Crossing the Great Divides
Sunday - Nov. 21st 1:00 - 2:30 pm 
Join Jean Feraca and her guest Gigi Ross for an important conversation on gender and spirituality.
In Jean's own words: "If you ever have the good fortune to hear Gigi Ross sing the Negro Spiritual, “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” you will know instantly that you are in the presence of a person of extraordinary depth. Pain sometimes really does refine the soul. Gigi was left in the hospital as an abandoned foundling. Later in life, he searched for his birth mother and, discovering she had terminal cancer, helped her to die. As a member of the 2022 Cohort of the Living School, I feel privileged to have Gigi as my teacher. When Gigi agreed to be a guest on Crossing the Great Divides to talk about the new gender revolution, I was overjoyed. This is a program you won’t want to miss". 

In our continuing series, celebrated public radio host Jean Feraca engages with three thinkers and activists from the front lines of today's most critical issues:

Sunday November 21, 2021 1:00 - 2:30
Gigi Ross - What is it like to be a black person who doesn't fit neatly into society's boxes?—Abandoned at birth, Gigi Ross was a foster child at 3 days old, a graduate of an Ivy League law school who lived homeless for 6 years, and identifies as male while living in a female body. Gigi was unclassifiable until a new generation of young people made it okay to be both male and female. Anthropologists have been telling us for decades that race is just a construct. Now we’re hearing the same thing said about gender. But if gender is just a construct, does that mean we’re all on a sliding scale?  
Sunday December 12, 2021 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Sr. Gabriele Uhlein - In 1219, in the middle of the Fifth Crusade, Francis of Assisi dared to cross enemy lines, against all odds the two leaders met and became friends in the course of a lively exchange. When Francis returned home, he wrote prayers inspired by his exposure to Islam and re-wrote his rule. Today, with enemy lines being drawn everywhere, the story of "the Saint and the Sultan" can give us hope, and instruction for our own lives.
Sunday January 23, 2022 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Paul Knitter - Is it possible to be both Buddhist and Catholic at the same time? Paul Knitter thinks so. After many decades of study and prayer, he now calls himself "a Buddhist Catholic" and is the co-author of Jesus and Buddha: Friends in Conversation. For many years, with numerous writings and teachings Knitter has been exploring how the religious communities of the world can cooperate in promoting human and ecological well-being. 
We are still in a time of pandemic and our divisions have never been sharper. In this time, let us dare to begin again, to lock arms and hearts and take up the task, impossible though it may seem, to make ourselves whole again.
The Christine Center is offering this series in keeping with our vision of “spiritual deepening for global transformation.” What we are facing right now is a spiritual crisis. A crisis of meaning. So many of us are wrestling with the existential question, “What is mine to do?”/What is mine to be?” Crossing the Great Divides is designed to help us live through that question. In the panhandle of this pandemic, we are offered a unique opportunity to re-think, re-group, and recover.
Session & Pricing Information:
  • We will gather using Zoom technology. The session will include a 45-minute conversation with our guest speaker and Jean Feraca, followed by large group Q&A and dialogue.
  • $25 per session or $60 for the series of three. We invite all to participate in these important dialogues. If this cost is prohibitive for your situation, please visit our scholarship page when you register. 
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Upcoming Retreat Offerings
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All online programs (indicated in red) are held using Zoom technology and occur in CST.
Zoom connection information for online programs will be sent
out in the 24 hours prior to the program
Offered as a gift to the Christine Center community
of guests, volunteers and friends.
with The Christine Center Sisters
Twice monthly: Full Moon Nov. 19, New Moon Dec. 4, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

with Sr. Gabriele Uhlein
Saturday Dec 11th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Monday through Friday Twice Daily Meditation
Join at 8:45am and 5pm, Monday through Friday
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with Joanne Nelson
Tuesdays beginning October 5th
$10 per session

with Ron Moor
Wednesdays from 10:30am to noon
$10 per session

with Jean Feraca
Sunday November 21, 2021 1:00 - 2:30 pm
$25 or $60 for the Series
The Sliding Scale of Race and Gender Identity in the
modern world with Gigi Ross

with Kara Vangen and Kathleen Graham
Sunday December 5th, 3:00 – 6:30 pm
$30 (Scholarship funds available)
(Onsite and Online)
December 10 - 12, 2021
with Sarah Ritter & Elaine Jones
$150 plus materials fee ($15), meals and lodging
Online $105
with Jean Feraca
Sunday December 12, 2021 1:00 - 2:30 pm
$25 or $60 for the Series
"The Saint and the Sultan" an inspiring 12th Century story of crossing "enemy" lines to create what seemed
impossible, with Sr. Gabriele Uhlein.

with Nancee Nystrom
December 17-19, 2021
$200, plus meals and lodging
(Onsite and Online)

with Sr. Gabriele Uhlein
December 21, 2021: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
A year of depth and Spirit-Tending in good company ~ The second Sunday of each month from 3:00 to 4:30pm.
Hosted by Sr. Gabriele Uhlein
$75 per season (3 sessions) or $240 for the whole series (12 sessions) ~ a $60 discount See full calendar by clicking title to view the program page
A special 6-session series online – The fourth Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30am.
Hosted by Sr. Gabriele Uhlein
$25 per session or $120 for the ~ a $30 discount
See full calendar by clicking title to view the program page

January 6 – 9, 2022 (Thursday through Sunday)
with Kali Higgins, Lety Seibel, Kyia Downing, & Christin Ament
$333, plus meals and lodging
Sunday, Jan 9, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
“Holy-Grounding: Dreams, Angels & Burning Bushes”
with Sr. Gabriele Uhlein
$75 for 3 Winter Sessions
or $240 Special for Year Long Series

Thursday, Jan 13, 2022, 2:00pm
through Friday, Jan 14, 2022, 2:00pm
with Tracy Chipman
$80, plus meals and lodging

Friday, Jan 14, 2022, 5:00pm
through Sunday, Jan 16, 2022, 1:00pm
with Tracy Chipman
$150, plus meals and lodging
Saturday, Jan 22, 2022
10:00am - 11:30am
with Sr. Gabriele Uhlein
$25 for single session, 6 part series $120

with Jean Feraca
Sunday January 23, 2022 1:00 - 2:30 pm
$25 or $60 for the Series
"Jesus and Buddha: Friends in Conversation" theologian Paul Knitter helps us find shared reality a across religious lines.
(Onsite and Online)

January 28-30, 2022
with Ron Moor
$150, plus meals and lodging
(Onsite and Online)
Thursday Feb. 4 at 5:00 pm, through Sunday Feb. 5, 2022 at 1:00 pm
with Lety Seibel and Tamarack Song
$225 per person, plus meals and lodging
$175 per person for online participation

February 18-20, 2022
with Kim Lovejoy LICSW, SEP & Christine Lord LICSW, SEP
$265, plus meals and lodging
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