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FOUR SPANISH MYSTICS: Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, & Maria de Agreda
Monday, January 14-Friday, January 18, 2019
This extraordinary group from the "Golden Age" of Spanish mysticism both reformed religious life and profoundly impacted the practice of Christian spirituality. Their far-reaching influence continues today. Through their writings, we will explore the vision and prayer practices of these Jesuit, Carmelite, and Franciscan men and women which drew them into ever-deeper relationships with Christ. We will invite these holy ones to share the fruit of their spiritual gifts, as they guide and accompany us on our own paths towards spiritual transformation.
Dr. Laura Dunham, former academic, retired Presbyterian minister, and Catholic convert in 2012, is an oblate of St. Benedict's Monastery in MN. She holds a PhD., MDiv, and Certificate in Spiritual Formation. Teaching and writing about Christian spirituality, guiding the Ignatian Exercises, and leading retreats and group studies of the mystics are her current work. Laura is the author of Path of the Purified Heart: The Spiritual Journey as Transformation (Cascade Books, 2012) and Extraordinary Time: Spiritual Reflections from a Season with Cancer, Death, and Transition (Cascade Books, 2018). A resident of Riverside, CA, she invites inquiries about her work through her website, www.laura-dunham.com.