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Spirituality

Telesis Classes Spring/Summer 2014

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

"Armchair Pilgimage" to the Land of the Scriptures

Benedictine Spirituality: Listening and Responding to God

Seeds of Summer: A Day of Spiritual Reflection for Women

The Spirituality of the Universe Story

 

 

 

THE SPIRITUALITY OF THE UNIVERSE STORY
Monday, April 28

Each day we hear of new information about the origins and nature of the universe, and the “New Cosmology”.  These new understandings turn our former ideas about the nature of everything (including God!) upside down.   Come and be inspired and challenged to make new connections between the Universe Story and spirituality.

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

TFT-250-01
6:30 – 9:00 p.m./$36
Note:
This class qualifies for the following religious clock hours: Theology: Intermediate 2.5, Advanced 2.5; Maintenance: Intermediate 2.5, Advanced 2.5.


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SEEDS OF SUMMER: SEASON OF POSSIBILITY
A Day of Spiritual Reflection for Women
Friday, June 27

After a long harsh winter, wouldn’t it feel great to spend a summer day that relaxes, inspires and nourishes you heart and soul? The seeds of summer are sown in the earth, which lies fallow during the long months of winter until warmed by the sun and rain. If one has lived through more than just a few decades, all have experienced “winters” of loss, grief, disappointment, chronic illness—you name it. But there are seeds of possibility within you waiting to bloom with the sun and water of grace. As the writer Saint-Exupery said, “What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.”

Come to the quiet ambience of the Polish Cultural Center in Franklin and discover the hidden well within.  Enjoy a day of sharing, creative visualization and meditation. Leave renewed, refreshed and ready to celebrate your own invincible summer.

Instructor/Facilitator:  Charlene Faiola Lettrari, experienced retreat facilitator

TPD-120-01
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m./$69 (includes light lunch and materials)
No cancellations after June 12 unless a substitute is found.


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BENEDICTINE SPIRITUALITY: LISTENING AND RESPONDING TO GOD
Thursday, July 10

For over 1500 years Benedictine spirituality, which finds its basis in the Rule of St. Benedict, has assisted seekers from all walks of life in their search for God. Join in reflecting on how prayerful reading of scripture, the practices of hospitality and gratitude, and finding God in daily work can enrich our spiritual lives in a busy world.

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

TFT-107-01
6:30 – 9:00 p.m./$38
Note:
This class qualifies for the following religious clock hours: Methods/Psychology: Intermediate 2.5, Advanced 2.5; Maintenance: Intermediate 2.5, Advanced 2.5.


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“ARMCHAIR PILGRIMAGE” TO THE LAND OF THE SCRIPTURES
Monday, August 11

We all have mental images of what the land of the scriptures is like, but how accurate are they? This session will explore biblical sites through maps, visual images, archeological records and the scriptures themselves, leading to a greater understanding of biblical places and meanings.

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

TFT-438-01
6:30 – 9:00 p.m./$38
Note:
This class qualifies for the following religious clock hours: Scripture: Basic 2.5, Intermediate 2.5, Advanced 2.5; Maintenance: Basic 2.5, Intermediate 2.5, Advanced 2.5.


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