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.

Winter/Spring Series 2015: Christian Anthropology

January 10 Theology of Creation: Humans who are Created
Dr. Own Cummings
February 14 Humans who are Fallen: Original Sin
Abbot Peter Eberle, O.S.B.
March 14 Humans who are Redeemed: Basil Hume's Theology of the Cross
Sr. Gertrude Feick, O.S.B.
April 11 By His Death & Resurrection, Christ has Set Us FreeI
Dr. Katy Leamy

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
1:15-2:00 Lunch -- Bring a sandwich or order one on arrival.

People are welcome to stay through Vespers (beginning at 5:15 p.m.)

Cost is $50 for the series (four Saturdays) or $15 a session. Student cost is $20 for the series or $5 a session. Books and other optional reading materials are not included in the cost. Presentations take place in the Mount Angel Abbey Library Auditorium. Beverages and morning snacks are provided.

For further information and to preregister, please call Cecile Beckerman, Salem, OR (503) 393-5041.