Religious Formation Conference

The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) is a national Roman Catholic organization serving religious institutes of women and men with programs and services for those in the ministry of initial and lifelong formation, and general congregational membership.

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Watch online: Surprised by God: A Lenten Invitation to Reflect on God's Surprising Nearness

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Chrissy Zaker Presenter: Dr. Chrissy Zaker, DMin

Chrissy is the Director of Field Education and teaches Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry at Catholic Theological Union. As a practical theologian, her research focuses on family spirituality and theological reflection as it intersects with the work of justice. She has spent over 35 years in ministry and her recent book, Surprised by God: Teaching Reflection through the Parables is at the heart of our gathering.

Webinar: 03/03/2021
$15.00

In the middle of this winter’s darkness and social distance, in a period of Lenten renewal, we might find it hard to recognize God in our midst. Refining our skills of theological reflection is one critical way to attune our hearts to God’s presence. In 2014, Pope Francis said, “Our God is a God of surprises...” With this in mind, Christina Zaker will guide us to reflect on God’s movement in our lives. Drawing from the wisdom of the parables, she will encourage us to recognize God’s surprising nearness, explore what that nearness means and what it demands of us as Christians. Time together will include conversation, reflection and shared wisdom that encourages each of us to ask, as Pope Francis suggests, “Am I open to a God of Surprises?” 

RFC

1525 E. 53rd St. | Suite 716
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773.675.8362
Email: rfc@relforcon.org
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