Nurturing the Radical Soul: Healing our Profane/Sacred Liminality
Fri 1 PM | Convo Hall 5
Sat 3 PM | Convo Hall 5
Mary Grace McCoy
Creating social justice is hard work! Where can a hungry activist turn for rooted spirituality? One answer might be Ignatian spirituality which can provide a framework for prayerfully engaging the social justice issues of our time. What might the Ignatian charism of “care for the whole person” contribute? How might Ignatius’ “discipline of transformation toward love” move us closer to the Peaceable Kingdom? Ignatian spirituality is revolutionary and will appeal to front-line “social justicers” as it heals the profane/sacred liminality we circumscribe our lives with, allowing us to “find God in all things”. This workshop will be a pilgrimage of sorts, a recognition that we are all “on the way”. We will draw on the Ignatian concept of inner freedom to discover where our own bias and blindness might still reside. We will challenge ourselves to form new ways of defining “we” that are radically inclusive. We will take time to listen with “holy boldness” for a different future.
Mary Grace McCoy
Mary Grace McCoy is co-founder of The Listening Place Spiritual Center in Durham, North Carolina. There she is a spiritual director and supervisor, and she also facilitates a formation program for spiritual directors. She frequently leads retreats on various topics, and particularly enjoys working with the Enneagram and leading directees through the 19th annotation of the Spiritual Exercises. The Listening Place Spiritual Center welcomes all who desire to experience God in their daily lives through contemplative prayer and action. It is a place for persons of any faith to come together, share the stories of their experiences of God, and deepen their spirituality through the Judeo-Christian story. The Listening Place is rooted in Ignatian spirituality and shares the desire of St. Ignatius to help others recognize how God is actively involved in everyday life and how to become the change God desires for the world.
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