Events:  Church Renewal

Thought Provoking Courses
Faith Enriching Conversations
Jan 26 - Mar 1 ($60)

What is character, and how does the desire to be a person of character inform a moral life?
Exploring the tradition of Christian reflection on developing character, this course addresses the topics of moral freedom, human sinfulness, and the nature of conversion. Feature film clips are used to discuss various themes emphasized in articles by Father Kenneth Himes, O.F.M. 
History of the Church II
Jan 26 - Mar 1 ($60)

New Course!
This course explores the events, people, and themes that shaped the Church from the 1300s to the 1960s. How did the Church respond to the reformations and revolutions that shaped this era? What does this say to us about our faith and our relationship to the Church today?
Feb 9 - Mar 22 ($60)

This course provides a basic overview of Ignatian spirituality. Beginning with the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola, this course explores the pillars of Ignatian spirituality including the Spiritual Exercises, prayer and contemplation, the Examen, and discernment. To complement the informative text and videos, online resources are provided for prayer experiences rooted in Ignatian spirituality.
Free Webinar Spotlight:

January 20
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

Please join us on January 20, 2022, at 6:00 PM ET, for a virtual discussion on synodality featuring Dr. Kristin Colberg of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University and Dr. Rafael Luciani of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and Expert to the Latin American Episcopal Council. Dr. Colberg and Dr. Luciani are both appointed as Experts for the Theological Commission of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops.

Let's talk Synod SAFELY - via Zoom!

We're finding a way to say YES! to Pope Francis's invitation to tell him about our experiences in church - joys, disappointments, anger, hopes - in spite of Rochester's winter weather and the wrath of COVID!

Don't Throw In The Towel will host our planned 3 Synod gatherings VIA ZOOM - to collect your words, and send them to Rome.

Mark your calendar:
Thursday, January 6, at 6:30 PM
Thursday, February 3, at 6:30 PM
Thursday, March 3, at 6:30 PM


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