Seminars and Book Studies

Current Offerings:

Church: Does It Still Have Meaning For Us Today?

Why not spend some time revisiting "Church"? We will glance at a bit of history and then look at the Church "we leave behind" and the Church "we are moving into." We will reflect together on what it means to be a Christian in today's world....

Past Programs:

Meeting Jesus through the Eyes of a Global Community

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus in today's global world? Is the Jesus we preach and teach a white North American Jesus? What about seeing Jesus as Asian? Can we imagine how this might expand our understanding? Take the time to look in a new way...

Meeting Jesus through the Eyes of a Global Community

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus in today's global world? Is the Jesus we preach and teach a white North American Jesus? How do Christians in Latin America relate to Jesus of Nazareth? Come and expand your horizons to new ways of knowing Jesus....
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Spiritual Direction: Listening to God

Are you wondering about seeking guidance from a spiritual director, would you find spiritual direction valuable in your spiritual life, or do you feel called to the spiritual direction ministry?  Bring your questions, ponderings, discernment to a Saturday morning workshop....

Parables Revisited

The Parables of Jesus are familiar and yet not all of the parables are found in every gospel. Some parables are found in only one gospel while others parables are repeated in all of the gospels. Most of us know the parable’ stories but what if we took another look?...

Book Study: Partaking of God: Trinity, Evolution, and Ecology

Four study Sessions led by Patricia Benson, OP. Pat is a Dominican, a Theologian, and a former science teacher who deeply desires that God and faith be alive and active in people of the twenty-first century. Book to study: Partaking of God: Trinity, Evolution, and Ecology Author: Denis Edwards...

Seminar: Christians in an Evolving Universe

Explore how our encounter with God profoundly shapes our understanding of the world and what it means to be human.  Encounter some of the new discoveries contemporary theologians have made about our Creator God and humanity’s place in the unfolding universe.  Ponder new developments in the Christian understanding of sin...
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2018 Fall Colloquium for Spiritual Directors

This Fall's Colloquium will explore ways to help spiritual directors enable directees to identify and to heal spiritual wounds from abuse and trauma by re-discovering God and self; integrating body, mind, spirit; and transformation to spiritual wholeness....
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Seminar: Holy Women of History

How much do you know about the holy women in history?  Much of the history of memorable women has been written by men.  Would the record read differently if other women were the authors?  These sessions will help us explore some of the women from the world community, past and...

2017 Fall Colloquium for Spiritual Directors

Fifty-Five Spiritual Directors assembled on Monday, November 13th to participate in the Annual DCSM Colloquium for Spiritual Directors.  Elizabeth (Beth) Liebert, SNJM was the speaker and her topic: “Finding Hope Again in the Spiritual Direction Relationship”.  Dr. Liebert is currently formation director for the Sisters of Holy Names of Jesus and...

Book Study: Abounding in Kindness, Writings for the People of God

Four two-hour gatherings to explore spirituality and our Christian faith as articulated by Elizabeth A. Johnson in her book: Abounding in Kindness, Writings for the People of God. Reading Johnson’s book and sharing deeply with others would be a holy and wonderful preparation for Advent and Christmas. Deepening our understanding...