The Arts reveal God’s abundant presence in the ordinariness of our lives: nurturing mind, body and spirit
Participants will be invited to reflect on their experience of the arts revealing God’s abundant presence in the ordinariness of their lives and to explore how these have been nurturing. Music, poetry, writings and art works will be used to stimulate conversation and ‘naming’ God’s abundant presence.
10.00 am gathering and cuppa 10.30 – 12.30 pm session, 12.30 – 1.15 pm lunch 1.15 – 2.30 pm session and closure
Book: Nurturing mind, body, and spirit
Day Program Start: Thu, 12th October 2023 Finish: Thu, 12th October 2023
Cathy Solano rsm
The complex multicultural reality existing in most parts of the world today confronts us, if we allow it, with the call to interculturality, a reality beyond multiculturalism, and – we believe – something that is desired and gifted to us by God. Time 10am - 2pm Light lunch
Book: God’s gift of Interculturality
Day Program Start: Mon, 4th December 2023 Finish: Mon, 4th December 2023
Mary Wickham rsm
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path and represents a journey to our own centre and back again out into the world. This gathering will welcome you to hearing of the discovery of these ancient paths and the ways this meditative practice has re-emerged in recent decades as a sacred way of being present to my own spiritual journey. There will be the opportunity to walk one or both labyrinths. Time 10am - 2pm Light lunch included
Book: Labyrinth: a meditative practice for the spiritual journey
Day Program Start: Wed, 6th December 2023 Finish: Wed, 6th December 2023
Debates are raging about the validity of critical race theory and public life is rife with cultural conflicts. It is incumbent on us to engage in conversation about race and its related issues and critically analyse their key elements. We will explore these ideas so that we may more genuinely respond with the intercultural invitation of fullness of life for all of humanity.
Time 10am - 2pm Light lunch included