Aurora Living Module 3

Aurora Living: Formation Through Word & Creation© is presented as a cycle of nine modules. Each three-month module includes:

  • an opening online/onsite weekend retreat
  • a monthly online/onsite Saturday retreat (x3) 
  • a monthly two-hour formation meeting, with celebrations and practical activities (x3)
  • weekly required readings and videos
  • Optional spiritual direction

Inclusive of everyone, we invite you to consider joining us on this journey of hope and action! Do you have a higher-education goal? Contact us about how Aurora Living can contribute to your Master’s degree.

For full information on Aurora Living visit starofthenorth.ca/aurora-living

YEAR ONE MODULES

  • Module 1—Creation: Stories of Beginnings (October to December 2021)
  • Module 2—Wilderness: From Slavery to Freedom (January to March 2022)
  • Module 3—Leadership: Empowered for Service (April to June 2022)

Online (by February 1)

$750.00

Commuter (by February 1)

$920.00

Live-In (by February 1)

$1,100.00

Leadership: Empowered for Service

Event Details

To act for the common good at any level of society is to exercise social love. God empowered us for service. What kind of leaders do each of us need to become in order to work toward the flourishing of the world? Laudato Si’ points out the need to decrease our levels of consumption and the need for strong legal frameworks. In light of the ecological debt, intergenerational solidarity is urgent. In this module we will take a look at leadership examples found in Scripture, and go deeper into the meaning of reconciliation and the need for decolonizing minds and hearts.

We are called to be instruments of God...
so that our planet might be what he desired when he created it
and correspond with his plan for peace, beauty and fullness.

Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ Nº 53


DATES:

  • April 1-3, 2022 — Opening Retreat
    • Graydon Nicholas
  • April 30, 2022 — Saturday gathering
    • Ron Rolheiser OMI, Creation & Incarnation
  • May 28, 2022 — Saturday gathering 
    • Becky Moritz Bonham, Reading the Gospel in the Book of Ruth
    • Joan Chittister, Frattelli Tutti: Quest for the Common Good
  • June 18, 2022 — Final gathering
    • Joe Gunn, Social & Ecological Justice

PRESENTERS:

  • The Honourable Graydon Nicholas, Order of New Brunswick, was the 30th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick from 2009 to 2014, becoming the first aboriginal person to hold this office. He graduated from UNB Law School in 1971 becoming the first aboriginal person in Atlantic Canada to earn a law degree. He obtained a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfred Laurier University and holds an additional four honorary degrees. Throughout his career, Mr. Nicholas has worked for justice for First Nations and other peoples. Graydon and his wife Beth are members of the Christian Life Communities (CLC) and have served as National Presidents of CLC Canada. Mr. Nicholas is also trained as a Spiritual Director and Group Guide of Ignatian Spirituality.

  • Joe Gunn, serves as Executive Director at Centre Oblat - A Voice for Justice in Ottawa. An accomplished speaker and activist on social and environmental concerns, Joe has been especially active in promoting leadership among faith-based organizations in Canada and NGOs in Latin America.

  • Joan Chittister is one of the most articulate social analyst and influential religious leader of this age. For over 40 years she has dedicated herself to advocating for universal recognition of the critical questions impacting the global community. Courageous, passionate and charged with energy, she is a much-sought after speaker, commentator, counselor and clear voice across all religions. A Benedictine Sister of Erie, PA, Sister Joan is an international lecturer and award-winning author of 60 books. She has won 16 Catholic Press Association awards for her books, as well as numerous awards for her work for justice, peace, and equality, especially for women, in church and in society. The Time is Now: A Call For Uncommon Courage, was published by Penguin Random House in 2019 and, in the fall of 2021, they will publish her latest book, The Monastic Heart: 50 Simple Practices for a Contemplative and Fulfilling Life.

  • Becky Moritz Bonham is a hospital chaplain, spiritual director, and psychotherapist in training.  She is a helper, a feeler, a recovering people-pleaser, a peacemaker, and an aspiring troublemaker. She is a wrestler with God and ideas. She’s passionate about learning and sharing what she has learned with others, and is committed to modeling and facilitating generous dialogue with others (as well as herself). Her spirituality is worked out by being present with God and with others, making space for diversity and dialogue, and facilitating community and companionship as we each hold space together in the messiness of life. She seeks to be a “Co-Explorer of Mystery” who partners with her clients to notice, explore, and be transformed by the presence of the Divine in the present moment.

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Friday April 01, 20227:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday April 02, 20229:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday April 03, 20229:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday April 30, 20229:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday May 28, 20229:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday June 18, 20229:00 am - 5:00 pm

Online (by February 1)

$750.00

Commuter (by February 1)

$920.00

Live-In (by February 1)

$1,100.00

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