March 15 – “JOHN OF THE CROSS AND TERESA OF AVILA:
A Mysticism For Everyday Life” - 7 p.m. at the Spiritual Renewal Center
Here’s a unique opportunity to learn about two of the greatest mystics of the Christian tradition from a man who grew up where these saints lived and taught. We’re so pleased to be bringing Dr. Cristóbal Serrán-Pagán y Fuentes, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Valdosta State University in Georgia, to the Spiritual Renewal Center for this lecture!
Cristóbal was born in Ceuta in northern Africa and raised in Granada, Spain. He received his Ph.D in Religious Studies from Boston University, where he wrote his doctoral dissertation on St. John of the Cross.
In this presentation, Cristóbal will examine the Carmelite ideal of the mixed life, which includes both the contemplative and the active dimensions. Drawing on the insights of John and Teresa, he will set forth a holistic model of how we might integrate these two dimensions in our own lives as Christians today. He will highlight their mystical vision that a healthy life of prayer is based on good works when every act is performed for the greater glory of God. When we live thus, everything we do becomes a prayer, including our work.
Center director Jim Krisher heard Cristóbal speak at the International Thomas Merton Society conference in Chicago, and was very impressed with his knowledge and his enthusiasm for his subject. We know you too will be glad for this opportunity to learn about the Spanish mystics from a great Spanish scholar and teacher!
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