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Evening Presentation with James Finley
Date: Thursday June 22, 2017
Cost: $20.00
Minimum Deposit: $0.00


This special evening presentation is scheduled to be held Thursday, June 22nd beginning at 7:00 PM. 
The presentation is open to the public and is the first session for those participating in the “Exploring the Spiritual Dimensions of Healing” conference retreat.

Sometimes, when we feel we have lost our way, we are surprised by inner illuminations that let us know that God is with us in the midst of our difficulties. (Our gratitude and amazement becomes stronger as we learn to follow the light out of the darkness in which we felt so lost.)

In this evening gathering, James Finley will help us to understand how we can deepen our appreciation for our own moments of experiential salvation, how we can keep our minds and hearts open for the illuminations yet to come, and how we can become someone in whose presence others might experience the quiet light of God’s presence in their lives.

James Finley, Ph.D. lived as a monk at the cloistered Trappist monastery of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, where the world-renowned monk and author, Thomas Merton, was his spiritual director.  James Finley leads retreats and workshops throughout the United States and Canada, attracting men and women from all religious traditions who seek to live a contemplative way of life in the midst of today's busy world. He is an author as well as a clinical psychologist in private practice with his wife in Santa Monica, California.

If you would like to register for this or any of our programs, there are several easy ways to do so.
You may:
• click the "Register" link located at the bottom of
  this page
• call 724-964-8886 to speak with a member
  of our friendly staff
• complete and mail a 
printable registration form along with your payment to:
     Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center
     2067 Evergreen Road
     P.O. Box 424
     Villa Maria, PA 16155 

Refund Policy 

Register due by June 16, 2017


For more information
Phone: 724-964-8886
September 2017