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A Lenten Book Study:  Boundless Compassion by Joyce Rupp (2018) 

with Susanna Bertelsen

For anyone interested in deepening their capacity to live out of compassion, or in exploring how compassion may be a companion on the path to peace, within ourselves, with others, and with the earth.

When:     6:30-8:30 pm, Wednesdays March 13 through April 17, 2019

Where:    Loyola Spirituality Center, 389 Oxford St N, St Paul, MN 55103

Registration Fee:    $90.00      (includes book and six sessions)

Participants:  minimum of 6, maximum of 10

Using Boundless Compassion (2018) by Joyce Rupp as resource for learning and reflection, we will come together to broaden our awareness and understanding of compassion, by sharing our insights and life experiences evoked from the weekly readings.

Topics to be covered from Boundless Compassion include: “compassion as a way of life,” “welcoming ourselves,” “the river of suffering,” “from hostility to hospitality,” “a thousand unbreakable links,” and “becoming a compassionate presence.”

Might this be a Lenten invitation to examine the role of “compassion” in your life? …to deepen your capacity to live out this virtue?

“Compassion is a heart-to-heart encounter because compassion flows from the human heart; it is not a rational conclusion to a problem. Rather, it is an act of love beyond what the mind can comprehend.  The heart therefore must be able to see what may be blind to the physical eye. “

– Ilia Delio, O.S.F., Compassion

“In the first step toward a compassionate heart, we must develop our empathy or closeness to others.”– Dalai Lama, An Open Heart

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