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2014 Programs

Taize Prayer

Every third Friday of the month

Taize Prayer is an ecumenical service, open to all faiths. This prayer and song around the cross is held in the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Chapel every third Friday of each month from 8 to 9 p.m.

For more information, contact Sister Marcia Krause, OP, at 510-502-5797.

Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose
43326 Mission Blvd
Fremont CA 94539
www.msjdominicans.org

Summer Organ Concerts at Sinsinawa Mound

Through August 27, 2014

7 p.m. in Queen of the Rosary Chapel

Free and open to the public. Guest musicians from around the country and beyond play the Casavant pipe organ, opus 2847.

The remainder of the schedule is as follows:

  • July 16: Jay Peterson, Chicago
  • July 23: Sister M. Arnold Staudt, OSF, Dubuque, Iowa
  • July 30: No concert
  • Aug. 6: Diana Sherry and the Concordance Ensemble (Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa)
  • Aug. 13: Joan DeVee Dixon, Minneapolis, and Alice Fiedlerova, Czech Republic
  • Aug. 20: Karen Black, Waverly, Iowa
  • Aug. 27: Stephen Steely, Moline, Ill.

For more information, call 608-748-4411 or visit www.sinsinawa.org. Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque, Iowa.

Sinsinawa Dominican Heritage Exhibit

Through August 8, 2014

Sinsinawa Art Gallery presents the Ninth Annual Sinsinawa Dominican Heritage Exhibit June 7–Aug. 8. This exhibit annually features art work by Sinsinawa Dominican Sister artists, as well as various works from the Motherhouse Collection. In addition, this summer’s show will feature delightful interpretations of the life of Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP, created by first, second, and third graders from Blessed Sacrament School in Madison, Wisconsin.

For information, contact Sister Priscilla Wood, OP, at 608-748-4411, ext. 473, or visit www.sinsinawa.org. The art gallery is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque, Iowa.

What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? Dialogue between Philosophy and Theology in the 21st Century

July 16–20, 2014

The Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus (Western) and its center of studies, the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT) in Berkeley, California, will host a colloquium to discuss the intersection of philosophy and theology, titled: “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? Dialogue between Philosophy and Theology in the 21st Century.” The event will gather scholars from academia and from the Dominican Order throughout the world. Philosophers and theologians will explore the theological implications of current work in philosophy, as well as philosophical questions that arise in theology today. This is to be the first of a triennial series on the intersection between philosophy and theology.

Plenary session presenters include John Searle from the University of California at Berkeley and Michael Dodds, OP, from the DSPT, as well as many others from around the world, including Edward Feser (Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California), Alfred Freddoso, University of Notre Dame), John O’Callaghan (University of Notre Dame), Michal Paluch, OP (Dominican House of Studies, Krakow, Poland), Robert Sokolowski (Catholic University of America), and Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma).

Details, including a call for papers and registration information, may be found at www.dspt.edu/conversation2014.

Men’s Emmaus Retreat

July 18–20, 2014

5 p.m. Friday to 6:30 p.m. Sunday

Put aside the “hustle and bustle” of daily life and attend the upcoming men’s Emmaus retreat. This retreat, based on the scripture passage “The Road to Emmaus” (Luke 24: 13-35), is an uplifting experience that has a profound effect on men’s lives. Please pray on this opportunity. Something special definitely awaits you at Rosaryville!

Sponsored by St. Dominic Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana. For more information, contact Norm Madere 504-481-0411 or Tom Ginther 504-416-7617.

Rosaryville Spirit Life Center
39003 Rosaryville Road
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
225-294-5039
www.rosaryvillela.com

Contemplative Retreat for Women

July 20–25, 2014

3:30 p.m. Sunday to 1 p.m. Friday

Our yearning for wholeness is at the heart of the Universe. It is the source of the mystical life, the call to holiness. This insight of visionaries such as Teilhard de Chardin is explored by Ilia Delio. Her book, The Unbearable Wholeness of Being, will be a resource for the team. Come join us for a contemplative retreat honoring our wholeness within the heart of the Universe. Spiritual direction, prayer/ritual, optional T’ai Chi and yoga are included each day.

