Upcoming Events at CSE
This comes by way of Jim Barette. His wife Linda is Director of the Center for Theological & Spiritual Development at the College of St. Elizabeth (my alma mater). They run some great programs and they have a couple coming up very soon…
I wanted to give you a heads up to a couple upcoming events taking place at the College of St. Elizabeth under Linda's tutelage. I think you would find them interesting. This message may be redundant to a few of you as I am using my e-mail lists for the St Teresa Bible Study group, Book Discussion and Faith Sharing.
On July 9th (a Sunday) there will be an opening event (free of charge) from 7-9:30 pm in the Mahony Library Octagon on the campus of the College. Speaker will be Adele Gonzalea a Theology Professor from Barry University in Florida who is a national speaker in the areas of spirituality, lay ministry and multiculturism. Her topic is FEAR IS USELESS.
On Saturday, July 15th there will be a "Summer Spirituality Festival" from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (also on Campus of the College of St. Elizabeth. There is a registration fee for this day of $30 (you can register the morning of) and the day includes a morning and afternoon keynote presentation (Reverend Lawrence Boadt in the morning with the topic "The Old Testament is Good News, Too" and Patricia Livingston in the afternoon (1:30 pm) titled "The Good News According to Each of Us.") There will also be a choice of a morning and afternoon workshop from a selection of four workshops. Well known author and speaker Megan McKenna will be one of the presenters. The topics include McKenna on "Dwelling in Mystery," "A Catholic Spirituality for the Dying" by Sr. Pat Parachini, "Keeping in Balance - The 4 Pillars of Christian Spirituality" by Ann Marie Eckert, and "The Spirituality of Taize" by Rev. Masud Ibn Syedullah.
There will also be morning and evening courses for credit or audit conducted Monday through Thursday July 10-13 and a separate set of courses the week of July 17-20. If interested in learning more on these you can either call the college (Linda's Office) 973-290-4300 or go onto their website www.csespirit.org
I have been attending these programs for some time (even predating Linda's involvement) and always find the sessions stimulating and relevant. If you know of others who might be interested, please pass the word.