Second Sunday Speakers
Join us as we continue a long tradition of gathering one Sunday each month for coffee and a Continental breakfast while enjoying knowledgeable speakers on fascinating topics of faith. For all adults, at any level of learning or church involvement.
Sundays: October, 2016 to April, 2017 (not January)
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (following the 10:30 AM Mass)
No Registration Needed
March 12: “Conversion of the Heart: A Poet’s Spiritual Journey” with Margaret Peterson, Jeanne Theberath & Kathy Tyler
Margaret Peterson’s love for poetry began as a teenager when she and her sister, Dolly, would exchange notes in rhyme to explain how the evening transpired with their respective dates. Eventually, Margaret began writing poetry for people who were getting married or celebrating other special moments in their lives. Three years after Margaret turned her life over to God, she was inspired to write spiritual poetry to lift the soul. Nearly thirty years later, Margaret remains a prolific writer who never runs out of words to express her faith in a poetic manner, a manner which she hopes will draw hearts closer to God. Fellow presenters, Jeanne and Kathy, are Margaret’s daughters. Margaret has written over 50 poems. She grew up in St. Paul and now lives in Bloomington and has taught faith formation (4th grade) at St. Bonaventure for more than 20 years. Autographed copies of Margaret’s book, The Pearl of Great Price: Spiritual Poetry to Lift the Soul, will be available for purchase on March 12th.
April 9: “Awakening to the Spirit” with Mary Boespflug
Mary Boespflug is an educator, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and Spiritual Director. She is known for her hospitality, her ability to inspire, and is always eager to recognize the Holy Spirit at work within and among people. She has served in ministerial roles in women/family spirituality for over thirty years on both the parish and national level. She is a former director of faith formation ministries at the Church of St. Edward. Mary believes in life-long learning, has a bachelor’s degree in Education/Early Childhood & Special Education, did her graduate studies in theology at St. Catherine University, and received her certification as a Spiritual Director from the Center for Spiritual Guidance.
If there is one thing that could affect the most change in the world it would be to replace entitlement with gratitude. (thought from Dr. Susan Stabile’s “Humility in Today’s World” presentation)
Contact Information: No Registration Necessary
Please contact the parish office (952) 835-7101 for more information.