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Contemporary Spirituality Series

Offered virtually via Zoom

Whether you are new to the awareness of  life as a spiritual journey or looking to renew or update your life-long spirituality, this new series will assist you in living an adult, aware spiritual life in the world today.

The series will take place on Thursday evenings, 6:30pm—8:00pm, and conclude with a day of reflection on Sunday, May 23, 2021.

Cost of $15 per evening session, $45 for day-long session or $95 for the entire series.

What is Spirituality?
January 21, 2021
facilitated by Jim Gill

According to Irish author Diarmuid O'Murchu we live in a spiritually saturated universe. As a basis for this series we will begin by exploring contemporary definitions of spirituality from a variety of authors for insights into ways of engaging in our search for the sacred presence in our lives.

From this basis we will explore the four paths of Creation Spirituality, which takes a holistic approach that embraces healthy aspects of spiritualities of the past and the present, and aptly serves as a foundation for the future. Facilitated by Jim Gill.

Interspirituality: Exploring World Spiritual Traditions
February 18, 2021
Facilitated by Pat Shutts.

There is a growing practice today of learning from a variety of world’s faith traditions as we shape our spirituality. In this session we will delve into them, their history, approach to the sacred, and the wisdom they offer us. Facilitated by Pat Shutts.

Spirituality and Science Meet
March 18, 2021
Facilitated by Miriam Brown, OP

In what many disciplines are calling “a new moment”, cosmic-quantum-noetic-social sciences are coming together with spirituality in exciting new ways that deepen our wonder, unity, gratitude, and mysticism. Holy Mystery shimmers throughout. Facilitated by Miriam Brown, OP.

Spiritual Practices: Tools for Growing your Spirituality
April 15, 2021
Facilitated by Pat Shutts and Jim Gill

Spiritual practices are a part of all religious traditions providing a rich treasure trove of possibilities to enrich our journeys. This session will explore some of them, including mindfulness, meditation, spiritual guidance (direction), the celtic tradition of soul friends or “anam cara” and a variety of prayer forms. Facilitated by Pat Shutts and Jim Gill.

Holy Pondering: Day of Reflection
Sunday, May 23, 2021
10:00am - 4:00pm

Facilitated by Miriam Brown, OP and Jim Gill

This concluding Day of Reflection will give you the opportunity to recall what has been explored throughout the series and to integrate it for your journey into an ever-deepening experience of the sacred. The mid-day meal is included. Facilitated by Miriam Brown, OP and Jim Gill.

Miriam Brown, OP, a Sinsinawa Dominican, is a spiritual guide, retreat facilitator, presenter on current spirituality themes, and was a team member of the Center’s Spiritual Guidance Training Program for over ten years. She has a master’s degree in Religious Studies from Fordham University and directed an ecumenical organization for 13 years. Miriam has an eye for the Spirit’s movement in the world and flowing by each person’s precious life.

Jim Gill has ministered in parishes in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and taught in continuing education programs at area colleges and seminaries. Jim holds an MA in Spirituality from the Institute in Creation Centered Spirituality at Mundelein College – Chicago.   He is a spiritual guide and an Associate of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

Pat Shutts is a retreat leader, program presenter, and spiritual guide. She has training in bereavement ministry and holds a master’s degree in Pastoral Studies. Pat brings her gifts of creativity, compassionate listening, and trust in the Spirit’s work in all of life.




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Contemporary Spirituality Program- entire series

$15.00 deposit required

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Contemporary Spirituality series- May 23

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