Book Study: The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality

Book Study:
The Holy Longing:
The Search for a Christian Spirituality

Dates: Thursdays, September 21,28, October 5,12,19,26

Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Ronald Rolheiser makes sense of what is frequently a misunderstood word: spirituality." Using an intergenerational approach, we will be searching to understand what Christian spirituality means and how to apply it in our own lives.


Facilitators: Bruce Coates, Michaela Prozniak, Bonnie Quinn, James Penner, and Theresa Parker, csm

Bruce Coates is a Master's student at the University of Lethbridge, currently researching classical Islamic mysticism. Born and raised in Olds, Alberta, Bruce moved to Lethbridge in 2010, earning his BA in Psychology and Philosophy in 2016.

Michaela Prozniak is a third year nursing student at the University of Lethbridge. She is on the L'Arche Lethbridge Board, and is very involved with Youth and Children's ministry within All Saints Catholic Parish.

Bonnie Quinn is a millennial who has worked with James Penner & Assoc., speaking at workshops about millennials and their relationship to the church. She has a BA in Intercultural/ Biblical studies from Bethany College. Her passion is working with seniors and she is presently in school working towards her recreational therapist degree.

James Penner is a youth sociologist for Ambrose University and Briercrest College and Seminary. His research focuses on Gen Z youth and millennial young adults and their relationship (or lack thereof) with Protestant and Catholic faith communities. James and his wife Claire run James Penner and Associates, a research firm that resources individuals and organizations that care about youth, their families and their communities.

Theresa Parker, csm, has a background in elementary and secondary education. She holds a Masters Degree in Theological Studies and is a trained spiritual director. Her interest lies in being present to people as they grow in awareness of God in their daily lives. She is presently the director of Martha Retreat Centre.

Cost: $60, Book $18 at Dove's Books Store


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