The Wisdom of Teresa of Avila
Saturday, January 25
Registration must be RECEIVED by Jan 18
Too few people know that there is a further journey following the first half of life. As we age and consider retirement or go through
transitions, in our work, in our families, in our community, in our health, we want to reach out for guidance and wisdom.
Teresa of Avila (1515-1585), a Spanish Carmelite, wrote her classic Interior Castle at the age of 62 years. This brilliant text is a summary of her experience of God—a map of a spiritual journey inclusive of the blessings and distractions encountered in the second half of life.
We will explore how the seven dwelling places of the Interior Castle can guide us in understanding and navigating our spiritual journey.
Maureen McDonnell, D.Min.
who currently leads a program in Spirituality and Aging in a Toronto parish. Following her retirement from teaching at Regis College, Toronto, her desire is for all to have the opportunity to deepen and enjoy their spiritual life for service in the world.