The Bishop’s Learning Series
Mystics and Poetry: Doorways to the Spiritual Path
8 weekly sessions beginning on January 25/26/28 led by Bishop Taylor
Mondays, 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 1 p.m.; or Thursdays, 1 p.m. (choose best time for you)
We live in a time of disorientation. However, in times of turmoil, we must remember who we are, why we are here, and what we are called to do by looking at the core writings of several spiritual teachers as well as a broad exposure to mystical poetry. In times of confusion, we need reorientation. We need a different metaphor or way of mapping our world. The mystics we will encounter include St. Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Simone Weil, John of the Cross, Howard Thurman and Thomas Merton. The mystics will enable us to go deeper in our connection to God by describing their spiritual path. In essence, they will offer different maps to approach the holy.
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