Maryknoll Sisters – Making God's Love Visible

FINDING A WAY IN THE WILDERNESS: Drawing Courage through the Art of Film

Start Date:
Monday, July 19, 2021
End Date:
Friday, July 23, 2021
The Maryknoll Sisters Residence
10 Pinesbridge Road
Ossining, NY 10562
United States

In his article Desert Attentiveness, Desert Indifference: Countercultural Spirituality in the Desert Fathers and Mothers, Belden C. Lane writes: “On the far side of emptiness, where brokenness and disorientation overtake us, where death awaits us, we learn to care – and not to care.” Disruptions in our lives remind us we are not in control of what happens to us. With time and accommodation, we come to realize that our response to life’s disruptions constitutes the fiber – the character and integrity - of our lives. Film artists remind us of these truths and invite us into the spiritual discipline of “wakefulness.” Do we want to be awakened?


Resource Person: Larry Lewis, MM, PhD, ordained in 1975, served in the Hua Ming Counseling Center, Taipei, Taiwan. From 1988-1991 he taught American literature, family psychology, writing and film at Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China. He was Rector of Maryknoll Seminary for 6 years and for 20 years co-coordinated the China Educators & Formators Project. Since 2003, Larry has offered retreats and workshops throughout China. He served 4 years at the Cenacle Retreat Center, Ronkonkoma, NY, and now serves in the Maryknoll Office of Society Personnel. Larry holds a Doctorate in Spirituality from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. He authored The Misfit: Haunting the Human-Unveiling the Divine (Orbis Books, 1997).


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