2017 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

SATURDAY JUNE 10 CLASS

BROTHER GEORGE HETZEL

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SPIRITUALITY: LOVE’S LABORS FOUND

Psychology has made numerous advances. Science has made enormous advances. Technology has made almost unimaginable advances.

We lovingly applied those advances. So why are there still so many problems? How did all those labors of love get lost?

Can we make love’s labors found? Join us to discuss how to make a good spiritual life with modern advances.

SATURDAY JUNE 17 CLASS

FATHER TERRY BRENNAN

SPANISH MYSTICS OF THE 1500s

Saint Teresa of Avila and Saint John of the Cross are the most well known of the Spanish Mystics of the 1500’s. But were they influenced by any great Spanish saints and mystics themselves? We will study the lives of St. Peter of Alcantara and St. John of Avila (named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict XVI), as well as one seminal writing from these two saints. We will also study the next generation Spanish mystic: Blessed Maria of Agreda also known as “the Blue Nun.”

JUNE 11 THROUGH 16

BROTHER DONALD MOUTON

THE BIBLE SAYS WHAT?

Are you tied up in biblical knots? This session probes into biblical texts that are considered difficult, either because they are too hard to understand, or too easy to understand, but too hard to believe. The purpose of this study is to see how these “hard sayings” can still be part of a scripturally based life of faith. Texts from the Old and New Testaments will be selected by the presenter and the participants.

JUNE 18 THROUGH 23

BROTHER BRIAN DYBOWSKI

THE SPIRITUALITY OF SAINT ROBERT BELLARMINE

Enjoy God’s presence in all of life as St. Robert Bellarmine did. Like us, St. Robert rejoiced with glorious events. But unlike us, his love of Jesus overwhelmed his pain. Discover how he loved suffering into glory. See how he helped so many people during his life, and since his death. Learn the glorious steps toward God that transfigured St. Robert. His genius for explanation eases us into profound spirituality when we read his words, and apply them to modern examples.

Come to as many classes as your schedule allows.

Handouts provided by instructors will often make up for classes missed.