"Mining the Riches of the Christian Tradition: Mysticism in Everyday Life"

27/04/2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
04/05/2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
11/05/2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

"Mining the Riches of the Christian Tradition: Mysticism in Everyday Life"

Three part Lecture Series Tuesday evenings: April 27, May 4, May 11 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Co-sponsored by Loretto Sisters and St. Mike’s Continuing Education
Facilitated by Jeanne Cover, IBVM

Jeanne Cover, IBVM

Christian mystics, as exemplified in the life and work of Mary Ward, attest to the fact that the gift of union with God can be searched for and found, whoever and whatever we are. Mysticism involves sight, the new vision that comes from recognition of the divine in our midst and ex- pressed in the transforming love of God and neighbour. Today, we are called to be prophetic, to adapt the heritage of the past to the needs of a new season.

This three part series will invite participants to become more attentive to their own spiritual journey within the context of the journey and prophetic message of Mary Ward (1585-1645).

  • April 27: "Looking Back" - The message in 1609 - a time of challenge and conflict, internal and external, for Christianity
  • May 4: "Living the Experience" - Meeting the Holy through Contemplation in Action, confronting the problem of unbelief by "holding on to hope with faith."
  • May 11: "Looking Ahead" - The Message Today: Mary Ward's vision for the future. Who are the mystics of today? What do the writings and practice of the mystics have to say to modern seekers of spiritual meaning?

Chabonnel Hall, 81 St. Mary Street, Toronto Cost: $20.00/evening ($50.00 for the series) Reservations: continuinged [dot] stmikes [at] utoronto [dot] ca. 416-926-7254