Three Spiritual Retreats in Manhattan (updated)
September 12, 2012
Father Paul Murray, O.P., an internationally known theologian, writer, and lecturer on the spiritual life, will speak for the first time in New York City on three limited engagements. Father Paul Murray is the Chair of Spirituality at the Dominican Pontifical University of Saint Thomas in Rome. He was conferred with the STM (Master in Sacred Theology) by the Dominican Order. The award of STM is the highest internal honor that the Order can give to one of the brothers for their significant contribution to theology. Fr. Paul is a frequent guest on Vatican Radio and recently gave a talk in the English House of Lords – the first time a Dominican friar has done so to The House of Lords, England. ;
Fire and Fountain: The Living Experience of God.
Falling Toward God
Simple Prayer/Complicated Life. Question and answer discussion will follow. Tuesday September 25, 2012, 6:30 pm: Attendance is free. The reception is limited, register here for a ticket. Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Avenue.
The Art of Contemplation.
Saturday September 29, 2012, 10:00am – 1:00pm: Attendance is free. The reception is limited, register here for a ticket. Father Paul will uncover the foundations of the Dominican tradition of contemplation and its grounding in Christian witness and mission as it has developed over the centuries in the work of Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Siena, Meister Eckhart and many members of the Dominican Family. Father Allan White, O.P., will also present a talk entitled: Theology with a Paintbrush: Prayer and Incarnation in Renaissance Art Fr. Allan is the Director of the NYU Catholic Center. Originally from England he has spent most of his apostolic life as a Dominican in the pastoral care of university students and teaching in Edinburgh, Oxford, London and Cambridge. The Fifteenth Century Dominican Artist, Fra Angelico, is noted for the brilliance of his artistic technique and the sublime elegance of his painting. The theological and religious foundation on which this work was based is rarely investigated. In his presentation Fr Allan hopes to show the influence on Fra Angelico of a profound faith n the Incarnation lived in the context of the poverty and simplicity of the life of a Preaching Friar. NYU Catholic Center, 238 Thompson Street.