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Gathering the Fragments

Embracing Light and Darkness

2019-2020 Schedule


Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Church: In Darkness and in Light

Speaker: Fr. Steve Adrian

Lumen Christi in St. Paul  *  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Thursday, December 5, 2019

Building a Community of Civility

Speaker: Sr. Sharon M. Howell, CSJ

Carondelet Village Auditorium, in St. Paul  *  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Light Shines in the Darkness

Speaker: Catherine Cory

St. John Neumann in Eagan * 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

In John’s gospel, at a particularly tense and dangerous moment in the gospel’s narrative, Jesus tells those who are gathered around him, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). Even earlier, in the opening chapter of the gospel, we hear, “ the Light [sic. Christ] shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5).   In this session, we will dig deeply into the theme of light and darkness as it is described in the Gospel of John and in the First Letter of John and investigate what “walking in the light” might mean for our own spiritual journey and how it informs the ministry that we share with God’s creatures. We will also consider what gifts can come to us, when we face the “darkness” in our lives.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Retreat leader: Christine Luna Munger

St. Edward in Bloomington * 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

APM Annual Banquet

Binz Refectory at St. Thomas in St. Paul  *  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.