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2014 SDCO Fall Retreat: September 15-17, 2014

Encounters and Conversations with the Gospel of John

Fr. Vincent E. Hovley, S.J.



Fr. Hovley is a spiritual director and retreat leader at Sacred Heart Jesuit Retreat House, which is filled with his photographs of the natural world. He holds a doctorate in mystical theology and his background includes theological education, living and working with the homeless in New York and Denver, and directing a Jesuit leadership-training program.    




Topic: Encounters and Conversations with the Gospel of John

“If we can learn to trust and cherish this book of scripture,
then almost every episode and every conversation in it
has the power to mirror and transform our lives.”






SDCO CONTINUING EDUCATION

SDCO Brown Bag Lunch Session Presents:
Rev. Michelle Danson

The Essential Role of the Ancient Art of Spiritual Direction in the Reformation of the Church in the 21st Century

September 4, 2014
11-2 pm
St. John’s Cathedral

The World in the 21st Century is in a time of rapid change. The Mainline Christian Church is struggling to be relevant, attendance is dwindling, and in order to survive it is being called to a re-formation, to equal or exceed, that of the 16th Century Europe. An essential aspect of the "Emerging Church" is the ability to listen deeply, personally, and in community to the movement of the Spirit. In this workshop we will explore in interactive, creative ways the relevance of the ancient art of Spiritual Direction to today's world. We will integrate history, Post Modernism, Quantum Physics, Systems Theory & the work of Margaret Wheatley " Leadership and the New Science".

Bio: Michelle is a native of Yorkshire, England. Michelle received an Honors degree in Physics at the University of Durham, England, followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. She has taught in Schools in England and Scotland.  She earned an M. Div. at the Iliff School of Theology, Denver, and a Certificate in Christian Spirituality from The General Theological Seminary, NYC. She is an Episcopal Priest, Spiritual Director, Retreat Leader, and Educator. She is a Co-founder of the Contemplative Beehive of Boulder Valley.

Please register at the door, and don’t forget to bring your lunch. Coffee, tea, fruit, and cookies will be provided. We ask for a $15 contribution for our speaker, as you are able. RSVP: to Sandy at jssgrundy@comcast.net or call 303-420-1345.


Upcoming events

September 15, 2014 • Sacred Heart Retreat Center, 4801 North Highway 67, Sedalia, Colorado
September 26, 2014 7:00 PM • First Mennonite Church of Denver 430 W. 9th Ave. Denver, CO 80204
January 09, 2015 • Arvada Center for the Arts

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