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Sisters to continue ‘Evolution of Wisdom Thought’ series in March

Join the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, and Indiana State University Professor Emeritus Dr. Arthur Feinsod virtually or in-person for the second session of the five-part series, “Evolution of Wisdom Thought.”

The second session will take place on Saturday, March 9, in the Foley Room at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center and will explore “Marcus Aurelius and Dag Hammarskjold.” All of the sessions will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m., EDT.

In the second century AD and in the middle of the 20th century, the world was blessed with two visionary leaders who, in addition to their political positions, were also private deep thinkers and men of faith. Dr. Feinsod will lead an examination on Aurelius, a Roman Emperor who ruled from 161 to 180 AD, and Hammarskjold, the Secretary General of the United Nations, who died in a plane crash in 1961.

Sister Paula Damiano, SP, said societies in general have evolved their own forms of wisdom for centuries.

“Each society – and the religions it has fostered – has produced its own unique form of wisdom while, at the same time, deriving from and building on some of the same or similar ethical and spiritual principles that have come before it,” Sister Paula said.

The three remaining classes will explore:

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Saturday, April 27),
  • Viktor Frank’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” (Saturday, May 18), and
  • Mohandas Gandhi’s Spirituality and Politics (yet to be determined date in June).

“While it would be especially useful to attend all or most of the five classes, each session is free standing enough to be taken and valued individually,” Sister Paula added. “And while it would also be extra-satisfying to read the assigned short classics on which lectures are based beforehand, it is not a prerequisite since Dr. Feinsod will summarize the relevant works and provide enough context and references not to necessitate doing the reading ahead.”

Cost to attend each class is $25. For more information, click here, or contact 812-535-2952 or provctr@spsmw.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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