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More PrintMarch 8, 2018 9:30 am - 11:00 amSt Joseph Center1501 South Layton Blvd, Milwaukee (27th St & Greenfield Ave)4143855261www.sssf.org “How can souls be restored in a violent world?” Scripture scholar Bea Dorsey, OSF, PhD, a School Sister of St. Francis, will lead a three-part Lenten discussion series that will examine this question. “Reverence: A […]

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March 8, 2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am

St Joseph Center

1501 South Layton Blvd, Milwaukee (27th St & Greenfield Ave)

4143855261

“How can souls be restored in a violent world?” Scripture scholar Bea Dorsey, OSF, PhD, a School Sister of St. Francis, will lead a three-part Lenten discussion series that will examine this question.

“Reverence: A Dialogue for Nonviolent Living,” will meet March 8, 15, and 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Center, 1501 S. Layton Blvd. (Greenfield Ave. at 27th St.) on Milwaukee’s south side.

The series is sponsored by the School Sisters of St. Francis’ Justice and Peace Office as a means of engaging others in the cause to heal division, promote social equality, support the underserved and marginalized, and promote better stewardship of all creation.
“In this series, we will respond to the teachings of Jesus, peace activist Daniel Berrigan, and philosopher Beatrice Bruteau, to gain insight on nonviolent living in today’s world,” Sister Bea explained. Each spiritual teacher will be the focus of one gathering.
“I will provide pieces of input and facilitate large group discussion,” Sister Bea continued. “We then will have table talk on these questions: What does this have to say to you about nonviolent living? And how does it relate to contemporary issues of justice and peace? Large group feedback on these two questions will follow.”

She said the goal of the gatherings will be to stimulate discussion that will embolden participants to commit to peacemaking efforts.
For many years, Sister Bea was lecturer at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology in Hales Corners, and she continues to offer theological workshops at Alverno College. A popular speaker, Sister Bea gave a workshop titled “Scripture Wisdom, Human Frailty” at St. Joseph Center last year, when she applied the Book of Genesis to address the questions, “Why does brother kill brother, and why do people find it so hard to get along?”

“Reverence: A Dialogue for Nonviolent Living” is especially appropriate during the Christian season of Lent, with its focus on repentance and forgiveness. The cost is $10 per session ($30 for the series), and advance registration is encouraged. Checks should be made payable to: School Sisters of St. Francis, c/o Sister Durstyne Farnan, OP; 1501 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215. Convenient free parking is available in the St. Joseph Center lot at 29th St. and Orchard St. Contact: dfarnan@sssf.org or 414-385-5261.

About the School Sisters of St. Francis
The School Sisters of St. Francis are an international community of Catholic sisters who unite with others to build a just and peaceful world. Founded in 1874, they now have sisters, associates, staff, donors and volunteers actively working to address the needs of those who are poor and marginalized by society. Their mission is thriving throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and India. In the U.S., School Sisters live and minister in 15 states, addressing needs in education, holistic wellness and healing, pastoral ministry, spiritual growth, social justice, and the arts. For more information about the School Sisters of St. Francis, please visit www.sssf.org.

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