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.