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Non-Credit Programs

The following non-credit programs of January-May 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:   March 26
Time1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost$20.00

 The RETURN of the GLOBAL SEX TRADE and HOW WE CAN PREVENT IT
(Three Monday mornings)

Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State, has said that defeating human trafficking is a great moral crisis of our time. Participants in this program will discover the alarming rise of human slavery and will be introduced to the new generation of abolitionists who are leading the struggle to end this appalling epidemic.

Both men and women are welcome.

Presenter: Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU
Dates: February 3, 10, 17
Time10:30 – 11:20 a.m.
Cost$40.00

JULIAN of NORWICH: Icon of the Motherhood of God
(Four Friday mornings)

Julian of Norwich is a fourteenth century English mystic. Julian’s unique insights and wisdom are reason enough to study about her and meeting Dame Julian through her life and writings invites us to pray.

Both women and men are welcome.

Presenter: Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU
Dates: February 7, 14, 21, 28
Time10:30 – 11:20 a.m.
Cost:   $50.00

HILDEGARD of BINGEN: SYBIL of the RHINE
(Four Thursday afternoons)

Visionary, poet, composer, preacher and healer, Hildegard von Bingen, born in 1098, lived in Germany’s Rhineland during most of the twelfth century (1098-1179). Hildegard is a woman whose piety, strength and spiritual wisdom were renowned in her own time and can inspire us today. Pope Benedict XVI named her a doctor of the Church on October 7, 2012.

Both men and women are welcome.

Presenter: Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU
Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27
Time:  1:30 – 2:20 p.m.
Cost:   $50.00  

SOUL GARDENING  with Mechthild of Magdeburg
(Four Tuesday afternoons in April)

On four Tuesday afternoons in April, comes a special opportunity for the care of our soul. Guided reflections on the life and writings of the German medieval mystic, Mechthild of Magdeburg, 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: April 1, 8, 22, 29
Time: 1:30 – 2:20 p.m.
Cost:   $50.00

PARTNERSHIP GROUP
(Second Wednesday of the month)

The Partnership Group, in its 25th year, is continuing to study and discuss The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer

Both men and women are welcome.

Facilitator: Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU, and members of the partnership group
Dates: January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9 and May 14
Time7 – 9 p.m.

Registration is closed

SPIRITUALITY of BEAUTY
(Three Wednesday 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: March 5, 12, 19
Time1:30 – 2:20 p.m.
Cost:   $40.00

THE CANTICLE GROUP
(Friday mornings – 6 sessions)

This study group gains pleasure, knowledge, and inspiration from sharing materials that develop issues of justice, peace and spirituality. During this session we are continuing to explore lectures given by mythology scholar Joseph Campbell that have been filmed and initially seen on PBS.

Both women and men are welcome.

Facilitator: Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU
Dates:  March 21, 28; April 4, 11, 25; May 2
Time:  10 – 12 noon
Cost:   $30