As part of our adult formation efforts St. John of the Cross Parish sponsors a number of programs at The Well Spirituality Center located at 1515 West Ogden Avenue in LaGrange Park. Our sponsorship helps The Well bring many inspiring speakers to our area and allows for our parishioners to attend special programs free of charge. Mark your calendar to attend the next program sponsored by our parish. Register by calling the parish center office.
Saturday, October 6
9:30 – 3 pm
Facilitator: Gail Worcelo, SGM
There is a line in a poem by the poet /farmer Wendell Berry that says, “I am growing downward.” This beautiful image suggests a descent into the Earth Community by discovering ourselves more fully inside the sacred community of life.
During our time together, we will explore what it means to “grow downward” into our Cosmic Depths through images and directives from the work of Thomas Berry. We will work with the 3 governing themes of the universe, sometimes called – The Footprints of God – discovering them inside our own lives and translating them into action for our world.
Gail Worcelo, SGM, is the author of Holy Ground Where Catholic Tradition and the Universe Story Meet and cofounder of The Green Mountain Monastery in Vermont.
This program is co-sponsored with two neighboring parishes: St. John of the Cross and St. Francis Xavier.