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Virtual - Courage, Questions, and Cosmology: The World and Wisdom of Nicholas Copernicus

Virtual Courage, Questions, and Cosmology: The World and Wisdom of Nicholas Copernicus

German-Polish astronomer Nicholas Copernicus was known for popularizing the scientific understanding that the Earth revolves around the sun as distinct from the reverse, which was the prevailing notion during his day.
What were the questions and moments of courage behind the “Copernican Revolution?”


This day of reflection will open up the European Renaissance world of Nicholas Copernicus, the Islamic contributions that led to his conclusions, and the lasting lessons of re-examining our worldview.
As our cosmology shifts to embrace both the scientific and the spiritual underpinnings of our world, this day of reflection will explore the courage it takes to ask the questions that lead to a new cosmology.


Thursday, February 16, 2023
1:00pm—3:00pm
Offered via Zoom

Cost: $10

You can register and pay online by clicking the register button on the right, by calling the front desk at 262-898-2590 with a credit card number, or by mailing a check made out to "Siena Retreat Center". Payment must be received to complete registration.

Please register by Monday, January 30. By registering early, you assist us in providing quality organization and administration of our retreats and programs. We want to be fully prepared with adequate staffing and supplies. We make every effort to avoid canceling retreats and programs. However, most of these events require a minimum enrollment to move forward. Registering early can help assure that the retreats and programming you look forward to participating in can happen.

There is an in-person presentation on Sunday, February 19, 2023, from 1-3pm CT

Claire Anderson holds a master’s degree in European History from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee and a Doctorate in Ministry from the Catholic Theological Union (Chicago). A fourth-generation Polish American, she has visited Poland several times and is the author of Seasons of the Slavic Soul: A Quest for an Authentic Polish Spirituality, published by ACTA in 2017.

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