Christian in the World
The Christian in the World Lecture Series offers spirituality and theology for the laity. It seeks to help participants gain a more profound understanding of the Scriptures and the Church, supporting them in living out their Baptismal vocation.
All Christians are welcome.
Fall 2018 CITW Lecture Series: The Imperfect Catholic: Finding God in Our Flawed and Jumbled Lives
“Deacon Chris Anderson will be the CITW speaker at all four lectures in the Fall 2018 series. . . . By profession he is a teacher. For many years he has taught English at Oregon State University. Moreover, he is a poet and a published author of a number of “books, poetry, and prose.” His most recent work, published in 2016. . . .. is Light When It Comes: Trusting Joy, Facing Darkness, and Seeing God in Everything. He also has a book of poetry, You Never Know, pending. It will be published this fall.”
(July 2018 Newsletter Article by Abbot Peter Eberle.)
|September 15||Session 1 - Finding God in our Joy*|
|October 13||Session 2 - Finding God in the Darkness|
|November 10||Session 3 - Finding God in our Flaws|
|December 1||Session 4 - Finding God in the Jumble**|
*You will notice that September 15 is the third Saturday of the month and not the second, which is the usual Saturday for a Christian in the World presentation. Monastic Professions will take place on the morning of September 8, so the Christian in the World Lecture has been pushed back a week.
**You will note that December 1 is the first – there can’t be any day more first than the first day of the month – Saturday of the month. The lecture has been shifted forward a week because December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.
|11:20-11:50||Dialogue with Speaker|
|12:00-12:15||Noon Prayer (Optional)|
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 Mary Ann Amsberry (503) 769-3844. In the event of bad weather, please contact Mary Ann to find out if a presentation has been cancelled.