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Ecumenical Advocacy Days: A Time for Renewal, of Learning, of Prayer, of Hope, and of Advocacy! FRANCISCAN LIFE - April 29, 2015 ... Churches of Christ in the U.S.; Sr. Patricia Chapel, SNDdeN, executive director of Pax Christi USA; and Douglas G. Grace, director of Ecumenical Advocacy Days. The main speaker for the evening was Rev. Traci Blackmon, pastor of Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri. Her powerful presentation, based on the Acts of the Apostles, set the tone for the remainder of the weekend and addressed the issues that would become the focus of our lobbying efforts. You can capture a ...http://franciscanlife.blogspot.com/2015/04/ecumenical-advocacy-days-time-for.html
Companion Retreat Day: Opening Our Hearts to God's Love! FRANCISCAN LIFE - April 9, 2015 ... introduced the day's topic: "Franciscan Contemplation: Opening Wide our Hearts to God's Love.'' During the day, Julie developed the topic from two perspectives: "Contemplative Awakening: Facing Vulnerability and Its Implications for Following Francis and Clare" and "Wholeheartedness in the Franciscan Contemplative Stance." Using a series of PowerPoint slides, music, and film, she addressed the place of vulnerability in our human development—both its healthy and unhealthy ...http://franciscanlife.blogspot.com/2015/04/companion-retreat-day-opening-our.html