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Mysticism: "Largeness of Spirit": A Lenten Reflection

 Mysticism “Largeness of Spirit”.

In a dualistic culture, we separate mystics and prophets, the inner life and the outer outreach, our contemplation and action. In a production-oriented, time-conscious culture, we “spend” our time getting things done. We wonder, “how did Jesus manage to be a prophet-in-the-midst and a mystic at the same time?”


In our own world of pressing needs, can we manage to be both?


Today a profound scientific and spiritual consciousness is opening us to a new sense of integration. We begin to see as Jesus saw: wholeness in the graced flow of creation and human energies, inner and outer intertwined, one. Cynthia Bourgeault gave a great naming for this unity in Jesus: “freewheeling largeness of spirit!” We awaken to Mystery that ignites our minds and widens our hearts for mystic-active vocations of love.
Facilitated by Miriam Brown, OP


Wednesday, March 1, 2023
10:00am—2:30pm

Cost of $45 includes the mid-day meal.

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Miriam Brown, OP, a Sinsinawa Dominican, is a spiritual guide, retreat facilitator, and presenter on current spirituality themes. Miriam holds 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 in each person’s precious life.

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