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Reimagined Together in Prayer and Reflection

In-person Autumn Book Study

using Joyce Rupp’s Boundless Compassion as a resource for learning

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 Thursday afternoons,

Oct 6 – Nov 10,

1:00-2:30 pm

Where: in the Library at Loyola

About The Experience

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.

Meeting for 6 Thursday afternoons beginning October 6th, this discussion group will reflect together on:

  • compassion as a way of life
  • welcoming ourselves
  • the river of suffering
  • from hostility to hospitality
  • a thousand unbreakable links
  • becoming a compassionate presence

Might this be an Autumn 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


Required Resource:


Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life

by Joyce Rupp

(click the title for an Amazon link to purchase the book)

How It Works

Register and pay for the reflection series using the button below. You’ll receive an email confirmation.

Attend the sessions at Loyola Spirituality Center, 389 Oxford St N, Saint Paul, MN 55104.

Minimum needed to hold class is 4.  Maximum number is 10.


$90 early bird rate thru September 30th

$110 regular rate beginning October 1st

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Susanna Bertelsen

Susanna’s relationships with people of a wide variety of backgrounds has taught her to respect different faith perspectives and life paths.  A life-long-learner, she is inspired by listening to the life stories of others as they seek hope and resiliency amid the challenges living presents.  By learning to listen deeply to our life stories, we discover and claim the gifts and graces from God, who is with each one of us, daily, on our life’s journey.

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