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Sisters continue Coffee with the Mystics series

Join the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, online or in person, for the final session of our newest Coffee with the Mystics series!

The workshop will take place from 1-3 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 13. Those planning to attend in person will meet in the Foley Room at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center. Virtual attendees will receive a link to the program.

All participants are asked to register one week prior to the date of each session. There will be a limit of 10 people for in-person sessions due to physical distancing. Wearing of a mask is required.

The final workshop of the series will feature Sister Paula Damiano exploring the life of Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet, faqih, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi mystic.

“We want to help people better understand that there is a mystical tradition in most faith traditions,” Sister Paula said. “Many of us who live in western cultures know only of mystics from European and Christian backgrounds. I believe it is important to understand that Christianity doesn’t hold the monopoly on mysticism.”

Sister Paula added that while Rumi was a very productive in his writings, for this workshop, she intends to place emphasis on specific entries.

“He certainly was a prolific writer, as were and are many of the mystics. We could never cover ALL of his writings,” Sister Paula said. “Rather, I’ll focus on those that seem to best express his relationship with the Divine.

“Since this is the final workshop of the series on the mystics, we’re hoping participants will offer their own suggestions of persons about whom they would like to learn more.”

Cost to attend for each event in the series is $10.

For more information, click here, or call 812-535-2952 or email provctr@spsmw.org.

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About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of nearly 250 women religious, with more than 280 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. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 17 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries may be found at SistersofProvidence.org.

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Jason Moon

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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