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Non-Credit Programs

The following non-credit programs of September through December 2014 represent the ongoing mission of the Contemporary Woman Program at Brescia University: to work toward a future in which the equality of men and women will be realized and respected so that the gifts of all people will be utilized and integrated to create a just and peaceful society. All programs will be held in Room 221 of the Science Building unless noted otherwise.

Brescia students may participate in any of these classes by registering with Sister Rose Marita.
Phone: 270-686-4275
Email: [email protected]

PRAYING with the ELEMENTAL UNIVERSE
(One Wednesday afternoon)

For ninety minutes we will dive deeply into the elements of air, earth, fire and water and encounter there the Mystery that hides in all things. We will approach with reverence and hopefully will be drawn more deeply into contemplation of the abiding presence of God in all things.

Both women and men are welcome.

Presenter: Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU
Date: October 15
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $20.00

HALF the SKY:  TURNING OPPRESSION into OPPORTUNITY for WOMEN WORLDWIDE
(Three Monday mornings)

Inspired by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book, participants will view and be invited to learn from this DVD series. It is a passionate call-to-arms, urging us not only to bear witness to the plight of the world’s women but to help to transform their oppression into opportunity.

Both men and women are welcome.

Presenter: Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU
Dates: October 6, 13, 27
Time: 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.
Cost: $40.00

WOMEN DOCTORS of the CHURCH
(Five Thursday afternoons)

This course of five sessions will provide an opportunity to explore the life and writings of the four women doctors of the Church: Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, Thérèse of Lisieux and Hildegard of Bingen.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Both women and men are welcome.

Presenter: Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU
Dates: September 25; October 2, 9, 23, 30
Time: 2:00 – 2:50 p.m.
Cost:
$60.00

ECOLOGY and RELIGION
(Three Wednesday afternoons)

 Based on the book, Ecology and Religion, by John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker, participants in this program will be invited to explore and examine the role that religions could play in resolving the complex environmental concerns of today.

Both men and women are welcome.

Presenter: Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU
Dates: November 5, 12, 19
Time: 1:30 – 2:20 p.m.
Cost:
$40.00                                                    

SOUL GARDENING
with CATHERINE of SIENA
(Four Tuesday afternoons in November)

On four Tuesday afternoons in November, comes a special opportunity for the care of our soul. Guided reflections on the life and writings of Catherine of Siena will be used to awaken, on a deeper level, the gift of life that is ours to live now.

Both women and men are welcome.

Presenter: Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU
Dates: November 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 1:30 – 2:20 p.m.
Cost: $50.00

PARTNERSHIP GROUP
(Second Wednesday of the month)

The Partnership Group, in its 26th year, has chosen to study and discuss Resurrecting Jesus by Adyashanti

Both men and women are welcome

Facilitator: Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU and members of the partnership group
Dates: September 10, October 8, November 12 and December 10
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $20.00

SPIRITUALITY of BEAUTY
(Three Thursday afternoons)

This course of three sessions will provide an opportunity to explore the theme of beauty and its important role in spirituality.

Both men and women are welcome.

Presenter: Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU
Dates: November 6, 13, 20
Time:  2:00 – 2:50 p.m.
Cost: $40.00

THE CANTICLE GROUP
(Friday mornings – 12 sessions)

This study group gains pleasure, knowledge and inspiration from sharing materials that develop issues of justice, peace and spirituality. During this semester we are studying the relationship between incarnational spirituality and the powers of the universe.

Both women and men are welcome.

Facilitator: Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU
Dates: September 5, 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21; December 5
Time:  10 – 12 noon
Cost: $60 for the 12 sessions