This winter, we will offer an afternoon in honor of our winged brothers and sisters. Our guest speaker will inspire us with images of wildlife and our need to preserve their habitats. We will consider the effects of climate change and how we can do our part to ensure a healthy planet for all God’s creatures. Weather permitting, we will participate in the Audubon Society’s Great Backyard Bird Count. Bring your binoculars! This is a joint event of our Spirituality, Ecology and Justice ministries.
Date: Saturday, February 16, from 1:00-3:00 PM
Presenters: Nature photographer Don Weiss and Luke Badaczewski, our Coordinator of Grounds and Environment
Be still and know that I am God. – Psalm 46:10
This six-week introductory course provides an opportunity for those interested in Christian meditation to experience the practice in a small group. We will learn about its origins and discover its relevance as a form of prayer for the contemporary world.
March 4 – What is Christian meditation?
March 11 – John Main
March 18 – The roots of the tradition
March 25 – The wheel of prayer
April 1 – Leaving self behind
April 8 – The fruits of meditation
Time: 6:30-7:45 PM
Cost: $100 for the six-week series or $20 per session.
Presenter: Sister Cynthia Comiskey serves on the U.S. Executive Council of the World Community for Christian Meditation. She has conducted workshops around the country on Christian meditation and teaching Christian meditation to children. Sister Cynthia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice. She previously ministered as an elementary teacher and school counselor.
Taizé Prayer, a form of prayer which originated in a 20th century French ecumenical monastic community, includes chants, reflection, silence, petitions and the lighting of candles. This form of prayer touches the mind, eases the body and opens one’s spirit to the presence of God. Taizé Prayer is held in the Motherhouse Chapel.
Dates: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 PM
September 5, October 3, November 7, January 2, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3
Prayer Leader: Sister Roseann Gaul, CSJ, 724-888-6809
Cost: There is no cost for these events.
This weekend retreat is based on the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola. We will provide Scriptural-based prayer in a contemplative mode in an atmosphere of silence and quiet prayer. Your retreat will include daily liturgy and you will have the opportunity for daily individual retreat direction.
Dates: Begins Friday, March 8, at 7:00 PM and concludes on Sunday, March 10, at noon
Cost: $140 includes meals, lodging and individual direction.
Retreat Directors: Sister Catherine Higgins, CSJ, and Father Philip Fogarty, SJ
Join the Pittsburgh Religious Vocation Council for a high school women’s retreat!
Presenter Merritt Donoghue, 24, will inspire students to embrace their relationship with God in high school and through their early twenties. Merritt is an event planner and dynamic speaker who traces her love of people, ministry and communications back to her days at Our Lady of Sacred Heart High School. She serves on the Catholic Women’s Fellowship Pittsburgh Conference Team and works as Community Engagement Manager for De Fer Coffee & Tea.
Join Merritt and treat yourself to a day of conversation, worship and prayerful exploration on the Sisters’ sacred grounds with new and old friends. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be offered. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
To register for this free event, email your name, phone number and high school to firstname.lastname@example.org.