COMPASSION: Reimagined Together in Prayer and Reflection
Group Spiritual Direction with Susanna Bertelsen.
For anyone interested in exploring how Compassion may be a companion on the path to peace, within ourselves, with others, and with the earth. (Number of Participants: 4-8)
Second Wednesday of the month, 9:30 – 11:30 am, October through April 2018-2019
Loyola Spirituality Center
Program Fee: $360.00 for 8 sessions, which can be paid in installments.
Partial scholarships available.
Using Boundless Compassion (2018) by Joyce Rupp as a resource for learning and reflection, we will come together to broaden our awareness and understanding of compassion. Inviting the presence of the Divine into our prayer-process of listening and responding, each group member will be invited to share their insights and life experiences from the monthly readings.
Topics to be covered from Boundless Compassion include:
“compassion as a way of life,”
“the river of suffering,”
“from hostility to hospitality,”
“a thousand unbreakable links,” and
“becoming a compassionate presence.”
Might this be an opportunity to inspire your spiritual practice?
Or, be an invitation to create a “compassionate” way of life?
“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter places of pain,
to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish.
Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn
with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears.
Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with
the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless.
Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.”
-Donald McNeill, Douglas Morrison, and Henri Nowen, Compassion
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