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Mystics: a journey of discovery

November 12, 2023 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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The Foley Room at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center

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


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Event Series Event Series (See All)

November 12, 2023 at 1:30 pm 3:00 pm EST

1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
$25 per session

Deepen your connection with the Divine as you discover mystics from different centuries and the stories of their journeys to God.

“There are many different ways in which a mystic is identified. Simply put, a mystic is someone who has an experience of union with The Divine,” said Sister Paula.

Join us for one or all of our upcoming sessions on the following mystics:

Sept 24, 2023: Catherine of Genoa was a 15th century Italian mystic and humanitarian who had great love for the poor and the sick.

Nov 12, 2023: Teilhard de Chardin A French Jesuit priest, scientist, theologian, philosopher and mystic, Chardin is known for his theory that humanity is ever-evolving toward spiritual unity.

Jan 21:  Edith Stein (1891–1942) was a Jew who converted to Catholicism in 1922 and became a Carmelite nun in 1933. She died in Auschwitz in 1942. She was subsequently declared a Catholic martyr and saint. She campaigned publicly on issues relating to women’s rights and education.

March 3:  Richard of St. Victor is considered a link between the early tradition and the great mystical awakening.  He was born in 12th century Scotland.

$25 per session. Sign up to attend one or all of the spiritual programs in this series using the form below.

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.

Sister Jan Craven, SP

Sister Jan Craven, SP, is director of the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence. She is co-director of Providence Spirituality & Conference Center. She holds master’s degrees in spirituality and in the philosophy of religion and theology. She is a former teacher, director of religious education, pastoral associate, provincial councilor and tribunal advocate as well as the former director of postulants at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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