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Winter Programs – 2019

The Mystery of the Cross: Exploring the Gospel of Mark

Fr. George Smiga, Ph.D.

Eight Saturdays January 12 to March 2, 2019

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  $120.00

Forest Hill Presbyterian Church

3031 Monticello Blvd., Cleveland Hts., OH 44118

Please Note: the price listed on the postcard/poster was incorrect. The correct price is $120 (not $90).

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The four gospels in the New Testament were originally writings of small faith communities. It is likely that the author of the Gospel of Mark was the creator of the gospel form: an account of Jesus’ ministry, followed by his death and resurrection. This course will examine why Mark developed that particular literary form and how its acceptance has influenced Christian history and theology.

Lincoln, Merton, Day and King: Four Americans who Impressed Pope Francis

Alan Kolp, Ph.D.

Four Mondays, January 21, January 28, February 4, February 11, 2019

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  $60.00

Lakewood Presbyterian Church

14502 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

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In his 2015 speech to the US Congress, Pope Francis mentioned four Americans as “a way of seeing and interpreting reality.” These four were Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton. The four-week seminar will discover the spiritual heart of each of these four amazing human beings. This discovery will outline key spiritual themes for life and action in 21st century America.

The Mandala Workshop: Weaving Spiritual Traditions

Natalie Weaver, Ph.D.

A Saturday Workshop, February 2, 2019

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  $40.00

Ursuline College   Room: Pilla Center 138

2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, 44124

Bring a lunch or food for sale in Ursuline food court.

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For the last 17,000 years, mandalas have been used as cross-cultural symbols of the union between humanity, Earth and the universe.  This workshop will offer an understanding of mandalas and will focus on making, praying and living out what the mandala means in the 21st century.

A Lenten Art Retreat

2017 Art Retreat
2017 Cleveland Museum of Art Retreat

Rev. Deacon Lydia Bailey

A Saturday Morning Experience, Saturday March 9, 2019

10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. $40.00. Lunch Available in the Cafeteria

The Cleveland Museum of Art

11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland 44106

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This will be a different art museum experience.  It will be a semi-self-directed Lenten retreat involving the participant’s reflection on a single piece of art.  The retreat leader will prepare participants for choosing a piece of art for personal reflection.  The art work one settles on can speak to us spiritually without having a conventional religious subject. It can be an icon that serves as a window into God.