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Category: 2016-17 Retreat Programs

Date: February 9, 2017

Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


There is no better way to introduce this series—these opportunities to gather and share—than with the words of popular and spiritual writer Anne Lamott:

For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die. They are full of wonderful lyrical language, and quality of attention…. An author makes you notice, makes you pay attention, and this is a great gift. 

—from Bird by Bird

Come to any or all of these gatherings. Bring favorite books or memories of books (written since 2000) that you have loved, still love, still live in you.  Be enriched in the sharing of human/divine spirit as we talk about what books have deepened, delighted, stretched our lives.

October 20, 2016:  Contemporary Thought, Non-fiction perspectives on current topics, concerns, ideas, history, biographies, or memoirs concerning life since 2000.

November 17, 2016:  Contemporary Fiction Novels and short-story collections written since 2000.

December 8, 2016:  Poetry, Poems written within the last 20 years.

January 19, 2017:  Theology, Spirituality, Books or articles written since 2000.

February 9, 2017:  Children’s Books, Classics or contemporary books meaningful to adults.

Miriam Brown, OP, a Sinsinawa Dominican, is a spiritual guide, retreat facilitator, presenter on current spirituality themes,  and team member of the Center’s Spiritual Guidance Training Program.  She has an eye for the Spirit’s movement in the world and in the graced unfoldings of each person’s deep and precious life.

Five Thursday mornings
Free will offering accepted