The Divine Encounters (Entire Series)
March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 6:30pm-8:00pm (Central Time)
Donations appreciated. Preregistration is required. Limited seating available. (Registration for single sessions are also available. Visit the “Single Session” registration pages for those options.)
Location: Assisi Heights, 1001 14th Street NW, Rochester, Minnesota.
Special Notes: Participants will be required to wear masks and complete a check-in screening upon entry into the building. At this time, only vaccinated participants are invited to attend. Program registration will be limited and preregistration is required. Assisi Heights is open for limited sponsored events only, so you will still see the closure signs at the entrance to Assisi Heights. (Event is subject to updated COVID-19 guidelines.)
You are invited to experience a series of rituals and presentations on a foundational topic of the Christian Faith; namely, the Trinity. Beginning in the experience of ritual space, you will be drawn into questions and interests in who the three are in relationships. As our brother Richard Rohr, OFM, states, “A mystery is not something you can’t understand. A mystery is something you can endlessly understand in God’s time.” The question before us: Do you want to enter the holy of all holiness? Then, “Come and See,” as Jesus said.
During this Lenten series, you will experience, in drama and in song, the revelations on the life of the Trinity. You will be drawn into questions, perhaps your own questions, about the grand mystery of three as one. No, this is not a mathematical problem. Yes, this is the most profound revelation of God’s first outline in the Church in the fourth century. Who is God? Do you know all three of the Divine Persons? Come and experience new insights. As a group we will journey together discovering, with the graces of the Holy Spirit, who God really is as a relational lover, a compassionate brother, and an inspirational artist in all creativity.
Session One: March 8 (Ritual – Assisi Heights Lourdes Chapel)
Session Two: March 15 (Presentation: Rublev’s Famous Icon – Assisi Heights Spirituality Center)
Session Three: March 22 (Ritual – Assisi Heights Lourdes Chapel)
Session Four: March 29 (Presentation: Trinity I – Assisi Heights Spirituality Center)
Session Five: April 5 (Ritual – Assisi Heights Lourdes Chapel)
Session Six: April 12 (Presentation: Trinity II – Assisi Heights Spirituality Center)
Sister Briana McCarthy, OSF, M.A., LPCC, is a retired licensed professional clinical counselor, educator, and a Franciscan. She taught elementary education for seven years, spent three years teaching at the College of St. Teresa, Winona, Minnesota and had various administrative positions before starting her own counseling practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Currently, Briana is activly volunteers at Lourdes High School, at the Jeremiah Project, and offers presentations at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. She continues to see clients, both at St. John’s Parish and Assisi Heights.
Briana enjoys golfing, swimming, travel, reading, writing and spending time with good friends and family.