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Engaging the Bible as Scripture: Reading Scripture for All It’s Worth

Instructor: Dr. Barbara Green, O.P. What are the challenges of reading the Bible not simply as a wonderful (if difficult) book but also as Scripture: formative and normative, challenging and sustaining for us, despite and because of its many complexities and struggles of our lives?  In an age when we may feel bored with what…

Exploring the Enneagram

La Providencia

Wednesday, February 1st 7pm-9pm   The Enneagram is one of the most profound tools for both personal and spiritual growth. We spend a lot of our time trying to figure out who we are and how we relate to others and ultimately to God. We will spend time learning how the Enneagram can help us…


Priests for the 21st Century: Revisioning Priesthood for a New Day

Moderator: Diane Vella, MA Diane Vella has served as a Lay Ecclesial Minister on Long Island for over 40 years on both the diocesan parish levels, with special interest and expertise in the fields of Adult Faith Formation and Lay Ministry Formation.  For most of those years she has also served as an Adjunct Instructor…

Spirituality of Breadmaking

Sunday, February 12th 11:00 am -2:00 pm Each participant will make a loaf of bread at home while we pray and meditate together in this guided retreat. We will connect through the transformation of wheat into flour and then into nutritious loaves, good for our bodies and souls. Location: Virtual participation via Zoom.


The Passion Narratives: A Paradigm for Christian Discipleship

The Passion Narratives: A Paradigm for Christian Discipleship Few biblical accounts evoke more emotion than the Passion Narratives. These accounts of Jesus’ suffering and death play a powerful and climactic role in the four Gospels, to say nothing of their liturgical role in Holy Week. Each evangelist shaped the common inherited tradition somewhat differently, even…

Lenten Day of Prayer: Remaining Present

Joan de Lourdes Room, La Providencia Center 1725 Brentwood Road, Bldg #4, Brentwood, NY

Saturday, February 25th 10:00 am – 2:30 pm Kayla August integrates her background in theology, education, and preaching into her retreats.  Her dynamic presence offers inspiring encounters with scripture, tradition, and how God plays an active role in our daily lives. Kayla will share on and offer the key to a transformative Lent in how…


The Endurance of Love in the Presence of Grief: An Evening with Jan Richardson

via Zoom

Wednesday, March 8th 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm “Grief is the least linear thing I know,” says Jan Richardson. As someone well acquainted with sorrow following the sudden death of her husband and creative partner, Jan has engaged the chaotic labyrinth of grief as an artist and writer, bringing poetic grace and honesty to the…