The Four Loves • 9:00-10:15am • Spiritual Life Tent •
with Rev. Bruce Tamlyn
In her poem, Summer Breeze, Mary Oliver asks, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” One answer might be to come to know what it means to feel genuinely loved. This morning workshop will explore
these ideas through the in-depth exploration of the four loves: Philia, Storge, Eros, and Agape. The understanding of these four loves will enhance our own capacity to love more fully and more deeply. The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning will be used. The workshop is for anyone: single, married, old, young, great faith, no faith. Handout material will be provided. Book available in the gift shop.
Franciscan Spirituality • 10:30-11:45am • Spiritual Life Tent • with Ryan McNulty
Franciscan spirituality has seen a resurgence in popularity recently with Pope Francis as well as with the writer Richard Rohr. Franciscan spirituality is rooted in the idea: “God is love,” and this spirituality is centered on a community experience, where our journey is intertwined with each other. This class will explore what Franciscan spirituality is all about and how we can find ways to apply it to our lives. As we face ecological issues, and divisions among people, what can we learn from this spirituality to reaffirm our connection with others, to care for the earth, and to make our lives focus better on our relationship with God, and in turn, help each other?