Immaculata University Hosts 5th Annual Spirituality Day
Immaculata University´s Spirituality Under the Dome series announces its fifth annual Spirituality Day on Saturday, April 9, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Alumnae Hall on the university´s campus. The Spirituality Under the Dome series seeks to provide space for prayer, and to offer presentations and performances as a way of supporting people´s expressed desire to live in meaningful relationship with God and neighbors. The registration fee is $40.00 before April 1, 2011 and $45.00 after April 1, 2011, and lunch is included. Anyone involved in church ministry or service to others is welcome to attend.
In addition to offering a selection of nine workshops, the event will feature keynote speakers James Martin, S.J. and Roseanne M. Havird, speaking about encountering God in the everyday. Martin will share insights from St. Ignatius about finding God in all things, and Havird will speak about cultivating a daily habit of prayer.
James Martin, S.J., a Jesuit priest, is an author and culture editor of America, the national Catholic magazine. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business in 1982. He worked for six years in corporate finance and entered the Society of Jesus in 1988. In June 1999, he was ordained a Catholic priest. Martin has written for The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and other national newspapers and Web sites. He has commented on religion and spirituality in the national and international radio media. He has also written books, which include "In Good Company: The Fast Track from the Corporate World to Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience," "My Life with the Saints," and most recently, "A Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life."
For 20 years, Roseanne M. Havird has been a part of Contemplative Outreach, an international organization dedicated to living the contemplative life. From 2000-2004 she served as coordinator of the Atlanta Chapter. Havird was later appointed Contemplative Outreach´s eastern representative to provide assistance to chapter coordinators from Maine to Virginia. Now retired from her representative role, she continues to provide workshops in centering prayer and lectio divina, and she trains leaders of prayer groups in the West Chester, Philadelphia, and Delaware areas. Havird supports Contemplative Outreach as volunteer staff for both the retreat team and the Formation for Contemplative Outreach Service Workshop. She is a graduate of Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA and Trinity College in Washington, D.C. Havird currently lives in West Chester PA.
For further information, please visit the Web site at www.immaculata.edu/spirituality or contact Sister Mary Henrich at 610-647-4400, ext. 3434.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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