Directors: Judy Chiodo, OSF; Claudia Greco; Paula Hirschboeck; Gail Ross; and Linda Wieser, OSF

Cost: $445 includes $50 non-refundable deposit, accommodations and meals

Siena Retreat Center
5637 Erie St.
Racine WI 53402
262-898-2590, e-mail:
retreats@racinedominicans.org
www.SienaRetreatCenter.org

Dominican Institute for the Arts Summer Gathering: Art & Spirituality

July 23–26, 2014

Dr. Frances Belmonte, an Emerita Professor on the Graduate Faculty at Loyola University in Chicago, will set the tone for this summer’s DIA gathering July 23–26 at Weber Center in Adrian, Michigan. She will give a keynote presentation and lead group activities on the theme “Spirituality and the Arts.” Other events and workshops include Spirituality in Movement, Multimedia Card Designs, How to Create a Digital Newsletter, Drum Studio, Tour of PermaCulture, and a look at original artwork in Holy Rosary Chapel that was uncovered during recent renovation.

Download registration packet

For more information about the Dominican Institute for the Arts, visit their web site

Discern Consecrated Life with Mission San Jose Dominicans

July 25–31, 2014

Who: Young women college-age to 35 interested in participating in discerning their call to religious life and who desire to give themselves to mission outreach.

What: Join us as we explore how mission begins at home but extends to the ends of the Earth. This experience is designed for those who wish to learn more about our Mission San Jose Dominican life and charism, and increase their awareness of their baptismal call to mission and to pass that mission on to others.

Where: Participants will stay in a northern California convent setting and travel three days on BART to St. Anthony’s Foundation to encounter God in the poor, elderly and homeless who struggle to survive in the Tenderloin area of San Francisco.

Dates: Friday, July 25, dinner to Thursday, July 31, lunch

Cost: $200 donation (partial scholarships are available)

For more information call Sister Marcia Krause, OP, 510 502-5797 or email sistermarci@gmail.com

Download flyer (PDF)

Directed Retreat

July 27–August 3, 2014

5 p.m. Sunday to 11 a.m. Sunday

Directors: Francis Gargani, CSsR and team members Dianne Carlson, RSM; Mary Kay Flannery, SSJ; Justine Lyons, RSCJ; Beverly Musgrave, Ph.D.; et. al.

Fee: $525–$550 (as you are able)

Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center
299 North Highland Ave
Ossining NY 10562
914-941-4455
www.mariandale.org

Opening To Our Deeper Truths: Soul Painting With the Mystics

July 28–August 1, 2014

9 a.m. Monday to 1 p.m. Friday

Come spend some days reflecting on the lives and writings of four mystic women: Teresa of Avila, Hildegard of Bingen, Clare of Assisi and Mechtild of Magdeberg. Make the retreat your own. Optional opportunities offered include: morning and evening group reflections on the mystic of the day, spiritual direction, painting (art supplies will be available), and prayer or Eucharist with the Dominican community. Bring your open heart and comfortable clothes. Relax by the waters of Lake Michigan to revive your soul.

Pat Shutts has a BA in Theology and an MA in Pastoral Studies, and received certification in spiritual guidance from Creighton University and bereavement ministry from the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois. Pat brings her gift of compassionate listening and openness to the Spirit, and companions seekers as they acknowledge and discover God's presence in all of life's journey. Pat is a lay covenant member of the Wheaton Franciscans.

Cost: $395, includes $50 non-refundable deposit, accommodations and meals

Siena Retreat Center
5637 Erie St.
Racine WI 53402
262-898-2590, e-mail:
retreats@racinedominicans.org
www.SienaRetreatCenter.org

Private Directed Retreats

July 28–August 1, 2014

2 p.m. Monday to 1 p.m. Friday

This retreat will provide time and space for solitude, personal prayer, and participation in campus liturgy. Each participant will meet daily with a spiritual director.

Retreat Directors

Mary Pat Dewey, OP, a Dominican Sister of Adrian, holds a master’s degree in theology from Catholic Theological Union and a certificate in spiritual direction. She leads preached and directed retreats and is an experienced spiritual director.

