Lunch & Dialogue: Set Your Heart and Intentions on Fire this Lenten Season

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm


mystics, catholic, saints


Date: March 11

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost: $40

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Presenter: Gordon Creamer

Hildegard. Catherine. Teresa. Thérèse. These women saints have changed the course of history within the Church and around the world. The ways in which they struggled, persevered, and remained faithful to God and God’s plan for each of them is nothing short of inspirational. And, their generous sharing of Spirit-formed gifts alongside their patronage beyond death powerfully reflects the deposit of God’s grace in their lived experiences.

But, what exactly do these female Doctors of the Church have to contribute to our Lenten journeys in 2023? Join us for a delicious lunch and an opportunity for an afternoon retreat to explore some possible answers. A brief survey of the wisdom-filled writings of these mystics will be considered and contemplated during this program. And, utilizing exercises from editor, Vinita Hampton Wright’s Set the World on Fire, will inform our dialogue and inspire our prayer during our time together. Participants will be invited to connect with these rich resources while deepening their spiritual intentions for Lent as it unfolds. A closing ritual will offer participants a space to articulate personal takeaways and integration of what these incredible women are still offering to contemporary seekers and sojourners.

Guided by Gordon Creamer. Please bring along a journal for use during the program.

Gordon Creamer, creator of the Mission Bridge, earned his master’s in Spiritual & Pastoral Care from Loyola University. He has been involved in programming and operations in healthcare since 2001 at various Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Hospice communities. He is currently advancing towards a doctorate in Ministry at the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, MD. Gordon has facilitated numerous retreats and workshops that focus on creating opportunities for participants to explore and enhance their spirituality and well-being through various media. Affirming the journey of adults, individuals with memory impairment and members of the LGBTQ+ community is a passion for him. In the last several years, he has fostered support groups and programs for caregivers and those who are grieving losses. Gordon is also a certified spiritual director who welcomes all in discovering the spiritual life as a means of healing, growing and thriving. For more information, please visit www.themissionbridge.com.

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