Bay Area Centering Prayer Speaker Final--2012
Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish, San Francisco

Most Holy Redeemer Centering Prayer group in San Francisco (Cathy Cahur SC and Mary Wyman) want to especially invite you and members of your group to attend the last in our Speaker Series for 2012 on Saturday, May 19. Vincent Pizzuto, professor from USF, will speak on Becoming Christ. Vincent is an enriching and engaging speaker and incorporates Centering Prayer into each of his talks. Join us for this wonderful free event (or free will donation) which includes coffee and refreshments. Street parking or anywhere in the lot across from the church which is on Diamond at the corner of 18th Street. Registration at 9:30am. Program from 10:00 to 1:00pm. Please print a flyer for more information. You are most welcome to join us.

May 19, 2012
Becoming Christ, Vincent Pizzuto Speaker

Rev. Vincent Pizzuto, Ph.D is Associate Professor in the Dept. of Theology & Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco. Recent publications include studies in Mathew's infancy narratives, Scriptural ecology readings to confront climate crises, and homosexuality and the Church. Vincent ministers to New Skellig, a Bay Area Celtic contemplative community.

Topics will explore contemporary life & human experiences in light of spiritual practices--for example, the critical issue of environmental sustainability as a spiritually fulfilling & socially just expression of human presence on the planet; how Centering Prayer helps dismantle personal programs of consumerism & other addictions and see ourselves more honestly in the loving eyes of God; ways to recognize and integrate a new and transformed life; Centering Prayer's role in cultivating a loving and forgiving heart in our woundedness; ways to become more deeply aware of ourselves, our bodies, our very hearts as "sacred scripture"; how to integrate our intellectual, mystical and sexual energies as experiences of the Divine Presence within us.

This Speaker Series is an excellent way for individuals and Centering Prayer groups to deepen their Christian meditation practice and integrate into the larger northern California contemplative community.

Carpooling is encouraged. Free Will Donation requested. Coffee and refreshments. For more information, call Sr. Cathy Cahur SC at 415-553-8776 or Mary Wyman at 415-431-8590.

Location: Auditorium below Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church--100 Diamond Street on corner of 18th Street in the Castro area of San Francisco. Registration 9:00am to 9:30am. Program 9:30am to 12:30pm.

Rev. Vincent A. Pizzuto, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Theology and Religious Studies
Director, Catholic Studies and Social Thought Minor
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117