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Sisters to host virtual program ‘A Good Book and a Glass of Wine’

Join the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, for the upcoming virtual event, “A Good Book and a Glass of Wine,” scheduled to begin Jan. 20, 2021, and continue on Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10. Times are 6:30-8 p.m., for each evening.

Participants will discuss “Abounding in Kindness,” By Elizabeth A. Johnson, a well-known theologian with knowledge from the early Church mothers and fathers to the present time.

Sister Jan Craven will host the virtual programs and said topics of discussion will include God, Jesus, the Spirit, wisdom, creation and justice.

“Elizabeth A. Johnson is widely regarded as among the most influential and creative Catholic theologians in the world – particularly for her contributions in bringing a feminist perspective to the central themes of Christian faith,” Sister Jan said. “From a question of belief itself, to the mysteries of God, Jesus Christ, and the work of the Holy Spirit, a central theme for Johnson is the overflowing compassion of the living God, engaged with the struggles and suffering of the world.”

Sister Jan said Johnson is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of Theology at Fordham University and a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, N.Y.

“I went to Fordham, but just missed having her for an instructor,” Sister Jan said. “In addition to numerous essays in scholarly journals, chapters in edited books, book reviews, and articles in popular journals, she has published 10 books, and has received 15 honorary doctorates, as well as the John Courtney Murray Award for distinguished achievement in theology, as well as numerous other accolades.”

All planning to attend the virtual book discussions are encouraged to purchase a copy of the book in advance of the program.

Cost to attend the virtual program is $25, which includes all four sessions, but does not include the book. The registration deadline is Jan. 16, and a virtual link will be sent to those registered.

For more information, click here, or contact Providence Spirituality & Conference Center at 812-535-2952 or email provctr@spsmw.org.

About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a congregation of 214 women religious, with 300 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind., which is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 13 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries can be found at SistersofProvidence.org.

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Jason Moon serves as media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. Previously, he spent more than 16 years in the newspaper industry.

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