Spiritus news: “Splendor in Ordinary Lives” April 21, CHS Retreat April 29March 23rd, 2012 | Posted by in News
Spiritus presents “Splendor in Ordinary Lives” with the Rev. Dr. Samuel Torvend April 21
What does the gospel of St. John offer to our lives today? “Splendor in Ordinary Lives: the Gospel of St. John for Unsettling Times” will address this question. Spiritus is pleased to bring the Rev. Dr. Samuel Torvend to Spokane, Saturday, April 21, to lead a workshop on St. John’s gospel from 10 am to 3pm, at the Cathedral of St. John. This presentation follows previous presentations on the synoptic gospels and relates to John Philip Newell’s frequent references to John as the gospel close to the heart of Celtic Christianity. Both lay and ordained persons are encouraged to attend.
Dr. Torvend has been a professor of religion at Pacific Lutheran University since 1998. He is also a priest associate of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Seattle and chair of the diocesan committee on liturgy and the arts. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree from St. Louis University in historical theology. Among his writings are Flowing Water, Uncommon Birth: Christian Baptism in a Post-Christian Culture and Daily Bread, Holy Meal: Opening the Gift of Holy Communion.
A lunch will be provided along with the workshop and is included in the cost: $35 for adults and $20 for students with valid ID. To register for this event, please print, complete, and return this form.
Reflect and restore at the CHS Retreat April 29
A retreat can be as vitally energizing as the times we turn off our various devices and plug them in for re-powering. The associates of the Community of the Holy Spirit offer a retreat every year at the Immaculate Heart Retreat Center for anyone wishing quiet time for rest, reflection, journaling, reading, praying, and roaming the beautiful grounds. Sr. Leslie will be with us from New York City to lead meditations on the theme of friendship. The Rev. Canon Kristi Philip will be chaplain. The retreat extends from Friday night, April 27 through midday Sunday, April 29. The cost is $195; for commuters, $100. Questions? Call Carolyn Terry at 509-448-3037.