Spiritual Growth for Adults

Catechumenate: Discovery

Wednesdays at 7pm, October 6 to November 3

Are you filled with questions about God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit, about what does it mean to be spiritual or why people are called religious, about faith or about doubts, about the Bible or about other sacred texts, about the Episcopal Church or just about the Church in general? Maybe the Catechumenate is the place for you to ask those questions and more.

The Catechumenate is a process that enables us to tell stories and ask questions. A process that invites us to hear, see and feel in new and exciting ways. This process takes place in three distinct stages: Discovery, Catechumenate and Mystagogia.

On October 6 we begin our journey at stage one: Discovery. We will gather for five weeks at our Retreat House, on the corner of Third and Cherry Valley, for a simple meal, good conversation and a prayer to send us back home. If you are interested in joining the conversation register on Realm or if want more information, please email our Cathedral Vicar at mdelaney@incarnationgc.org

Location:

The Retreat House, 59 3rd Street

Led by:

The Rev. Canon Michael F. Delaney
Vicar of the Cathedral Congregation
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Are you filled with questions about God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit, about what does it mean to be spiritual or why people are called religious, about faith or about doubts, about the Bible or about other sacred texts, about the Episcopal Church or just about the Church in general? Maybe the Catechumenate is the place for you to ask those questions and more.

The Catechumenate is a process that enables us to tell stories and ask questions. A process that invites us to hear, see and feel in new and exciting ways. This process takes place in three distinct stages: Discovery, Catechumenate and Mystagogia.

On October 6 we begin our journey at stage one: Discovery. We will gather for five weeks at our Retreat House, on the corner of Third and Cherry Valley, for a simple meal, good conversation and a prayer to send us back home. If you are interested in joining the conversation register on Realm or if want more information, please email our Cathedral Vicar at mdelaney@incarnationgc.org

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Center for Spiritual Imagination: First Tuesdays

First Tuesday of the Month at 7pm, beginning October 5

Each month we will engage in a conversation with some of the leading voices of contemplative spirituality. These dialogues will deeply inform the ways in which we apply our practice of contemplative prayer to respond to the social and ecological challenges facing our world. Our first speaker will be The Rev. Pamela Conrad to speak about the spirituality of exploration. Mother Pamela is an Episcopal Priest and an Engineer on the Mars Rover.

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Each month we will engage in a conversation with some of the leading voices of contemplative spirituality. These dialogues will deeply inform the ways in which we apply our practice of contemplative prayer to respond to the social and ecological challenges facing our world. Our first speaker will be The Rev. Pamela Conrad to speak about the spirituality of exploration. Mother Pamela is an Episcopal Priest and an Engineer on the Mars Rover.

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Befriending our fears in the way of Saint Francis

A special 2 days of conversation, meditation, and spiritual practice with Saint Francis of Assisi expert, Jon M. Sweeney

October 2-3, 2021

Register at https://saintfrancis2021.eventbrite.com to join in person. This event will also be available online.

St. Francis understood soldiers and fools, mothers and fathers, business people and rulers, poets and court entertainers, pastors and criminals. He was, at one time or another, in one way or another, all of these. And the spiritual path he discovered is the way of faith made tangible, and perhaps more relevant for our times than it was in his own day.

The overriding message of his life and teachings—which we’ll celebrate all weekend, since it is the weekend of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi—begins and ends with the story of Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio.

Jon will open up this story to us with vivid, contemporary detail, and he’ll explain how the spiritual practice of Francis is an invitation to embrace the wolf: to consider another viewpoint, to befriend our fears, to see ourselves in another, and to discover something new. Jon will encourage us, with examples from his own life, to touch what is frightening, refuse power, live as if we have nothing to lose, listen to our inner animal, pray with the moon, walk more lightly on the ground, and turn toward what is simple. Francis of Assisi is the world’s most popular saint, and this weekend you’ll discover how he illuminated a peaceful path forward for those of us navigating today’s precarious times.

Jon M. Sweeney is an award-winning spiritual writer. The author of thirty-five books including The Complete Francis of Assisi, Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart (with Mark S. Burrows), Thomas Merton, and Feed the Wolf: Befriending Our Fears in the Way of Saint Francis, he is considered an authoritative voice on the life and spirituality of Saint Francis. A Catholic, he is married to a rabbi, and their interfaith marriage has been profiled in national media. He lives in Milwaukee with his wife and daughters. Twitter: @jonmsweeney; Instagram: @jonm.sweeney.

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Register at https://saintfrancis2021.eventbrite.com to join in person. This event will also be available online.

St. Francis understood soldiers and fools, mothers and fathers, business people and rulers, poets and court entertainers, pastors and criminals. He was, at one time or another, in one way or another, all of these. And the spiritual path he discovered is the way of faith made tangible, and perhaps more relevant for our times than it was in his own day.

The overriding message of his life and teachings—which we’ll celebrate all weekend, since it is the weekend of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi—begins and ends with the story of Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio.

Jon will open up this story to us with vivid, contemporary detail, and he’ll explain how the spiritual practice of Francis is an invitation to embrace the wolf: to consider another viewpoint, to befriend our fears, to see ourselves in another, and to discover something new. Jon will encourage us, with examples from his own life, to touch what is frightening, refuse power, live as if we have nothing to lose, listen to our inner animal, pray with the moon, walk more lightly on the ground, and turn toward what is simple. Francis of Assisi is the world’s most popular saint, and this weekend you’ll discover how he illuminated a peaceful path forward for those of us navigating today’s precarious times.

Jon M. Sweeney is an award-winning spiritual writer. The author of thirty-five books including The Complete Francis of Assisi, Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart (with Mark S. Burrows), Thomas Merton, and Feed the Wolf: Befriending Our Fears in the Way of Saint Francis, he is considered an authoritative voice on the life and spirituality of Saint Francis. A Catholic, he is married to a rabbi, and their interfaith marriage has been profiled in national media. He lives in Milwaukee with his wife and daughters. Twitter: @jonmsweeney; Instagram: @jonm.sweeney.

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