Spring Spirituality Day
April 29, 2017
8:30-9:10 a.m. — Refreshments
9:15-9:45 a.m. — Welcome and Prayer
9:45-10:45 a.m. — Keynote Speaker: Patricia Livingston, "Turning Toward Joy: Part 1"
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. — "Turning Toward Joy: Part 2"
In the very real struggle of our personal lives, and in the midst of a growing sense of darkness in our world, we are each called with new energy to move toward the light. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin is quoted as saying: "Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God." This Spirituality Day will be in invitation to turn afresh to that Presence. Inspiring and practical, with humor and deeply human stories, we will each be called to turn our hearts to joy.
About our speaker: Patricia Livingston
Patricia Livingston, M.A., a speaker on spirituality, is best known for her touching, story-telling style of illuminating the presence of God in everyday life. She has a unique gift for opening us to the beauty of our own stories with their special truth of God's present love.
In addition to leading workshops, retreats, and seminars throughout the United States and abroad, Pat is an award-winning writer whose work has been featured in Living Faith, Living With Christ, Catholic Digest, Liguorian, and US Catholic. The former associate director of the Center for Continuing Formation in Ministry at the University of Notre Dame, she was awarded the U.S. Catholic Award for furthering the cause of women in the Church. She is the author of several books of Christian spirituality. She is married, a mother and grandmother.
Summer Spirituality Days
Retreat Day with Paul Coutinho, June 20: "Silence in the Soul Echoes the Symphony of the Universe"
This day of reflection will trace a path to the cave at the depth of our being and the source of our Divine essence. Through simple steps we can unleash the “spring of water gushing up to eternal life,” just as Jesus has promised.
8:45 a.m. — Arrival and coffee in the Green Room, 1st floor of Villa Maria Hall, Main Building
9:15 a.m. - noon — Morning session
Noon — Lunch provided in dining room
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. — Afternoon session
Three-day Course with Paul Coutinho, June 21-23: "Spiritual Psychology"
9 a.m. to noon each day in the Blue Room of Villa Maria Hall
This course will explore the interface of religion, spirituality and psychology as exemplified in the practice of psychology, where many of the issues that come to the psychotherapist are existential questions, such as the meaning of life, work and personal relationships.
About our speaker: Paul Coutinho
Paul Coutinho is an internationally recognized Ignatian scholar, author, and speaker who brings an Eastern flavor to Western spirituality. A native of India, he frequently leads retreats, gives spiritual direction, and is active in leading people to an awareness of cultivating peace in their lives and in our world. He is the author of How Big is Your God?, Just as You Are, Sacred Darkness, and An Ignatian Pathway: Experiencing the Mystical Dimension of the Spiritual Exercises.