Summer Salt for the Soul

By May 28, 2019Uncategorized

Summer Salt for the Soul
     … to flavor     … to season      … to preserve

We offer many things during the year to enhance, strengthen and expand our understanding of faith.  These are usually done as a series of 5 to six weeks.  Many people cannot commit themselves to a series.  So, over the summer there will be four one-night offerings and two morning offerings.  Hope you will be able to avail yourselves of one or all.  The offerings will be: Prayer Beads (June 4 – evening 7:00 PM), Abrahamic Religions June 11 – 7:00 PM).  Names and images for God (July 23 – 9:30 AM or 7:00 PM); Paul’s Letter to Philemon (July 30 – 9:30 AM or 7:00 PM) and Experience at the Border (August 7 at 7:00 PM).  Watch the bulletin for more details as the date approaches.  No registration will be required – just come and add a bit of flavor to your summer. –Sister Teresa

PRAYER BEADS

Prayer beads are used by members of various religious traditions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and the Bahá’í Faith to mark the repetitions of prayers, chants or devotions. The beads most precious to us are called rosary beads. Come and learn about the prayer beads in other religious traditions with a focus on the rosary in Catholicism.  JUNE 4.  7-8:15 PM Hendricks Hall (Carr Room).

 

ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS

The Abrahamic religions are Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  During this session we will learn how that came to be.  It would be helpful, if you brought your Bible.  JUNE 11.  7-8:15 PM Hendricks Hall (Carr Room).

 

NAMES AND IMAGES OF GOD

We call God by many names: Father, Creator, Savior, Almighty for example but there are hundreds of names for God.  We also have many images that we use for God: Protector, Savior, Judge.  During this session we will explore these and the implications of the names and images we use.  This will be offered July 23 at 9:30 AM (after 9 o’clock Mass until 11 AM OR July 23 7:00 – 8:30 PM Hendricks Hall (Berry Room).

 

PAUL’S LETTER TO PHILEMON

Just a short letter written by Paul and Timothy, while Paul was in prison.  Come and learn about Philemon and Onesimus as well as the underlying message of the letter.  This little letter contains some very important lessons for us today.

This will be offered July 30 at 9:30 AM (after 9 o’clock Mass until 11 AM OR July 30 7:00 – 8:30 PM Hendricks Hall (Berry Room).

 

EXPERIENCE AT THE BORDER

We have heard many stories about what is happening at our southern borders.  Sometimes we forget that we are talking about real people: men, women, mothers, fathers, children.  You are invited to come and listen to Sr. Barbara Kane, OP and Sr. Joye Gros, OP share their experience of living and working with people at the border in El Paso, Texas. August 7, 2019. 7:00PM in Hendricks Hall: Berry Room.

 

Contact Sister Teresa Tuite with questions at ttuite@stbrigidofkildare.org.