Joan Ebbitt, LMSW, is a spiritual director and licensed clinical social worker. She specializes in ministering to religious, clergy, and others in their quest to experience the divine. Joan walks with directees, providing support, gentle challenges, and encouragement as they encounter the mystery of our universe.

Therese Haggerty, OP, is a Dominican Sister of Adrian. Her career has ranged from teacher to child care worker, guidance counselor to hospital chaplain. Therese, a certified spiritual director, has conducted directed retreats for many years.

Trudy McSorley is an associate of the Dominican Sisters of Adrian who is committed to the Dominican charism. Through her personal prayer and contemplation seeks to be a listener, supporter, and one who encourages others on their journey to the Holy.

Janene Ternes received her training and was commissioned as a Spiritual Director through the Ignation Spiritual Direction Program. She is currently a supervisor and companion for the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Janene is also the founder of Prayer in Motion, LLC, a ministry that opens hearts to God through prayer using music, movement, and guided meditation.

Cost: $375 overnight guest, $250 commuter. Deposit: $25

Register online

Weber Center
1257 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, Michigan 49221-1793
517-266-4000
webercenter@adriandominicans.org

Finding a Living Faith; Revisiting the Creed

August 3–8, 2014

What does it mean to “believe,” to have “faith” in something or someone? What do we really believe about what we claim to believe in our recitation of the creed? Is it possible to find meaning and relevance for our lives today in statements of belief formulated centuries ago? Come re-examine your faith within a cosmic world-view on this silent guided/preached retreat with Dominican Sister of Hope, Mary Schneiders. Using the Apostles’ Creed and the insights of contemporary theologians as our framework, we will explore our fundamental Christian beliefs in the context of our discipleship in today’s world.

Presenter: Mary Schneiders, OP

Fee: $400–$450 (as you are able)

Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center
299 North Highland Ave
Ossining NY 10562
914-941-4455
www.mariandale.org

Jesus, A Pathway to God

August 4–6, 2014

3 p.m. Monday to 1 p.m. Wednesday

Join us for three days of study and reflection in order to deepen one’s own understanding and experience of the person of Jesus. How will new ways of perceiving Jesus affect our lives in a global world?

Rosemarie Kieffer, OP, a Dominican Sister of Adrian, is a Spiritual Director and Pastoral Minister. For six years she was part of a retreat team, preaching every weekend. She has been involved in retreats for sisters, both directed and preached. Rosemarie was the pastoral associate in a parish without a full time priest in Detroit. “Walking with people who are seeking God in a new way is most energizing and life giving.”

Anneliese Sinnott, OP is a Dominican Sister of Adrian. For 20 years she taught in the Pastoral Ministry Program at Marygrove College and is a Professor of Systematic Theology at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan.

Cost: Single Occupancy: $325; Double Occupancy: $225; Commuter: $125. Deposit: $25

Register online

Weber Center
1257 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, Michigan 49221-1793
517-266-4000
webercenter@adriandominicans.org

Secular Sanctity: Contemplative Living in a Chaotic Culture

August 7, 2014

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

In the midst of our Secular world with its emphasis on material success, competition, and rugged individualism, God’s Spirit calls us to a life rooted in Gospel values. This program, drawing on the riches of the church’s contemplative tradition, offers practical, time-honored counsel for soulful living in our mechanized and technology-driven society.

Rev. Donald Cozzens is a writer in residence and adjunct professor of theology at John Carroll University. A priest of the diocese of Cleveland, he has served as vicar for clergy and as president-rector of Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology. A noted commentator on Catholic issues, he has authored numerous award-winning books, most recently, “Notes from the Underground: The Spiritual Journal of a Secular Priest” (Orbis Books, 2013).

Cost: $40 includes lunch ($25 if participating in Aug. 4–6, 2014 program “Jesus, A Pathway to God”). Deposit: $10

Register online

Weber Center
1257 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, Michigan 49221-1793
517-266-4000
webercenter@adriandominicans.org

The Heart Cave: Deepening the Journey Within

August 11–16, 2014

This silent guided retreat will explore the movement of prayer as the ongoing and deepening journey within ‘the heart cave’ some of us may be familiar with… that inner space where God listens, responds, graces, and transforms… all of this moving us to be of service to the world. New presentations will explore some of the following ‘chambers of the heart’: the hungering/wounded/sacred/aging/
striving/embracing… “hearts within.” Films, poetry, stories, prayer suggestions will expand our understanding of the cave of the heart, taking us more deeply into the heart of God All are welcome and encouraged to bring a notebook or journal and a Bible.

