Diocese of Saginaw

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Click here for detailed information about 2014-2015 Diocese of Saginaw retreats and enrichment opportunities at the Center for Ministry in Saginaw.


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The Art of Biblical Narrative                                               

Fr. Bill Taylor                                                  

Date:    April 18, 2015

Time:    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Location: Center for Ministry

Cost:    $35 (includes lunch)     

This seminar looks at the literary form called Biblical narrative, which encompasses half the books in the Old Testament as well as the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament.  It is named after the book by Robert Alter written in the early 80's of the last century.  After reviewing characteristics of biblical narrative and basic principles regarding reading it, we will look at the Joseph narrative in the Book of Genesis, the Book of Jonah, as well as selections from the Books of Kings – to see how these characteristics work out in practice and to reap the spiritual message of these narratives. Participants are requested to read Genesis 37-50 and the Book of Jonah in preparation for this offering.   

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An Evening of Enrichment for Spiritual Directors

Mary Schaffner

Date: May 27, 2015

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Center for Ministry

Cost: $15

Mary Schaffner, Associate Director of Spirituality Ministries of Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis, will offer an interactive evening of enrichment for spiritual directors. She will not only share "highlights and insights" from her training at Creighton University (where she received a Graduate Certificate of Spiritual Direction and Silent Directed Retreats from Creighton’s Christian Spirituality Program), but she will also draw from her own rich experience as a spiritual director.

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