

Presented by David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T.
We already possess everything we need to have satisfying relationships and a happy, fulfilling life; we can learn how to bring forth our love and natural wisdom—which includes our innate kindness, understanding, and courage. We can appreciate our true self and remain aware of how our entitled ego sometimes gets in the way. We can form a healthy ego, a self-esteem that makes us more loving and wiser too.  This course focuses on appreciating our true self and nurturing the best in ourselves and our relationships.
November 15, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $80

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Nov
7
Dec 5

Life to the Full: Discerning What’s Next in My Life, Ministry, or Career

Presented by James Briggs
This course will help participants to discern their future direction.  It includes: identifying individual gifts, talents, and charisms; clarifying the purpose to which one feels called to put their giftedness and the work setting where one can be happiest and most productive;  learning the most effective ways of communicating one’s goals to those with responsibility for hiring or assignment decisions
November 7, 21, 28, December 5, 7-9PM
Cost: $120

 

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Nov
7
Nov 9

Growing in Compassion in a Violent World

Presented by Michael Crosby, OFM Cap. 
This course offering posits that the goal of the spiritual life is developing a heart that is moved by compassion and, ultimately, the quality of our relationship with God and with others. Both positive and negative ways of relating are explored in depth in order to reach greater self-awareness about how we relate and how we can build on the original goodness and self-worth given to us by God.
November 7-8, 10AM–3PM; November 9, 10AM–Noon
Cost: $200

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Nov
3
7:00 pm19:00

The Unitive Aspects of Sexuality and Beauty

Presented by Bede Healey, OSB Cam, Ph.D.
The many dichotomies and splits we hear about these days in our culture may seem practical as we work to develop a more useful understanding of our society and world. Ultimately, however, it fosters fragmentation, perhaps no more clearly than around sexuality and beauty.  We live in a Divided Land, and this is (not so) slowly undoing our essential personhood. It is also undoing our capacity for deep relationships with God, ourselves, others, and all creation. We will explore this situation specifically from the perspective of sexuality and beauty.  Utilizing the insights of the deep traditions of spirituality and psychology, we will investigate how a holistic perspective of these topics can facilitate our personal interpersonal, and global unity.
November 3, 7-9PM,
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Nov
3
Nov 17

Conscience and Consciousness: Issues in Moral Theology

Presented by Gerald Coleman, SS
This three-part course offering introduces the development of a well-formed conscience from a psychological perspective as well as from Catholic tradition. It further explores how to make an informed judgment of conscience. Within this context, beginning of life and end of life issues are discussed, along with pastoral considerations related to these issues.
November 3, 10,17, 10AM–Noon
Cost: $120

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Oct
31
Nov 2

Listen Here! Look See!: The Disciplines of Contemplative Listening and Seeing

Presented by Joshua Moritz, Ph.D.
Many think the relationship between science and religion—especially the Christian religion—has been one of conflict, debate, or even all-out warfare. This common notion, that science and religion have experienced a long history of conflict or warfare is called the conflict thesis by historians of science and religion. This presentation examines the historical roots and social context of the origin of the conflict thesis and then evaluates three historical cases that are often cited in support of the conflict thesis: 1) that Christopher Columbus was persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church for holding that the Earth is a globe and not flat; 2) that the Church hounded, tortured, and imprisoned Galileo Galilei (and Nicolaus Copernicus before him) for suggesting that the sun is the center of the solar system; and 3) that John T. Scopes—the defendant in the famous 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial—was a “martyr for science” who heroically taught evolution and paid the price by being thrown behind bars. Investigation of these three cases will show that the language of warfare falls far short of historical reality. A more accurate understanding of these events reveals a complexity of interactions characterized by both creative tension and constructive dialogue.

March 14,  1-3PM
$40

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Studying the Scriptures for Conversion: A Workshop in Christian Base Communities

Presented by Megan McKenna, Ph.D.
The emergence of small Christian communities worldwide, has been a catalyst for experiencing Church as community, using the study of the Scriptures for personal and communal conversion, and holding one another accountable to become Good News to the Poor.  We will share this experience and how it operates, using the Scriptures from the Lectionary for this weekend—and how it can be used in RCIA and small base communities.
October 28, 7PM-9:30PM, October 29, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $130

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