11th Annual Spirituality Day
As part of the Spirituality Under the Dome series, Immaculata University announces its 11th annual “Spirituality Day” on Saturday, April 29, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with refreshments followed by the opening prayer and welcome at 9:15 a.m. in Alumnae Hall. The half-day event concludes at 12:00 p.m. Patricia Livingston, popular writer for Living Faith magazine, will be the keynote speaker for the morning. The day will focus on Turning Toward Joy.
As a well-known writer, Patricia Livingston is best known for her touching, story-telling style of illuminating the presence of God in everyday life and the gift for showing people the beauty of one’s own story. Serving as the former associate director of the Center for Continuing Formation in Ministry at the University of Notre Dame, she was awarded the U.S. Catholic Award for furthering the cause of women in the Church. Livingston is the author of several books on Christian spirituality and is an award-winning writer whose work has been featured in Living Faith, Living with Christ, Catholic Digest, Liguorian, and US Catholic.
“In the very real struggle of our personal lives, and in the midst of a growing sense of darkness in our world, we are each called with new energy to move toward the light. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin is quoted as saying: ‘Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God,’” commented Sister Mary Henrich, IHM, program director of Spirituality Under the Dome and vice president for Mission and Ministry. “This Spirituality Day will be an invitation to turn afresh to that Presence. Inspiring and practical, with humor and deeply human stories, we will each be called to turn our hearts to joy.”
The Spirituality Under the Dome series seeks to provide space for prayer, presenters and performers as a way of nourishing and supporting people’s expressed desire to live in meaningful relationship with God and neighbors. For further information, please visit the website at www.immaculata.edu/spirituality or contact Sister Mary Henrich, IHM at 484-323-3434. The registration fee is $20.00 and participants are asked to register by April 25.
Located on the Main Line in scenic Chester County, 20 miles west of Philadelphia, Immaculata University is a Catholic comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher learning. On November 12, 1920, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted a college charter to the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, making Immaculata the first Catholic women’s college in the region. The IHM Sisters’ mission of educating women for more than 165 years has produced approximately 22,000 alumni worldwide and currently has nearly 3,000 students enrolled in 53 undergraduate majors, seven master’s degree programs, three doctoral degree programs, and over 40 additional professional endorsement, certificate and certification programs. Immaculata University contributes to the development of the whole person of any faith, fostering a commitment to truth, service, justice, and peace.