The Name of God is Relationship: Exploring Prayer and Mercy in the Franciscan Tradition

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While some philosophers claim that the name of God is “pure being” and some theologians claim that the primary name of God is “the good”, Fr. Dan Horan, OFM suggests that the name of God is best understood as “relationship”. Beginning with the way that God reveals who God is to humanity throughout scripture and moving to take a deeper look at what the wisdom of St. Francis of Assisi and the spiritual tradition that bears his name tells us about God, this retreat encourages contemporary women and men to reconsider how they imagine their Creator, how they experience prayer and mercy, and how they renew their understanding of faith in the modern world.

Date, Time and Cost:

This program begins at 7:00 PM on Friday night, March 24, 2017 and ends at 11:00 AM on Sunday, March 26, 2017

The cost is $180 for residents or $130 for commuters.  There is a $50 Non-Refundable Deposit.  Your registration is not confirmed until your deposit is received.

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About The Presenter: Dan Horan OFM

Fr. Dan Horan, OFM, is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province (NY) in residence at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston, a columnist for America magazine, and the author of several books including, most recently, the award-winning The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Influence on his Life, Thought, and Writing (2014). His later book is God Is Not Fair and Reasons for Gratitude (2016). He is the author of more than eighty popular and scholarly articles, is a frequent lecturer and retreat director around the US, Canada, and Europe, and has previously taught in the Department of Religious Studies at Siena College and in the Department of Theology at St. Bonaventure University. Fr. Dan is the former Catholic Chaplain at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Thomas Merton Society. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Felician College (NJ) in 2015.

Date(s) - 03/24/2017 - 03/26/2017
All Day

Franciscan Spiritual Center

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