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Ideas in Passing
from Joan Chittister
The gift of work
At first glance, Millet’s The Gleaners, an oil
painting from the height of the mid-19th
century’s Second Industrial Revolution,
seems pastoral, bucolic, unthreatening. But
look again. There are two very powerful,
very contentious, ideas on a collision
course here.

The first idea comes from an echo of
scripture’s book of Ruth. There Ruth, a
young widow, supports herself and her
mother-in-law by collecting the leftovers in
the field after the harvest is finished. The
scene is a common one to the Jewish mind,
an act of community, mandated by the
Torah itself..
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WEEK'S IDEAS IN PASSING
DATE: September 20
TIME: 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. EDT (GMT-5)
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How do we form compassionate hearts: Hearts that are god-like? In
this live-streamed webinar, "Love, Forgiveness and Reconciliation: A
Call to Full Humanity," Joan Chittister will explore the difficult, but
fundamental summons to forgiveness that can both soften our own
hearts and transform the world community.

Sister Joan will guide us — step-by-step — to genuine forgiveness
rather than have us settle for a premature or shallow forgiveness.

She will deal with the gift of tears as an expression of sorrow for
personal and global suffering and outline how we can, if we choose,
bring healing to fractured situations. "Compassion," she writes, "is
the thread of God that runs through the soul of the human race."
And in this presentation she will invite and challenge us to become
who we are meant to be — the compassionate heart of God.

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St. Joseph’s Provincial House
Sisters of St Joseph
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September 18

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Faith Forum 2014
Christ Episcopal Church,
Charlotte, NC
October 12

Public conversation: Faith
Purpose and the Second Half of
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Wellesley College
Boston, MA
October 15
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McKenzie
Public lecture: The Way of the
Cross: In and Out of Our Lives

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
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University of South Carolina,
Columbia, SC
October 28
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Myser Initiative in Catholic
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St. Catherine University,
St. Paul, MN
October 30
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