Cordano Institute for Adult Spirituality

A series of three lectures that seek to provide busy adults with inspiration and intellectual stimulation to foster a deeper lived faith.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Mission Renewal Center's Bonaventure Room

Cost: Free - $10

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Religion, Faith, Worship


A lecture series in the tradition and honor of Fr. Virgil Cordano, OFM. A series of three lectures to provide busy adults with inspiration and intellectual stimulation to foster a deeper lived faith; to promote informed dialog within the Christian community; to link the Tradition of the Catholic Church with contemporary life.

Wednesday, September 19th 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Father Kenan Osborne, OFM
In 2012, we are celebrating 50 years after the Second Vatican Council, and during this time many questions, debates, and even arguments have taken place. A Catholic layperson can legitimately ask: What did the bishops at Vatican II really say? Have we all understood the same message? Why is there a lack of communication on some issues between today’s bishops and the generality of Catholic women and men? In this lecture, Fr. Kenan will look into this situation and see if and where some sort of clarity, peace, and interconnection can be found, specifically focusing on church leadership.

Father Kenan Osborne, OFM, is a Franciscan friar, scholar and teacher of international repute. He is the author of 17 books and a former president of the Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley where he was also a professor of systematic theology.

Wednesday, October 10th 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Gerry Straub, Author & Documentary Filmmaker
This talk sheds light on poverty and its crushing impact in both human and spiritual dimensions by exploring how film transforms people’s hearts and can be used to serve the poor. Gerry Straub fleshes out the Gospel call to care for “the least” in our society through his own conversion story and with powerful clips from his many films.

Gerry Straub is an award-winning filmmaker and author of six books, including the critically acclaimed book The Sun and Moon Over Assisi, named the best spirituality hardcover book of 2001 by the Catholic Press Association. A distinguished network television producer, Mr. Straub has written and directed 18 documentary films, including: “When Did I See You Hungry?”, which explores the Christian response to global poverty and is narrated by Martin Sheen. In 2003, The University of Dayton presented Mr. Straub with the Daniel J. Kane Religious Communications Award, for “an outstanding lifetime dedication to gospel values through various forms of Media.”

Wednesday, October 17th 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Alice MacDonald, M.A. Theology
Teilhard de Chardin, a Jesuit, a paleontologist, and a mystic struggled with his love of two things, God and the natural world. Did he have to forsake the one in order to love the other? How did he reconcile this tension? And what are its implications for our Faith and our World today?

Alice MacDonald has served the Catholic Community of Santa Barbara in adult education for the past 30 years. She has participated in various leadership roles in the Word and Life Faith Community, most of those years serving as Coordinator and retiring in March of 2008. In 1998 she received her Masters Degree in Theology from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

All lectures held at the Mission Renewal Center in the Bonaventure Room.
Driveway entrance is at 2300 Garden St where Pueblo St terminates. Proceed up the driveway and make the first right at the Mission Renewal Center sign and park in the visitor area.
Suggested donation: $10 at the door. For more information call 682-4713 ext. 133.

Phone: 805-682-4713

Event posted Sept. 14, 2012
Last updated Sept. 14, 2012


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