Wherever you find yourself on your own journey of spiritual discovery this summer, the Recovery Commission of the Diocese of West Tennessee invites you to share three Monday evenings with us as we study Richard Rohr’s outstanding book, Breathing Underwater, Spirituality and the Twelve Steps. The study will be held June 25, July 23, and August 27, from 6-7:30 at The Church of the Holy Communion. Richard Rohr’s book is a practical guide for bringing 12 step spirituality to the world and strives to help us uncover ways we can further connect to a deeper relationship with the God of our understanding. Please join us.
After the book study we will continue a deeper discussion of Breathing Underwater during our overnight fall retreat on September 14th and 15th, where the focus will turn to the action steps—10, 11 and 12 of the same book by Richard Rohr. The featured presenter for the retreat will be Ron Hofius, who was a member of the first cohort of students at The Living School for Action and Contemplation with Father Richard Rohr, and who currently resides in New Mexico. We look forward to hearing about the unique point of view from someone who has been practicing both action and contemplation for many years.
Please RSVP to Shannon Tucker at shannon.tucker [at] gmail [dot] com?subject=Breathing%20Under%20Water" target="_blank">shannon.tucker [at] gmail [dot] com or 901-281-0785 if you plan to come to the book study and look for the retreat registration to open sometime in late June.
Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.
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