Listen to Your Life: Lenten Transformation Through Life Transitions*
Carla D’Rozario, M.A.
Thursdays, March 14, 21, 28, April 4
7 to 8:30pm; Banquet Room
Lent is an invitation to listen to our lives. As we attune to the rhythm of each unique season, we’ll see that spiritually we experience the pattern of being securely rooted, painfully disoriented, and surprisingly reoriented (`a la Walter Brueggemann). Life transitions that may disorient us include raising children, changing careers or educational endeavors, moving or experiencing an empty nest, grieving the death of a loved one or the loss of a relationship, and healing from physical or emotional trauma. In a blend of lecture and reflection on Scripture and our own lives, this class will guide us through paying attention and orienting ourselves in the midst of life transitions, patiently allowing our pain to transform us, and moving toward an Easter encounter with the Risen Christ!
Carla D’Rozario received formation in Spiritual Direction and Ignatian spirituality while earning her M.A. in Pastoral Theology from Loyola Marymount University. Carla’s diverse experience as a retreat guide and lay minister encompasses companioning couples, parents, immigrants, and the aging and dying. Her reflective style of presenting engages both the mind and heart.
Cancelled —> Show Us Your Mercy: A Lenten Morning of Reflection has been cancelled.
Susan Reynolds, M.T.S., M.Ed., Ph.D. in Theology
Saturday, March 30
9:45 am to 12:30 pm
NLC Banquet Room
During these times of polarization and division, mercy can seem in short supply. As we journey through Lent, join us for a morning of peaceful and prayerful reflection. Meditating on God’s mercy in the parables of Jesus, participants will examine the healing gift of mercy in their own lives and envision how they might embody God’s mercy to the world.
Susan Reynolds, M.T.S., M.Ed., Ph.D. in Theology and Education at Boston College and is currently an Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a PhD and MTS from Boston College and a MEd and BA from the University of Notre Dame. Her work examines the relationship between theology and culture. She has over a decade of experience in campus, parish, and liturgical music ministry.
Psalms: The School of Prayer*
Katie Dunne Knoefel
March 5 to May 28
12:45 to 2:30 pm
With Psalms: The School of Prayer, The Great Adventure moves from telling the story to making it personal. While the historical books of the bible recount God’s creative and redemptive acts in history, the Psalms reveal Israel’s response to God’s covenant offer and serve as a model for our response to Him. Indeed, one could say that the historical books tell the “outside” of the story of Israel by giving an historical perspective, while the Psalms tell the “inside” story, which comes from the deeply personal perspective of one who is seeking God. Our Communication with God is enhanced by a deeper understanding of the book of Psalms and of the individual psalms that reside in each of our hearts.
Six weeks during Lent,
Jane Brock, M.Div.
Come celebrate the season of Lent through prayer. Register for one of the three sessions offered!
Monday, March 4 to April 8; 9:45 to 11:30 am NLC 132/125
Tuesday, March 5 to April 9; 7 to 8:30 pm NLC 132/125
Friday, March 8 to April 12; 10 to 11:30 am WAXHAW
Though prayer is one of the essentials of a thriving faith, we often feel as if we’re talking to ourselves—or, worse, as if we’re talking to no one at all. How can something so vital to the Faith be so elusive? Now, with the clear teaching and artistry of the Augustine Institute’s Lectio series, Dr. Tim Gray masterfully uses the discipline of Lectio Divina to show you how to make prayer an effective effort of love and intimacy. In six video sessions, Prayer: Finding Intimacy with God captures the secret to opening our hearts and minds to Scripture as the means to hear from God and then respond in conversation, basking in His presence and resolving to live in and through His love.