Palm Burning Pictures
LENTEN SPEAKER SERIES…
to be held in Church
Tuesday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m. – Fr. Louis John Cameli
“Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: Struggle and Grace in Daily Life”
All of us struggle to be faithful to the Lord, to resist temptation, and to resist the evil we encounter in the world. Although we do not often explicitly reflect on the dimension of struggle on our spiritual journey, it is important that we do so. We can then come to understand how the Lord accompanies us and enables us to share in his victory over sin and evil. In this evening of reflection, we will consider four major kinds of temptations: deception, division, diversion, and discouragement.
Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00 p.m. –
“Transformative Discipleship: Following Christ into Unknown Horizons”
Our 21st century world is marked by immense complexity, rapid change and infinite possibility. Humanity faces “ultimate” questions and realities requiring an eternal truth that transcends time and place. At the heart of this 21st century horizon, is a deep hunger, yearning, longing among young and old to realize an eternal destiny where fulfillment replaces emptiness, unity burns away fragmentation and forgiveness heals pain. The only way to satisfy these internal desires is to recommit to the very life and teachings of Christ who is the Word and Light that can neither be silenced or extinguished. This presentation will focus on ways to further develop our relationship with Christ and renew our commitment to transformative discipleship during the sacred season of Lent.
Tuesday, April 4th at 7:00 p.m. – Fr. Donald Senior
“Creation and Conversion: Pope Francis’ Spirituality of the ‘Small Gestures’ Needed for a ‘Civilization of Love'”
Rev. Donald Senior, C.P., is President Emeritus and Chancellor of Catholic Theological Union in Chicago (CTU), where he is also a member of the faculty as Professor of New Testament. He served as president of CTU for 23 years. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker throughout the United States and abroad, serves on numerous boards and commissions; and is actively involved in the interreligious dialogue, particularly with the Jewish and Muslim communities. In 2001, Pope John Paul II appointed him as a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission and he was reappointed in 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI and by Pope Francis in 2013.