The Science of Evolution: Teilhard's Pathway to God
Saturday January 30
Although some people continue to find science and religion irreconcilable and others fail to see any connection between the two, Jesuit paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin would disagree. After some years of struggle, he found that the science of evolution actually enhanced his incarnational theology and supported his mysticism. During the morning session, we will explore aspects of Teilhard’s synthesis of evolution and incarnation. In the afternoon, we will consider how this synthesis nourished his already profoundly mystical spirit.
Change the Narrative: Young Adults on Anti-racism
Saturday February 6
When the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Stephon Clarke at the hands of police in the spring of 2020 stirred Americans into greater awareness of racism, the protests that ensued had a new tone. Young people of all races came out as never before and had a different perspective on how America must move forward. Find out what they are seeing and what their vision is.
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"Hallelujah" performed by Yolanda Adams at the COVID-19 Memorial
"The Lord is My Light" Taize
"Go Light the World" by Chris Rice
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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B
Jonah 3:1-5, 10 and Mark 1:14-20

What might happen if we let God really touch us? Maybe our wounds would heal. Maybe we would be able to see the beauty of every living thing and reverence it all. Maybe we could move passed suffering, alienation and bullying to a lasting and just peace and bounty for everyone. These will be the qualities of the Kingdom of God that Jesus enacts throughout Mark’s gospel. Why do we doubt that this possible, when our doubt prevents this from happening? Read more…

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  • Recall a time you had trouble accepting the path God was calling you to walk. How did you come around to being open to it?
  • Where has God surprised you by appearing this week? Was your response all it could have been?

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We are still offering Spiritual Direction via phone and teleconferencing. Contact Cathy Maguire, RSM at cmaguire@cranaleith.org or 215-858-6239. 
Psychotherapy is also available. Please contact Leslie Porreca, RSM, LCSW. 

Individual retreats available -- both online and onsite options! Call Maria DiBello, RSM, at 215-934-6206 or visit our website www.cranaleith.org/retreats to learn more.

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