Presenter: Michael Laratonda, FMS

Fee: $425–$450 (as you are able)

Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center
299 North Highland Ave
Ossining NY 10562
914-941-4455
www.mariandale.org

Women's Ignatian Retreat: Patti Clement

August 14–17, 2014

Join us for a weekend of reflection, rediscovery, and refreshment focused on the Ignatian Exercises. The spiritual exercises are a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people deepen their relationship with God.

Patti Clement is a parishioner of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has a master’s degree in ministry from Creighton University, directs retreats and offers spiritual direction, and works professionally as a business consultant. In October 2011, she completed an Ignatian Pilgrimage to Spain and Rome as part of Creighton University’s Ministerial Internship. learn more about Patti at http://patticlement.wordpress.com

Cost: $200 double shared room or $230 single private room

Rosaryville Spirit Life Center
39003 Rosaryville Road
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
225-294-5039
www.rosaryvillela.com

Zentangle

August 16, 2014

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join Joyce Block and Don McCollum, certified Zentangle instructors, and learn this unique art of drawing repetitive patterns as a way of meditation. The designs develop into beautiful pieces of art. Learn to focus, relax your mind, and boost your creative confidence. Zentangle’s nonverbal language of patterns and proportions can open doors to insights that before seemed locked. Enter a state of relaxed focus in which intuitive insights flow freely. Block and McCollum are retired educators and lifelong learners.

Fee: $60 (includes supplies). Registration deadline: Aug. 8.

For more information, call 608-748-4411 or visit www.sinsinawa.org. Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque, Iowa.

Days of Contemplative Prayer:
Meditation and Mindfulness Practice

Four-part series: August 16, September 20, November 8, December 6, 2014

Come to one, two, or all!
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

August 16: Session 1
“The heart of a meditation practice is to pass beyond the limits of the rational consciousness and awaken to the inner life of the Spirit, that is to the indwelling presence of God.” —Bede Griffiths, OSB

Contemplative prayer is the direct experience of the One Sacred Presence: God. It is also the experience of a deeper consciousness in which the soul experiences its own center and the call to living deeply its true life.

During our time together, we will learn an awareness meditation practice and mindfulness practices that can be helpful as we live our daily lives. We will also share guidelines for a practice, conversation about our meditation prayer, and our experience of God, the Holy One, the Beloved.

September 20: Session 2
“Contemplation, awareness meditation and mindfulness isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and becoming something better. It's about befriending who we already are.” —Pema Chodron

Contemplative prayer invites us, not to talk about God, but to taste God! Meditation and mindfulness practices draw us into the stillness… the silence there within the cave of the heart. We will reflect on our practice of meditation, and our experiences of God, the Holy One, the Beloved. Through our reflection we nourish our souls, strengthen our communal contemplative life of prayer, and deepen our commitment to live lives of love and compassion. We will continue to share and strengthen our practice providing time for questions and comments.

November 8: Session 3
“Within each of us there is a silence, a silence as vast as the universe. When we experience that silence, we remember who we are, creatures of the stars, created from time and space, created from silence.” —Gunilla Norris

Meditation and mindfulness practice helps us look at life with open and receptive awareness. They are the essence of the contemplative path and key to transforming our lives and the present moment. Without cultivating this way of living contemplatively, we cannot see the world clearly and often get lost in the wandering of our minds. As our minds come into the stillness, as our breath draws us into the present moment, we awaken to our basic goodness and a living Divine Presence. We will continue to share and strengthen our practice providing time for questions and comments.

December 6: Session 4
“The widest possibilities for spiritual growth lie in the give-and-take of everyday relationships. Nothing can be more important than being able to choose the way we think.” —Easwaran

A moment of meditation and mindfulness is always a moment of freedom. We can have the courage to make choices that result in a positive difference for ourselves and others. As we pay attention to our experience in meditation and contemplation, with no judgment or rejection, we strengthen a sense of well-being of acceptance. We remind ourselves that meditation is simply a matter of taking our seat, showing up for sitting practice in a consistent way, and opening up to the silence and stillness within. We will continue to share and strengthen our practice providing time for questions and comments.

