“Aged to Perfection”: The Best Wine IS Last! (October 17 to October 19, 2017) — CLOSED a second one offered

DESCRIPTION: (This Event is closed — All places full — see September 19 for a second option of the same program.)

Archetypal psychologist James Hillman said, “There’s an innate wisdom in the process of aging and dying: the best wines have to be aged in cracked old barrels.  The breakdown of our bodies deepens, softens, and matures the soul.” In using the images of the vine, the vineyard, and the wine which is their fruit, the Gospel of John provides us with some critical insights on the intrinsic relationship between celebration and suffering, and offers a challenging perspective on the way in which we view what can truly make our senior years “productive.”  We invite you to join us for these days to reflect on how our own experience of aging “matures the soul.”

Date, Time and Cost:

This program begins at 7 PM on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 and ends at 11 AM on  Thursday, October 19, 2017.  This is a sponsored program so the cost is $80.  There is a $10 non-refundable deposit.  Because it filled so quickly a second offering of this program is schedule from Steptember 19, 2018 to September 21, 2018 (Please see that option to register

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(If you pay the deposit online via PayPal there is no option for coming back to pay the remaining amount online. The remaining amount must be paid by a check (mail in or pay on your arrival) or by cash when you arrive for the program. There is no way of processing a credit card at the center. If you really want to pay everything by credit card then pay in full at the time of online registration. If the program is canceled you will receive the full payment back via PayPal. If you are unable to attend the program, the remainder after the deposit will be paid back via PayPal.)

About The Presenter: Clare D'Auria OSF

Clare D’Auria, OSF, a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia, is an associate member of the Center, having recently completed six years on the congregation’s leadership team. For almost half of her forty years in ministry, Clare has served in retreat ministry, offering directed and conference retreats and workshops in Franciscan spirituality. Clare also serves as a staff member of the Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs in Assisi, Italy. With an MA in Theological Studies from the Washington Theological Union, she is a certified spiritual director and supervisor for spiritual directors at Neumann University.

Date(s) - 10/17/2017 - 10/19/2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 am

Franciscan Spiritual Center

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