Calendar of Events 2020-21
Sept. 14 at 7:30 pm Touched By An Angel with Dr. Michael Conforti
Dr. Michael Conforti of the Assisi Institute launches the program year with a presentation followed by small group discussion and time for questions.
Oct. 3 from 8:45 – Noon Open Day
The Rev. Rosemary Beales and Lisa Richard will facilitate a half-day Quiet Day on the beautiful grounds of St. Aidan’s, offering doorways into reflective silence through glimpses into the life of St. Francis of Assisi, the wisdom of Celtic spirituality, and the gift of poetry.
The Enneagram and Spiritual Transformation
Oct. 19, 26 and Nov. 2 at 7:30 pm with Marilyn Finch Williams
Marilyn Finch Williams, LCSW, ETNT leads a series of 3 workshops introducing the Enneagram as a tool for spiritual transformation.
Grounded in Love:
December 14 at 7:30 pm Advent Hope in a Dark Season with Bill Redfield
“The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it,” What is the interplay between light and darkness, death and resurrection? What is yearning to be born in the darkness? Through guided meditation, small group discussion, and plenary questions and answers, we will work together to see beyond the immediate, bringing both our common history and our destiny to better understand the present.
Never Cease Adoring:
Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and 8 at 7:30 pm Francis of Assisi on Living the Gospel with L. J. Milone
Francis of Assisi is a saint of legend, romance, and deep adherence to the Gospel. His secret was to keep himself rooted in the presence of God no matter what was happening. In these talks, we will delve into the wisdom of Francis of Assisi for today, considering issues of joy, poverty, contemplation, and seeing the divine in all creation. To receive a link to attend this Zoom series, contact the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories from the Heart
March 15, 2021 7:30 -9:00 pm with the Rev. Dr. Rosemary Beales
We are people of the book, but where were the stories of faith before they became a book? They were told by people sitting in circles, passed from one to another to another and from generation to generation. We still tell stories that way today, using the imaginative process known as Godly Play. The Rev. Dr. Rosemary Beales will invite us to enter into familiar stories in a new way and to wonder and respond together through both words and creative practice. Godly Play, while designed originally for the youngest among us, has been shown to help all of us move toward spiritual maturity and depth. To receive a link to attend this Zoom series, contact the Center at email@example.com.
Evelyn Underhill: Foremother of Contemporary
April 12 Spirituality with Dana Greene
Dana Greene, author of Evelyn Underhill: Artist of the Infinite Life, will explore the insights of writer and mystic Evelyn Underhill. Through her writing, retreats and spiritual direction, Evelyn Underhill pioneered interest in mysticism and the spiritual life as lived by ordinary people. In her elegant, powerful, and accessible prose she focused on personal religious experience, its nurturance in prayer, its protection by institutional religion, and its implications for daily living. For Underhill, the mystics were those "who knew for certain the love of God" and the spiritual life was "that life in which all that we do comes from the center where we are anchored in God.who understood the mystical life to be accessible to all. To receive a link to attend this Zoom series, contact the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing Offerings – Continuing via Zoom
Silent Prayer Tuesdays and Fridays, 8:00 am
Meditations on the Gospel of Thomas 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 pm
Soul Circle 2nd, 4th, & 5th Thursdays, 7:30 pm
Group Spiritual Direction 3rd Saturdays, 9:30 am