Christian in the World

Christian in the World: Spirituality and Theology for the Laity is an integrated program of study, prayer and discussion for Catholics who want to live their faith more deeply. The program seeks to help participants gain a more profound understanding of the Scriptures and the Church, and to support lay people in exploring how to live their baptismal vocation in everyday life.

Fall 2015 Lecture Series: The Call to Discipleship and Evangelization

September 12 Discipleship in the Footsteps of Jesus
  Dr. Joe Roy
October 17 Elements that Characterize the "New" Evangelization
  Fr. Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B.
November 14 Proclaiming the Gospel (Evangelii Nuntiandi)
  Fr. Basil Lawrence, O.S.B.
December 12 The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium)
  Sr. Gertrude Feick, O.S.B.

The schedule allows flexibility for those who want to hear the lectures but are unable to spend the entire day at the Abbey.

Sample schedule:

8-8:45 Mass (Optional)
8:45-9 Registration
9-9:15 Opening prayers/Introduction
9:15-10:05 First presentation
10:05-10:20 Break
10:20-11:10 Second presentation
11:10-11:20 Break
11:20-11:50 Dialogue with Speaker
12:00-12:15 Noon Prayer

The schedule allows participants to attend Mass and Noon Prayer if they so wish.

Cost is $50 for the series (four Saturdays) or $15 a session. Student cost is $20 for the series or $5 a session. Beverages and morning snacks are provided.

Presentations take place in the Mount Angel Abbey Library Auditorium.

For further information and to preregister, please call Cecile Beckerman (503) 393-5041. In the event of bad weather, please contact Cecile to find out if a presentation has been cancelled.