December 31, 2020

New Year's Retreat Online- Spirituality and Care for Creation

Begin the New Year with a retreat morning

Saturday Jan 9, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Eastern. Click here for the time and date in your local area.

This program is free and will be presented online.

Those who register will get a link to participate in the program a day or two in advance.

There will be break times in the program to get up, move around, get a drink, just as would be done if it was in person.

Our presenter will be Dr. Catherine Wright, a theologian at Wingate University in North Carolina, author of two books titled: Creation, God, and Humanity: Engaging the Mystery of Suffering Within the Sacred Cosmos and Caring for Our Common Home, A Practical Guide to Laudato Si.
She is an engaging dynamic speaker, well versed in ethics, spirituality and theology, sustainability and its practical applications

The morning will end with a panel presenting the many ways in which "everything is interconnected, and that genuine care for our own lives and our relationships with nature is inseparable from fraternity, justice and faithfulness to others." (Pope Francis, Laudato Si')  

Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy South Central Justice Office    

Questions: Sr. Rose Marie      

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Start the New Year in preparation for this retreat with a “daily dose of notes” In preparation for the retreat, starting January 1, Dr. Wright will be posting daily on her website above “little notes on spirituality” – ideas, links, meditations for mind, body and spirit at

Catherine Wright (B.Sc, B.Ed, M.Div, Ph.D.) is an interdisciplinary scholar-practitioner working in Wingate, North Carolina in the Religion and Philosophy Department. She has helped to create a new institute on campus grounded in the principles of sustainable development called The Collaborative for the Common Good and was chosen to be its first Executive Director on August 1, 2020.  

Her thesis work focused on the implications of the new cosmology -- cosmogenesis -- on contemporary understandings of human suffering which is the topic of her first text: "Creation, God, and Humanity: Engaging the Mystery of Suffering within the Sacred Cosmos" (Paulist Press, 2017). She was ecstatic when it won an Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) Excellence in Publishing award in the category of Theology in 2018. 

She engages contemporary ethical issues via the intertwining lenses of eco-theology, liberation theology, ecofeminism, sustainability, and service-learning and community engagement. She constantly strives to bring these ecosocial justice concepts and planetary citizenship alive in the many talks, fundraisers, think-tanks, lyceums, advisory boards, retreats, field trips, and panels she participates in or hosts, and with the student organizations, she advises on campus. 

More about Dr. Catherine Wright can be found here 

Questions: Sr. Rose Marie      

Register Here

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