Monday, January 10, 2011

School of Spiritual Growth

Course 271

Women’s Day of Reflection
The Spiritual Journey of Empowered Women

Virginia Karem Brown, MA

You are invited to slow down after the hustle and bustle of the holidays.  Join with other women for our annual Women’s Day of Reflection.  We will listen to the first person voices of women in Church History, and then we will share our stories of women in our own lives who have been a powerful influence on us and women in Scripture whom we identify as powerful. Then we will share our own stories of recognizing our journeys to become empowered in our daily lives, relationships, and our spiritual and emotional selves.

Offered:     Saturday, January 29, 2011
                    9:30 AM - 4:00 PM in the Undercroft
                    $25 fee includes lunch & is due with   registration.                                 
                    Registration is due by January 20, 2011.
                    Cathedral of the Assumption 502-582-2971

Course 272

Thomas Merton Celebration
Thomas Merton on 'the Prayer of the Heart'

Rev. George Kilcourse
The Cathedral is honored to host the seventeenth annual Thomas Merton Celebration.  This annual event, held in January close to Merton’s birthday, acknowledges and celebrates the life and works of this great contemporary monk.  Each year Fr. Kilcourse writes original material using many quotes from Merton.  Please join us for this enjoyable evening, which ends in singing and sharing birthday cake in honor of Merton. 

Fr. George Kilcourse is a scholar in the fields of Thomas Merton studies, ecumenism, and religion and literature. His latest book is Flannery O’Connor’s Religious Imagination (Paulist Press, 2001), and previous books are Ace of Freedoms: Thomas Merton’s Christ and Double Belonging: Interchurch Families and Christian Unity (1993). He is the former editor of and frequent contributor to The Merton Annual and has written dozens of scholarly articles. Fr. Kilcourse is on the faculty of Bellarmine University.

Offered:                 Monday, January 31, 2011               
                                7-9 PM in the Undercroft 
                                No registration required.
                                Cathedral of the Assumption 502-582-2971

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