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.

Sample schedule:

8:00-8:45 Mass (Optional)
8:45-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 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 (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.