The daily scripture readings leading to the Feast of Pentecost from the Gospel of John present to the thoughtful reader a rich array of concepts that are aligned with emerging cosmological and spiritual insights. Deep Time and the forever unfolding future are present, as is the fundamental grasp that all things are bound together. What will become the one Earth Community is present as are the undergirding framework of Kenosis and the call to faithfully fulfill the tasks of one’s own life and time.
These thoughts contain the essence of what will be explored during this Mission Institute program. They are the underpinnings supporting the work we will engage in interpreting how God’s Spirit is manifest to us now, in our time.
Consonant with this, we will look at the components of an integral spiritual path, providing the tools for ongoing personal work.
Finally, looking back through time, we see that through the ages our ancestors in the faith struggled to understand more fully and with greater clarity God’s holy presence within them and around them. Faithful to this standard, we too shall spend time in common exploration, mutually uplifting our spirits and deepening our grasp of the sacred.
Resource Person: Ann Braudis, MM, PhD., as a missioner in the Philippines, Ann founded the Center for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation. She obtained her doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology from the Asian Social Institute, Manila, Philippines. As a representative to the United Nations, she was co-chair of the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development and received the International Council of Women Award for Outstanding Achievement for Sustainability.