Sinsinawa Mound Center offers retreats and programs as well as opportunities for personal reflection and renewal in a comfortable, rural setting.
Living Cosmology reflected in Pope Francis (via Zoom)
May 15 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$15.00
Our living creation story (or living cosmology) – within which we and all beings are immersed – reveals the deep-time values of differentiation, interiority and communion. These universal dynamics provide a comprehensive context from which to reflect on our tradition’s evolving religious consciousness and teachings. In this light we will reflect on Pope Francis’ teachings, especially the encyclicals, Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home and Fratelli Tutti – On Fraternity and Social Friendship. (image of Pope Francis illustrated by Greg Joens)
This mini-retreat looks through this doorway of our cosmological identity as a spiritual journey possessing inherent values, that live like seeds constantly activated within us as mutual respect, a culture of care, kindness, justice, healing – pathways to peace. These are cosmological tendencies and Gospel ideals aptly mirrored in the teachings of Pope Francis. We are humanitarian, Christian and Catholic within an amazing universal, self-emergent and intrinsically spiritual process of cosmogenesis living hand-in-hand with Christogenesis.
This 90-min retreat offers reflection on these converging themes, inspiring and challenging us as Christians and as cosmological beings sharing ‘a blessed common belonging’ in God’s Great Creation Story as yet unfolding within and around us.
Saturday, May 15, 2-3:30 p.m. CDT. You will receive the zoom link via email on Friday, May 14.
$15/person. Registration deadline is Thursday, May 13 at 4 p.m.
Presenter: Sister Maureen Wild, SC, MEd, is an educator, speaker and retreat guide focusing on themes of spiritual ecology. She served as Director of two spiritual-based ecological learning centres (US & Canada). She is featured in the book Green Sisters: A Spiritual Ecology, Harvard Univ. Press, 2007, and currently develops online Pax Gaia Educational & Retreat Initiatives. In the fall of 2019, Maureen enjoyed a visit to the land of Francis of Assisi in the Tuscany and Umbria areas of Italy. She lives on the BC coast of Vancouver Island, Canada.