Presenter: Esther Kennedy, OP, MSW, is a spiritual director and clinical social worker. Esther's own search for the sacred drew her to spend time in India and Indonesia. She is nourished by the interplay of the sacred teachings of Eastern and Western traditions.

Fee per session: $35 (includes lunch)
All four sessions: $100
Deposit: $25

Register online

Weber Center
1257 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, Michigan 49221-1793
517-266-4000
webercenter@adriandominicans.org

Christians Evolving Faithfully as the Universe

August 17–22, 2014

6 p.m. Sunday to 11 a.m. Friday

“The heart of the Christian tradition has to do with a God who gives God’s self to us in Christ and the Spirit. It is a message of redemption and hope that is always to be proclaimed in new ways in new times.” —Dennis Edwards

“God is in evolution because God is the evolver, and God desires to be born anew.” —Ilia Delio

This semi-silent retreat is for those who desire to understand and prayerfully experience our central Christian doctrines in a new and deeper way. Participants will become aware of re-interpretations of Christian tradition in light of our evolving cosmology, theology and ecological issues. We will focus on the themes of Trinity, Incarnation, Redemption and Resurrection. Each day will include a presentation on one theme, optional short readings and prayer practices; personal time for contemplation, swimming, walking and a faith sharing group.

Presenters: Carol DeAngelo, SC and Nancy Erts, OP

Special price: $325–$350 (as you are able)

Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center
299 North Highland Ave
Ossining NY 10562
914-941-4455
www.mariandale.org

Surrendering to Grief

September 20–21, 2014

“Time heals all wounds” is a myth, an illusion at best. Healing doesn’t wait on time; healing waits on our “welcome,” our intention, our leaning. Therein dwells the challenging grief-work of surrender, acceptance and integration. Drawing on Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s eight critical choices for the bereaved, we’ll contemplate our: unique journey of grief, style of mourning, intention to heal, disposition to reach out, desire to be reconciled, approach to surrender, and willingness to be transformed. The choices we make and the healing work we do will help determine who we become and how we will fully live again: anew.

Presenters: Pete Reinl and Melissa Minkley

Cost: $135 (includes $40 non-refundable deposit, accommodations, and meals)

Siena Retreat Center
5637 Erie St.
Racine WI 53402
262-898-2590, e-mail:
retreats@racinedominicans.org
www.SienaRetreatCenter.org

Autumn Equinox

September 21, 2014

Sunday, 3–4:30 p.m.

All that has flowered and grown through summer is now stored for the coming months. We enter a great harvest and season of completion. The season of colorful leaves, Autumn, is a time of thanksgiving.

Gather with others to say thank you to Earth, matter itself alive with spirit, for her abundance and beauty. We also acknowledge our need for healing and forgiveness for the disregard and plundering that She and all beings on the planet suffer from our ways and decisions.

Bring a friend and a treat to share.

Facilitators: Maureen Fenlon, OP; Esther Kennedy, OP; Sue Schreiber, OP

Donations appreciated, registration requested.

Register online

Weber Center
1257 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, Michigan 49221-1793
517-266-4000
webercenter@adriandominicans.org

Today's Mystics

September 24, 2014

Wednesday, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Mystics are lovers of God, the Center of their lives, who gives meaning and direction to their journey. Come to awaken the mystic in you through the lives and inspiration of some 20th century mystics.

Arlene Kosmatka, OP, is a Dominican Sister of Adrian who does spiritual direction and facilitates spirituality groups in English and Spanish. For her master’s thesis, she addressed the question posed by Karl Rahner, SJ: “Is everyone called to be a mystic?” Since that time, 20th century mystics and mysticism have become her passion.

Cost: $35 (includes lunch)
Deposit: $10

Register online

Weber Center
1257 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, Michigan 49221-1793
517-266-4000
webercenter@adriandominicans.org

Ecological Awareness: The Christian Challenge

October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014

Mondays, 6:30–8 p.m.

