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Ideas in Passing
from Joan Chittister
The gift of vulnerability
Under all the pomp and steel, despite all
the money and guns, beyond all the status
and roles, the world, we all know down
deep, is a very vulnerable place. Nothing
stands completely safe from the exigencies
of living, the dailiness of survival, the
fragility of life even at its most benign.
Whatever our securities, the sense of
nakedness, of alert, of potential danger
never leaves us. We are vulnerable from all
sides, in and out, up and down, past,
present, and future. We fear vulnerability.
It takes a great deal of living to discover
that, actually, vulnerability comes to us
more as friend than as enemy..
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THE REST OF THIS WEEK'S IDEAS IN
PASSING
DATE: September 20
TIME: 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. EDT (GMT-5)
Includes Q&A

How do we form compassionate hearts: Hearts that are god-like? In
this live-streamed webinar, "Love, Forgiveness and Reconciliation: A
Call to Full Humanity," Joan Chittister will explore the difficult, but
fundamental summons to forgiveness that can both soften our own
hearts and transform the world community.

Sister Joan will guide us — step-by-step — to genuine forgiveness
rather than have us settle for a premature or shallow forgiveness.

She will deal with the gift of tears as an expression of sorrow for
personal and global suffering and outline how we can, if we choose,
bring healing to fractured situations. "Compassion," she writes, "is
the thread of God that runs through the soul of the human race."
And in this presentation she will invite and challenge us to become
who we are meant to be — the compassionate heart of God.

This webinar is presented free of charge through Monasteries of the
Heart, an online monastery founded by Joan Chittister. Your
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Fall 2014 Schedule
St. Joseph’s Provincial House
Sisters of St Joseph
Albany Province, Albany, NY
September 18
Public Lecture: Prophets of a
Future Not Our Own

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Faith Forum 2014
Christ Episcopal Church,
Charlotte, NC
October 12
Public conversation: Faith
Purpose and the Second Half of
Life

Wellesley College
Boston, MA
October 15
Joan Chittister and Janet
McKenzie
Public lecture: The Way of the
Cross: In and Out of Our Lives

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
Lecture
University of South Carolina,
Columbia, SC
October 28
Public lecture: Uncommon
Search for the Common Good

Myser Initiative in Catholic
Identity
St. Catherine University,
St. Paul, MN
October 30
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