Spirituality Programs

Saturday, November 17 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)

The Revolution of Tenderness in the Way of Francis and Clare

A Day of Reflection with author Gillian T. W. Ahlgren, Ph.D.

Using stories from her book, The Tenderness of God: Reclaiming Our Humanity, Gillian will draw us into the lives and insights of Francis and Clare and will explore ways to apply these insights in our world today.

Through moments of input, reflection and sharing we will explore:

  • The counter-cultural dimensions of tenderness of Francis and Clare and how we might respond to some of the cultural norms of our world today.
  • Francis and Clare’s desire to create a different type of community and how we are called to community today.
  • The importance of relationships at the margins to help us grow into our own humanity and care for God’s creation.
  • The meaning of tenderness and what we personally need to do to grow and sustain our tenderness and reclaim our humanity.

If desired, The Tenderness of God: Reclaiming Our Humanity will be available for sale at the Day of Reflection or may be purchased through Amazon or local bookstores.

$75 early registration by November 1 ($90 registration after November 1) - Lunch is included.

Facilitated by Gillian Ahlgren

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