Sister Nancy, executive director of The Ursuline Center and an instructor of World Religions classes at Youngstown State University for a decade, will teach three classes on World Religions this June.
They’re offered the Mondays of June 1, 8, and 15 from either 10:30 a.m-12 noon or 6:30-8 p.m. The first two classes will cover Judaism and Islam. The subject of the third class will be determined based on participants’ interest and the information presented in the first two sessions.
The donation is $15 per session, or $40 for all three if paid by June 1.
On Tues., June 30, Sister Bridget Nolan will teach the class Mandalas: Expressing Your Spiritual Journey. These art forms are a spiritual tradition of many cultures. Sister Bridget will lead participants in expressing their inner journey by creating Mandalas to take home. A donation of $10 will cover the class and supplies. Participants can attend class from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. Registrations are requested by Fri., June 19 so supplies can be purchased.
On Wed., Aug. 12, Sister Nancy Pawlen will lead the class Experiencing Sacred Space. “Hebrew and Christian Scriptures both teach us that our God is wherever we are,” Sister Nancy Pawlen observes. “Psalm 139:7 reminds us of this as it asks, ‘Where can I go from your spirit? From your presence, where can I flee?’ Similarly, the Risen Lord Jesus in Matthew 28:20 proclaims, ‘And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.’
“Whether we look within our hearts, join with others in a worship space, or walk an outdoor labyrinth, we experience sacred space,” she continues. She will help participants appreciate the fullness of the sacred around and within them. Participants can attend class from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. The donation is $10.
To register for one or all of the classes in this series, call The Ursuline Center at 330-799-4941