Our lives are often fragmented due to the distractions that keep us from consciously and consistently embracing gratitude, forgiveness, and grace. The season of Lent encourages us to cultivate these practices as pathways to peace and wholeness. Presented from an interdisciplinary perspective, this class will integrate sociological and psychological research about the relational and health benefits of gratitude and forgiveness. Interwoven with wisdom from the Christian Tradition--spanning Desert Monasticism to spiritual guides of our age such as Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen--this class will foster reflection and growth, offering practical ways to incorporate new life-giving practices into your day-to-day life. Receive this invitation to experience God's love more richly and enter into relationship with others more authentically!
Instructor: Carla D'Rozario M.A. has a master's degree in pastoral theology from Loyola Marymount University. As a retreat guide, she especially enjoys supporting mothers and lay ministers. Carla's previous ministries include facilitating marriage preparation , providing pastoral care to seniors and companioning immigrant families.