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Continuing Education: Spirituality

Telesis Classes Summer 2013

Explore and discuss a variety of spiritual topics.Photograph of the entrance to Alverno College from 39th Street. Used in 2012 Spring Telesis catalog.

The Cosmology and Theology of the Belief in Angels

Gardening for the Soul

Meditation on the "Our Father"

One Bible, Many Interpretations

Relevancy in Midlife & Beyond: A Spiritual Retreat for Women

 

THE COSMOLOGY AND THEOLOGY OF THE BELIEF IN ANGELS
Wednesday, June 26

Belief in Guardian Angels became widespread in the Middle Ages and has remained strong to this day. It is said that an Angel joins us at our birth and remains with us as our companion, guide and protector throughout our life. We will learn about the evolution of belief in Angels and how these were woven together over time into the beliefs we have about Angels today. The focus of this class is on our Guardian Angel and the devotional practices and beliefs that arose out of the Middle Ages. The class will conclude with a guided meditation to meet and deepen your connection with this Being of Living Light. Please feel free to come and share your personal Angel stories, bring along your favorite Angel picture or statue also. We will spend the evening in the company of Angels.

Instructor: Kathryn Rambo, MT-BC Board certified music therapist, OSB Oblate Benedictine Oblate Holy Wisdom Monastery Madison WI, Reiki Master

TPD-236-01
6:30 – 8:00 p.m./$32


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GARDENING FOR THE SOUL
Tuesday, July 30

From ancient Zen gardens and Mary Gardens of the Middle Ages to healing gardens of today, gardens and gardening have been seen as ways of connecting with the Divine. In this session we will explore the idea of gardening for the soul by examining various spiritual garden traditions, elements which you can incorporate into your own garden and praying in a garden setting.

Instructor: Jim Gill, MA, Certified Spiritual Director, SSND Associate, Director of Child Ministry at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waukesha

TFT-526-01
6:30 – 8:30 p.m./$32


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MEDITATION ON THE "OUR FATHER"
Wednesday, June 19

This class is based on the book Setting a Trap for God: The Aramaic Prayer of Jesus by Rocco A. Errico. We will examine how the Our Father can be used to enrich your existing meditation practice and how it can be used in the ancient practice called Lectio Divina. We will learn that, according to Errico, there are eight spiritual attunements within the prayer and how these can strengthen your connection to God.

Instructor: Kathryn Rambo, MT-BC Board certified music therapist, OSB Oblate Benedictine Oblate Holy Wisdom Monastery Madison WI, Reiki Master

TFT-101-01
6:30 – 8:30 p.m./$32


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ONE BIBLE, MANY INTERPRETATIONS
Tuesday, August 20

The Bible is one of the world’s best-selling books and—either as a whole or in part—is the spiritual foundation for Jews, Christians and Muslims. It’s no secret that throughout history and even today there are many ways of interpreting the text. This session will explore the ways that Christians, Jews and Muslims approach the Bible. Special attention will be given to the role of fundamentalism in each tradition.

Instructor: Jim Gill, MA, Certified Spiritual Director, SSND Associate, Director of Child Ministry at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waukesha

TFT-214-01
6:30
– 9:00 p.m./$36
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This class qualifies for the following clock hours: Scripture—Intermediate 1, Advanced 1; Theology—Intermediate 1, Advanced 1; Maintenance—Intermediate 2, Advanced 2.


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RELEVANCY IN MIDLIFE & BEYOND
A Spiritual Retreat for Women
Friday – Sunday, October 25 – 27

Do I still matter? The quick answer is: of course you do! The bigger question is: how do I matter? As more of us are living longer—beyond raising a family, beyond careers, beyond youthful hopes and dreams—the quest for meaning and purpose becomes a major part of our spiritual journey as we try to disquiet the restlessness we feel. Anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medications aren’t the solution for the ache and longing of the soul.

You are invited to spend a weekend of spiritual renewal at the Redemptorist Retreat Center on Crooked Lake in Oconomowoc. Through presentation, meditation, creative visualization, film, discussion and quiet time in nature’s beautiful surroundings, you will explore these questions and gain new insight for your soul’s journey going forward. Take this gift of time for yourself to create space for grace, clear the clutter and reconnect with the divine presence within.

Instructor/Facilitator: Charlene Faiola-Lettrari

TPD-368-01
7:00 p.m. Friday – 11:00 a.m. Sunday /$279
NOTE: Details and directions sent with registration confirmation.


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