Everyone loves family first. But too many of us have forgotten that as children of one Father, we are bonded in a kinship relationship with every created being. The Incarnation reveals definitively that the Heart of God beats at the center of the entire network of life. Discovering this ecological spirituality orients us toward reverence for all life, and provides the foundation for all of our work for justice, peace, and integrity of creation. Sr. Mary will lead us in a reflection on this religious vision of God's Creation and some spiritual practices that foster it. This virtual event will be the first of a series of workshops on care for creation sponsored by the Stuart Center and the Society of the Sacred Heart USC Province.
This is a recording of the presentation and reflection from September 21, 2020 in the Stuart Center Virtual Conference Center.
PRESENTER: Mary Frohlich, RSCJ
Sr. Mary is a Religious of the Sacred Heart who has been on the CTU faculty since 1993. She is a noted scholar of Carmelite spirituality, with publications on Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, and John of the Cross as well as on broader issues in the tradition. An active participant in the development of Spirituality as a discipline recognized within the academy, she served as President of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality in 2007-2008. Current research interests include the contributions of the physical and human sciences to insight into spiritual transformation, contemplative contributions to fostering ecological conversion, and methodological issues in spirituality. In addition to teaching, she writes and leads workshops on Carmelite spirituality, spirituality as an academic discipline, and ecospirituality. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and leading outdoor retreats.