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Integrating Spirituality and Mission


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How does our inner life in Christ shape our external life of service and outreach in the world? And does our burden for the world influence the way we grow in prayer? Focusing in particular on insights from Ignatius of Loyola (16th C. Spanish mystic), this seminar will explore the mutual interdependence between our spiritual lives and winsome witness in the world. We will also provide opportunity for group and personal prayer using Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises as our model. Come and be refreshed in both your prayer life and your heart for the world!

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Seminar Schedule:

Tues., Feb 19  
9:00 am Worship led by Bo Karen Lee
9:30 am Welcome, introduction & hopes
10:30 am Coffee Break
11:15 am Introduction to Ignatius of Loyola (Mystic, Missionary, Mobilizer)
12:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm The Examen prayer
4:00 pm Seminar concludes for the day
   
Wed., Feb 20  
9:00 am Ignatian Contemplation of the Gospels
10:30 am Coffee Break
11:00 am Ignation Contemplation of the Gospels (Part 2: Group Sharing)
12:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm Ignatian Colloquy Prayer
4:00 pm Seminar concludes for the day
   
Thur., Feb 21  
9:00 am Worship
9:30 am “DIP-IT” (Dialogical and Imaginative Prayer in the Ignatian Tradition)
10:30 am Coffee Break
11:00 am “DIP-IT” (Dialogical and Imaginative Prayer in the Ignatian Tradition) Contd
12:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm  “DIP-IT” – Wading deeply in Rev. 22:1-2 and Ezekiel 47:1-12
4:00 pm Seminar concludes for the day
   
Fri., Feb 22  
9:30 am Putting It All Together: Hopes for the Future
11:30 am Seminar concludes

Resource Person:

Bo Karen Lee is associate professor of spiritual theology and Christian formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She earned her BA in religious studies from Yale University, her MDiv from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, and her ThM and PhD from Princeton Seminary. She furthered her studies in the returning scholars program at the University of Chicago, received training as a spiritual director from Oasis Ministries, and was a Mullin Fellow with the Institute of Advanced Catholic Studies. Her book, Sacrifice and Delight in the Mystical Theologies of Anna Maria van Schurman and Madame Jeanne Guyon, argues that surrender of self to God can lead to the deepest joy in God. Currently, she is working on a volume, The Soul of Higher Education, which explores contemplative pedagogies and research strategies. A recipient of the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, she gave a series of international lectures that included the topic, “The Face of the Other: An Ethic of Delight.” She is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, and the American Academy of Religion; she recently served on the Governing Board of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, and is on the editorial  board of the journal, Spirtus, as well as on the steering committee of the Christian Theology and Bible Group of the Society of Biblical Literature. Before joining Princeton faculty, she taught in the Theology Department at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, where she developed courses with a vibrant service-learning component for students to work at shelters for women recovering from drug addiction and sex trafficking. She now enjoys teaching classes on prayer for the Spirituality and Mission Program at Princeton Seminary, in addition to taking students on retreats and hosting meditative walks along nature trails.

Select Publications

Sacrifice and Delight in the Mystical Theologies of Anna Maria van Schurman and Madame Jeanne Guyon(Notre Dame University Press, 2014) 
“The Face of the Other: An Ethic of Delight,” Ogbomoso Journal of Theology, Volume XVI, Winter 2011
“Madame Jeanne Guyon:  A Short and Very Easy Method of Prayer,” in Christian Spirituality: The Classics, ed. Arthur Holder (Routledge, 2009)