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Non-Credit Programs

The following non-credit programs of September through December 2015 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]

 DOROTHY DAY: ICON of the STREETS
(Four Wednesday afternoons)

Dorothy Day is one of the most dynamic and beloved religious figures in modern history. Her work continues today around the world in over 180 houses of hospitality and soup kitchens. Participants will be taken through Dorothy’s personal journey, anti-war protests, arrests and her death in 1980 at the home she founded for homeless women.

Both women and men are welcome.

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

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 using a DVD program entitled: Fables and Faith: Understanding the Gospel with Aesop’s Fables.

Both men and women are welcome.

Facilitator: Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU
Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 25 October 2, 9, 23, 30 November 6, 13, 20
Time: 10 – 12 noon
Cost: $60. ($30 for each six week session)

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 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: December 2, 9, 16
Time: 1:30 – 2:20 p.m.
Cost: $40.00

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

Visionary, poet, composer, preacher and Healer. Hildegard von Bingen, born in 1098, lived in Germay’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 women and men are welcome.

Presenter: Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU
Dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 1:30-2:20 p.m.
Cost: $50.00

PARTNERSHIP GROUP
(Second Wednesday of the month)

The Partnership Group, in its 27h year, has chosen to study and discuss Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender by David R. Hawkins.

Both men and women are welcome.

Facilitator: Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU, and members of the partnership group
Dates: September 9, October 14, November 11 and December 9
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $20.00 per person

Galileo: Science, Faith and the Catholic Church
(Three Monday mornings)

What can Galileo’s life and ideas teach us today? How did he become the symbol of the debates between science and religion? Through a 4 DVD set video presented by Dr Guy Consolmagno, President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation, a leading astronomer and meteoriticist and a Jesuit Brother, we will explore these qustions and more.

Both women and men are welcome.

Presenter: Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU
Dates: December 7, 14, 21
Time: 10:30-11:20
Cost: $40.00

Soul Gardening with Teilhard de Chardin
(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 Teilhard de Chardin 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 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 1:30 – 2:20 p.m.
Cost: $50.00