A Christine Center on-line Seasons of Deepening opportunity
Welcome to 6 months of depth and Spirit-Tending in good company: 6 Sunday afternoon conversations
The second Sunday of each month, 3:00 – 4:30 pm (dates are listed in the season descriptions below)
$25 per session, sign up for any session you care to attend
Grounded in the finest insights of the Western Christian tradition, each of the six 90-minute monthly sessions is designed to unfold Christianity’s stunning original spiritual genius and to savor its deeply mystical lineage.
Divided into summer and fall “Seasons of Deepening”, each three-session series offers a complete experience. Register for the deepening season of your choice.
Hosted by Sr. Gabriele Uhlein
From the Mystics of Assisi to the Christine Center Meditation Hall:
St. Francis – God Gave Me Brothers – July 10
From God in the Monastery to God in the World: The great break-thru of Spirit in the 13th Century.
S. Gabe presents, in image and conversation, the great transformational shift in theology that brought about a whole new way of being holy in the world. It was a spiritual tsumani that sowed the seeds of individual inner deepening and opened the doors into personal soul-work that would eventually blossom into the founding of the Christine Center.
St. Clare – “A Circle of Sage Women” – August 14
A Rule of her Own: The self-authoring of a woman’s chosen way into God
St. Clare dared to imagine a life that a woman had never lived before…one completely inspired by her own promptings of soul, well outside the approved patterns of religious life. S. Gabe explores what it means for see possibilities and to create a new way of spiritual living. It was this same possibility that inspired the dreaming of the Christine Center into reality.
Sr. Virginia Mary Barta – “Full Circle at the Christine Center” – September 11
God gave me a vision: The dream of a new spiritual community
In 1980 a caravan of cars brought something new to Willard – and a barn transformed into a spiritual sanctuary. Meet S. Virginia Mary Barta, Franciscan sister, mystic, and founder of the Christine Center, Drawing from S. Virginia’s autobiography, as well as excerpts from her seminar teachings and workshops, S. Gabe offers a glimpse into her rich and profound spiritual virtuosity.
Reclaiming Christianity’s sturdy Mystical roots!ctyu
“Before There Was Christmas” – October 9th
From Stars to Dreams and Angels
Come discover the ancient Greek and Hebrew wisdom that shapes early Christian mysticism, from the Greek Divine “Logos,” to the natural wisdom of stars and burning bushes. We will encounter along the way the rich Hebraic tradition of dream interpretation as a means of divine communication, and of course, meet messenger angels!
“1800 years in 60 minutes” – November 13th
Christian Mystical Tradition from the 3rd to the 20th century…
Join us for a gallop thru the evolution of Christian meditation! We’ll track the contemplative movement from the 3rd to the 20th century. Discover the shift from a Euro-indigenous sensibility to an other-worldly, anti-body spiritual bias to the recovery of an incarnate and earthy Christianity. Along the way, meet 10 saints foundational to contemporary Christian meditation practice.
“Our Mystic Inheritance” – December 11th
From Creche to Cosmos
In this Christmas month, we’ll explore clues for living a contemporary Christian contemplative awareness in everyday life. Christmas holds the great secret of the Franciscan tradition that shapes the heart of the Christine Center’s mystical heritage. We will break open a fresh way of understanding the vibrancy of the Universal Christ in a multi-spirituality world. All mystics, contemplatives and seekers are welcome!