Fr. Robert Nugent Memorial Lecture

Cultivating Sexual Desire:
Theological & Pastoral Reflections

Presented by Patricia Beattie Jung
President Elect, Society of Christian Ethics
Visiting Professor, St. Paul School of Theology

Sunday, April 22, 2018

2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center

1525 Marriottsville Road

Marriottsville, Maryland 21104  (near Baltimore)

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Living in Truth: The Call to Authenticity

A retreat for gay priests, brothers, and deacons

October 2-4, 2018 | Siena Retreat Center, Racine, WI

Inspired by the Gospel of John, Jesus’ call to live in the truth (John 8:32) in order to have abundant life (John 10:10) will provide the focus for this retreat. Jesus invites us to pattern our ministry and our sexuality according to his embrace of truth. Embracing God’s truth, discovered in our deepest selves, both challenges and empowers us to live more authentically in every dimension of our lives.

Our Sexuality and Our Lesbian Sisters: Gifts in Community

A dialogue among lesbian sisters, congregational leaders, and formation and vocation ministers.

November 16-18, 2018 | Siena Retreat Center, Racine, WI

Today “sexuality” means anything and everything: identity; orientation; the way we organize love, desire, and affection; even our whole way of being in the world as embodied spirit. We are part of a Church still struggling with how to connect all these fluid, evolving meanings. We come from a religious past with a narrow vision of binary sexes created for the purpose of procreation, in which a limited degree of male sexual desire is sanctioned and women’s experiences are considered irrelevant.

Trans-forming Love

A program of education, dialogue, and prayer about welcoming transgender people.

The goal of this program is to reflect on how we as Catholics can respond pastorally to transgender people. The program includes information on gender identity and development, pastoral outreach, and spiritual dimensions. No prior knowledge is needed. There will be Q&A sessions, small group discussions, and informational handouts.