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THE FIRST CHRISTIAN MYSTICS: The Spirituality of Mary Magdalene & Paul
Monday, May 13 - Wednesday, May 15, 2019
These two great saints, Mary Magdalene and Paul, were among the earliest mystics of the Christian church. Although not counted amount the traditional twelve apostles, both experienced transformative visions of the resurrected Christ and received apostolic missions. Early church writings and Paul's authentic letters speak of their mysticism, the unique nature of their relationships with Christ, and their leadership in the transmission of his life-changing message. We will explore their spirituality, as we invite these saints into conversation with us and each other.
Dr. Laura Dunham, former academic, retired Presbyterian minister, and Catholic convert in 2012, is an oblate of St. Benedict's Monastery in MN. She holds a PhD., MDiv, and certificate in Spiritual Formation. Teaching and writing about Christian spirituality. guiding the Ignatian Exercises, and leading retreats and group studies of the mystics are her current work. Laura is the author of Path of the Purified Heart: The Spiritual Journey as Transformation (Cascade Books, 2012) and Extraordinary Time: Spiritual Reflections from a Season with Cancer, Death, and Transition (Cascade Books, 2018). A resident of Riverside, CA, she invites inquiries about her work through her website, www.laura-dunham.com.