Spirituality Under the Dome
On Saturday, April 13, Immaculata University hosted the seventhannual Spirituality Under the Dome event. Spirituality Under the Dome is for people who seek or wish to deepen their relationship with God in their 21st century lives. Presenters seek to nourish and support people’s expressed desire to live in meaningful relationship with God and neighbor. Participants are encouraged to walk the grounds around the 373-acre campus, unearthing deeper yearnings of the heart under the dome at Immaculata University.
Highlights for the event were two keynote presenters and numerous workshops. Brother Mickey O’Neill McGrath, OSFS, an Oblate of St. Frances DeSales, presented “Lighten up and Pray.” Brother McGrath is an award-winning artist and author of 11 books. His presentation discussed the connections between art and religious faith. The featured speaker for the afternoon session was Clare Gavin who presented “Stories and Songs: A Sacred Concert,” which wove her personal spirituality into song and music. Gavin is a singer-songwriter with a recent CD release titled “Called to the Quiet.”
The following is a list of workshops that were offered:
- “Open the Door” by Louis P. DeAngelo, Ed.D.
- “Something Kept Them from Recognizing Him” by Sister Marie Michele Donnelly, RSM
- “Ordinary Mystics: Finding God in the Dishes, the Laundry, and the Breaking of the Bread” by Michelle M. Franci-Donnay
- “Workers in the Vineyard” by Sister Mary McGarrity, IHM
- “From the Table of the World” by Stephen D. Miles, Ph.D.
- “Ignatian Spirituality: Ignatian Concepts of Spiritual Consolation and Desolation” by William Plunkert
For more information about future Spirituality Under the Dome events, please contact Sister Mary Henrich, IHM, at 610 647-4400, ext. 3434.