Advent Day of Prayer: Franciscan Spirituality and the Cosmic Christ

$40.00

Francis of Assisi delighted in the reenactment of the Bethlehem scene (at Greccio) because he saw it as  the core evidence of God’s extravagant love, a humble God who was willing to give up everything to become one of us so that he could teach us how to be God.  Francis wanted everyone to understand this poverty, this humility of God evidenced in Bethlehem. But this same Francis of Assisi had a strong sense that the Word of God whom John introduces to us in his prologue lives with us now in this present moment.  Francis may not have heard the word “Cosmic Christ” but the Christ he knew intimately in his heart was the Cosmic Christ who lives within us and all around us drawing us ever deeper into the heart of God.

December 11, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM (Includes Lunch)

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Francis of Assisi delighted in the reenactment of the Bethlehem scene (at Greccio) because he saw it as  the core evidence of God’s extravagant love, a humble God who was willing to give up everything to become one of us so that he could teach us how to be God.  Francis wanted everyone to understand this poverty, this humility of God evidenced in Bethlehem. But this same Francis of Assisi had a strong sense that the Word of God whom John introduces to us in his prologue lives with us now in this present moment.  Francis may not have heard the word “Cosmic Christ” but the Christ he knew intimately in his heart was the Cosmic Christ who lives within us and all around us drawing us ever deeper into the heart of God.

Julia Keegan, OSF, a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia, is an associate staff member at the Franciscan Spiritual Center. Her ministry includes authoring the Center’s Blog, overseeing the website and other electronic social networks, giving retreats, doing spiritual direction and offering workshops on gratitude, Franciscan theology, and evolutionary spirituality. She has extensive professional experience in health care, nursing education, ethics, development, and has been involved in offering programs at parishes and health care institutions.