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Lenten programs at the Catholic Information Center

Graphic of the Catholic Information Center brochure cover for LentFind out what's coming up at ​the Catholic Information Center (CIC) - see several featured programs below. For a complete listing of programs, classes and events, visit or click on the brochure image to the right.   

Exploring Richard Rohr's New Book: "Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation"  

Wednesdays, Feb. 1, March 1 & April 5, 7-8:30 p.m.
with Father Joachim Lally, CSP
Drawing from Scripture, theology, and the deepest insights of mystics, philosophers, and sages throughout history, Fr. Rohr presents a compelling alternative to the aloof and fairy-tale versions of God. The Divine Dance makes accessible and practicable the Christian tradition's most surprising gift...God as Dance. Are you ready to join in? 
  • March 1 - Tide Boxes at Kmart (pgs. 86-121)
  • April 5 - Three Reasons for Recovery (pgs. 121-155)
($10 donation suggested) This program will be live streamed at

The Bible and the Virgin Mary: A Journey through Scripture

Mondays, Feb. 6, March 6, April 3 & May 1, 7-8:30 p.m.
with Monika Dauksts and Father René Constanza, CSP
Who exactly was the Mary of Nazareth?  Do we fully understand the vital role she plays in God’s plan for the world and in our lives?  Join us for this inspiring, 12 month series in which the Mary of scripture and devotion comes alive in a powerful new way. Participants are free to attend any or all sessions.   CFD: Spirituality or Professional Theology   ($10 donation suggested)

20th Century American Women’s Spirituality

Part of the History of Culture and Spirituality in the United States Series*
Thursday, Feb. 23, 7-8:30 p.m.
With Father Bill Edens, CSP and guest Sister Diane Zerfas, OP
The experience of American women…their daily lives, their families, their friendships, and their prayer life, has been overlooked in the literature about theology and spirituality in American history.  Sr. Diane Zerfas, OP, from the Dominican Sisters at Marywood, will explore various sources and texts of American women and bring to light their spiritual reflections and often mystical experiences.   Both men and women can learn from this rich heritage of spiritual experiences.
This series will also be live streamed at

The Journey

Wednesdays, March 1 - April 5, 1-2:45 p.m.
With Irene Strom, MAT
How close do you feel to Jesus Christ? Do you feel you have met him? Personally? Intimately? The Journey is a six-week Lenten small group program.  Through video, discussion and sharing, participants can refresh and renew their relationship with Jesus Christ.  This year, we explore Part 2 of The Journey series, “our personal encounter with the Community of Jesus.”               
CFD: Spirituality ($10 donation per session suggested)

Lectio Divina 

Wednesdays, March 8 & 15, 7-8 p.m.
Facilitated by Father René Constanza, CSP
As we read, listen and respond deeply to the Word, we grow in communion with God and with God’s people.  Join Fr. René and other participants during Lent for an hour of praying with scripture.
CFD:  Spirituality ($10 donation suggested)

The Women of Easter: Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene

Written By Liz Curtis Higgs
Mondays, March 13, 20 & 27, 7-8:30 p.m.
Book Discussion led by Cathy Hoekstra
You’re about to meet three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus. Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene. What a trio. What a Savior!  This weekly book discussion will engage your mind and emotions and your faith will be strengthened as you prepare your heart for a richer, deeper Easter experience.  
CFD:  Spirituality ($10 donation per session suggested)
**Copies of book are available at the Center Office and at Schuler Books on their Book Club Table (2660 28th St. SE) 

*Description of the "History of Culture and Spirituality in the United States" series 

With this series, Father Bill Edens explores unique American cultures and discuss how each group developed its special “flavor” of American Spirituality.  Guest speakers will share their cultural perspectives and will offer an opportunity to converse in a safe environment about the challenges of culture crossing, especially where there may be a history of prejudice. We will also discuss opportunities for immersion into these cultures, which may be found in our very own homes and neighborhoods.