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College of Saint Elizabeth Hosts Spirituality Convocation See, I Make All Things New! Saturday, April 21, 2012

College of Saint Elizabeth Hosts Spirituality Convocation See, I Make All Things New! Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Center for Theological and Spiritual Development at the College of Saint Elizabeth, is hosting its Annual Spirituality Convocation: See, I Make All Things New! on Saturday, April 21, 2012, in the Annunciation Center on campus. The day brings together leading theologians and educators for a series of workshops on prayer, worship, ministry, and spirituality. The event features two keynote speakers (plus one for Spanish-speaking guests), 17 workshops, three additional workshops offered in Spanish. In addition, there will be music, liturgy, Mass, and more. Food and beverages are included in the registration fee.

Registration begins at 8 a. m. and the program starts at 9 a.m. The day concludes with Mass at 4:30 p.m. Attendees also have a choice of two out of 17 workshops, plus three in Spanish. Registration is $45 per person and will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the College of Saint Elizabeth and mailed to the Center at the above address. To register or for more information, visit or call 973-290-4302.

The Convocation Connects Leaders and Attendees for a Day of Spiritual Growth and Education

The morning keynote address will be given by Rev. John J. Cecero, S.J., entitled From Healing to Wholeness: Practicing a Spirituality of Flourishing. He is the rector of the Jesuit Community and director of the Center for Spirituality and Mental Health at Fordham University. In addition, he will also offer a morning workshop entitled Overcoming Lifetraps: A Psycho-Spiritual Approach. The Rev. Dr. Kathleen J. Rusnak, Ph.D., will present the afternoon keynote Living an Authentic Spiritual Life: Lessons Learned from the Dying. She is a Lutheran pastor and president and founder of The Brick Wall 2, Inc., a website that provides assistance in exploring the spiritual shift that occurs after a major crisis. She will also lead a workshop entitled Living an Authentic Spiritual Life: Lessons Learned from the Dying, the Conversation Continues.

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In addition to Fr. Fernández’s keynote and workshop, there are two additional workshops given in Spanish. Liz Cañarte will lead Haciendolo Todo Nuevo con Musica. She holds a masters in music and is currently working toward her doctorate in music at New Jersey City University. She is involved with the music ministry at Most Holy Name Church in Garfield, N.J. Rev. Edinson Ramirez will lead Caminando con el Alfarero. He currently serves in Saint John the Baptist and Our Lady of Mount Carmel parishes in Jersey City, N.J.

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