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CONFERENCES/CONVENTIONS

ILLINOIS

PLACE: University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL
DATES: June 21-June 26, 2020
DESCRIPTION: 2020 Summer Scripture Conference! World class Scripture scholars, 3 lectures daily, retreat experience, reflection time, morning prayer, daily Eucharist, night prayer, partial attendance available. Focus will be “Interpreting Scripture in the Church”. This year’s speakers: Dr. Tim Milinovich, Dr. Amy Jill Levine, Dr. Mark Giszczak, Dr. Peter Williamson, Dr. Matthew Ramage, Dr. Kathleen Gallagher Elkins, Dr. Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent. www.summerscripture.org (847) 837-4575.

IOWA

PLACE: Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Hiawatha, IA
DATES: May 1-2, 2020
DESCRIPTION: Mystics of the ordinary know that the old mythologies illuminate our spiritual longings and aspirations. They offer a world in which everything is alive and has purpose and intentionality of its own. Explore the intimate connection between spirituality, ecology and storytelling at Spirituality in the 21st Century May 1-2. Join award-winning writer, teacher and mythologist Sharon Blackie (“If Women Rose Rooted”) and musician-of-Earth Sara Thomsen for Courting the World Soul. Learn more: www.prairiewoods.org, (319) 395-6700.

PENNSYLVANIA

PLACE: Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
DATES: June 4-10, 12-18, and July 1924, 2020
DESCRIPTION: Law and religious life, caring for elder religious, and sacred scripture are the topics of three well-established conferences at Misericordia University this summer. The 27th Annual Cecilia Meighan, RSM Institute of Law and Religious Life (June 4-10), is themed The Religious Institute: Choice to be Part of the Church’s Public Life, the 43rd Annual Elder Religious and Diocesan Priests Workshop (June 12-18), provides practical applications and solutions for caring for and ministering to elders in religious congregations and dioceses. The 52nd Annual Dr. Marie Noël Keller, RSM Institute on Sacred Scripture (July 19-24), offers a week of thought-provoking scripture study. For your convenience, attend one or both tracks: July 19-21 and/or July 2124. For information on any of these conferences, visit www.misericordia.edu/conferences, email muconf@misericordia.edu, or call (570) 674-6161.

INSTITUTES

KANSAS

PLACE: Manna House of Prayer, Concordia, KS
DATES: July 23-26, 2020
DESCRIPTION: 2020 Vision – The Experience of Intercuturality. God created diversity – lots of it. That means it is fundamentally a good thing. “What measures can people of faith undertake, to encounter human diversity – cultural, religious, gendered, generational, and the rest?” Topics of discussion: Call to conversion: to God, to the world, to the ‘other’; the marginal ministry of Jesus; the goal of intercultural living and much more. Presenter: Anthony Gittens, C.S.Sp. Information: (785) 243-4428 or email: retreatcenter@mannahouse.org

SOUTH CAROLINA

PLACE: The Oratory Center for Spirituality, Rock Hill, SC
DATES: July 12-17, 2020 
DESCRIPTION: Summer Bible Institute. Presenters: Old Testament: John Barker, OFM. Topic: Learning the Language of the Prophets. New Testament: Patrick Hartin. Topic: The Spirituality of the Letter of James and Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount. Morning and Evening sessions. Both courses: $175; single course: $90. $20/session. Room and Board: $250. All facilities air –conditioned. CEUs available. Write: Summer Bible Institute. The Oratory, PO Box 11586, Rock Hill, SC 29731-1586. Email: oratorycenter@gmail.com

PROGRAMS

COLORADO

PLACE: Mercy Center Inc, Colorado Springs, CO
DATES: June 28-July 31, 2020
DESCRIPTION: Spiritual Directors Training/Renewal Program (39 CEUs available) Spiritual direction involves a process of God and self-revelation to another person. God is to be met in all circumstances of life. Spiritual direction deals with a person’s relationship with God and the ramifications in life of this relationship and the conversion process. The director helps the directee to note and interpret the significant movements, counter movements, and changes in his or her inner daily experiences. The director also helps the directee to move with and act upon the experiences of consolation and to endure with patience the unavoidable experiences of desolation. The summer institute is an opportunity to learn, develop and renew skills necessary to practice the art of spiritual direction. The institute is designed to examine various methodologies such as Myers-Briggs, enneagram, dreams and Mandala and integrate them as tools for spiritual direction. The experiential sessions combine lecture, peer supervision and role/real play. Dreams, Archetypes, Mandala Art Expressions and Assessment, Compulsions and Vices and Family and Church System Dysfunctions and Addictions and Recovery Mandala Exploration/Integration: Personal & Professional Assessment. Contact: e-mail themercycenter@aol.com or call (719) 633-2302

PLACE: Mercy Center Inc, Colorado Springs, CO...