Illuminated Life: Monastic Wisdom for Seekers of Light

Illuminated Life: Monastic Wisdom for Seekers of Light

Tuesdays, September 13 - October 4
7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Led by Middleton Center Spiritual Director Patricia Danzon
Illuminated Life

In Illuminated Life: Monastic Wisdom for Seekers of Light, a dictionary of monastic wisdom, Joan Chittister offers an A-Z of how to “be in the world, but not of the world.” In her inimitable style, she eschews the quick fix in favor of a solid spiritual direction that has stood the test of time. 

Each short chapter (two to three pages) is devoted to a letter that illuminates a spiritual quality to be cultivated, from Awareness to Zeal, Community to Interiority, Enlightenment to Yearning – and many more. Every illumination opens with a story from the desert mystics, then segues into a practical application of that value to our tumultuous times.

The class will move through the book in four sessions, and participants are encouraged to spend that month reading a chapter a day as a daily devotional. New, used and electronic versions of the book can be purchased online.

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Patricia Danzon earned a master of arts degree in holistic spirituality and spiritual direction from Chestnut Hill College and a certificate in supervision of spiritual directors from the KAIROS School of Spiritual Formation. She also holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and has many years of experience teaching in health care management at the University of Pennsylvania. Patricia brings to the practice of spiritual direction a special interest in the integration of the spiritual and intellectual approaches to life, and a passion for the arts, especially photography. She offers individual and group spiritual direction. She is a member and deacon at BMPC.