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Ideas in Passing
from Joan Chittister
Three stages of the spiritual life
The spiritual life is not a template; it is a
process meant to change our lives. There
are stages in the spiritual life that move us
from one level to another.

The first is compliance. The Ten
Commandments dominate in this phase.
Being spiritual in this phase depends on
keeping a list of do’s and don’ts, on keeping
the “rules”—whatever they are—on being
perfect.

The point is that we don’t make choices in
this stage. Not real choices. We simply
conform or rebel. We do what we’re told
but never ask ourselves whether or not what
we’re doing has anything at all to do with
Beatitudes or not.   .
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Fall 2014 Schedule

Faith Forum 2014
Christ Episcopal Church,
Charlotte, NC
October 12
Public conversation: Faith
Purpose and the Second Half of
Life

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
Lecture
University of South Carolina,
Columbia, SC
October 28
Public lecture:  Common Good:
An Uncommon Search For
Common Ground

Myser Initiative in Catholic
Identity
St. Catherine University,
St. Paul, MN
October 30
Public lecture

Jefferson Education Society
Global Summit
Bayfront Convention Center,
Erie, PA
November 7
Public presentation, “The Role
of Citizens in a Just World
Power”

Wellesley College
Boston, MA
November 15
Joan Chittister and Janet
McKenzie
Public lecture: The Way of the
Cross: In and Out of Our Lives
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