A mini-series of four sessions will ground this challenge in the spirituality of Jesus and present contemporary connections between social justice, care of creation, and climate change. Videos, PowerPoint presentations, and short times for reflection, discussion, and questions will be included. “Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love” by Elizabeth Johnson is suggested reading for those who wish, but is not required.

Patricia Benson, OP, PhD, a Dominican Sister of Adrian, is currently working for Voices for Earth Justice, giving presentations connecting care for creation and faith in the Metro-Detroit area. She has designed and directed an ecumenical spiritual direction internship program at the Benedictine Center in Beech Grove, Indiana, in conjunction with Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. Patricia holds a PhD in theology focused on Christian spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

Cost: $40 for the series
Deposit: $10
Registration deadline: Oct. 1

Register online

Weber Center
1257 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, Michigan 49221-1793
517-266-4000
webercenter@adriandominicans.org

Taize Prayer Service

First Monday of the month starting Oct. 6, 2014

7 p.m.

Rosaryville invites you to join us in an evening of Contemplative Prayer in the style of Taize. This is a simple and meditative worship which promotes serenity in all who take part in it. The prayer consists of music, scripture readings, and reflection. The candlelight service, beginning and ending in silence, fosters the participation of all present by focusing and deepening faith through the power of prayer. All are welcome.

Rosaryville Spirit Life Center
39003 Rosaryville Road
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
225-294-5039
www.rosaryvillela.com

Write from the Source

October 10–12, 2014

A weekend of creative play in the calligraphic arts facilitated by LaVerne Parfait

This weekend is focused on calligraphy, an ancient art using writing and letterforms as artistic expression. Come join members of the New Orleans Lettering Arts Association for a weekend of creative play. An open format will allow experienced letter lovers the opportunity to work and study while newcomers can be introduced to tools, techniques and materials and be mentored into their calligraphic journey. Projects will be available for all levels.

LaVerne Parfait, a staff member of Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, has more than 30 years’ experience as a calligrapher and lover of the written word. She is a member of the Association for the Calligraphic Arts, IAMPETH (International Association for Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting) and the New Orleans Lettering Arts Association.

Rosaryville Spirit Life Center
39003 Rosaryville Road
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
225-294-5039
www.rosaryvillela.com

 

Christian Life in Evolution
October 18, 2014
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Evolution and quantum physics have radically changed our understanding of time, space, consciousness, and being itself. In these talks, we will explore how the new science impacts our understanding of God, Jesus Christ, salvation, and the future of human life.

We will engage questions such as:
• How does evolution influence Christian life?
• What does it mean to be a human co-creator in a radically unfinished universe?
• What is salvation in an unfinished universe?
• Evolution awakens us to a new vision of Christian life and we will catch a glimpse of this vision for the journey ahead.
Ilia Delio, OSF, is a Franciscan Sister and theologian specializing in the area of science and religion. Her interests include evolution; neuroscience and artificial intelligence; and the importance of these for theology. She is currently Haub Director of Catholic Studies at Georgetown University and visiting professor. She is the author of fifteen books including The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love (Orbis, 2013), and From Teilhard to Omega: Cocreating an Unfinished Universe (Orbis, 2014).

Cost: $45 - includes lunch
Deposit: $10

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

October 27–November 7, 2014

Hosted by: Diane Zerfas, OP and Nancy Brousseau, OP

Walk where Jesus walked, cruise the Sea of Galilee, see Jerash, the Pompeii of the Middle East, Enjoy a day in the Rose Red city of Petra. Visit Nazareth, climb the Mt. of Olives and view the old city of Jerusalem. Walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Visit Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity.

Included in the tour package are round-trip air from Chicago, first-class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, tour director and comprehensive sightseeing. For a full-color brochure, contact Sister Nancy Brousseau at 616-560-4580 or nbrousseau@aol.com, or Sister Diane Zerfas at 616-514-3108 or dzerfas@dominicancenter.com.

Cost: $3,999 per person. You may request a brochure and get your deposit in soon to assure your place on this pilgrimage.

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Dominican Center at Marywood
2025 Fulton Street East
Grand Rapids MI 49503-3895
616-514-3325