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Mystics – A Journey of Discovery

November 6, 2022 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST

The Foley Room at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center

1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876


Open for registration. Registration deadline: November 3, 2022.

November 6, 2022 at 1:30 pm 3:30 pm EST

1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
$25 per session. Includes all materials and refreshments.

Explore the lives, writings and prayer of four amazing mystics so deeply united with God that, with Paul they could proclaim – “No longer do I live but Christ lives within me.”

During these sessions we will examine perspectives on what mysticism is and how God continues to invite Christians into deeper relationship and divine union even in the 21st Century. We will become acquainted with four mystics.

Discover these mystics from different centuries and various faiths. Join us in person or via Zoom.

This is the second session of a four-part series.

  • Sept. 18: Hafiz, 1325~1390 – Persian poet and Sufi music
  • Nov. 6: St. Teresa of Avila, 1515~1582 – Carmelite nun and Spanish mystic
    and St. John of the Cross, 1542~1591 – Spanish Carmelite friar and mystic
  • Jan. 29: Herman Hesse, 1877~1962 – German-Swiss poet, novelist and painter
  • March 19: St. Bridget of Sweden, 1303~1962 – wife, mother, nun, mystic

$25 per session including all materials and refreshments.

Presented by Sister Paula Damiano, SP, Dr. Arthur Feinsod, Sister Jan Craven, SP.

For more information

Contact Providence Spirituality & Conference Center at 812-535-2952 or provctr@spsmw.org.

Facilitated by

Sister Paula Damiano, SP

Sister Paula Damiano, SP, is co-director of Providence Spirituality & Conference Center and has led retreats and workshops on a variety of spiritual topics in the United States and in Canada, Europe and Asia. She has a special interest in combining art and music in retreat work. She has a bachelor’s degree in art education, a master’s degree in spirituality from Fordham University and a certificate in business executive management. Sister Paula is the former high school teacher, diocesan vocation director, Congregation vocation director, associate pastor and provincial councilor, also served as a Sisters of Providence General Officer for 10 years.

Dr. Arthur Feinsod

Dr. Arthur Feinsod (BA Harvard, MA UC Berkeley, and PhD NYU) is Professor in the Indiana State Theater Department and Honors College and is President of the InterFaith Council of the Wabash Valley.  He is also a professional playwright, director and theater history scholar. Between 2001 and 2014 he served as Artistic Director of Crossroads Repertory Theatre. He has been recognized at Indiana State with the Caleb Mills Award, the Faculty Member of the Year Award from the Honors College, and, just recently, the Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research/Creativity Award.

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