Holy Trinity Seminar Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of each month from September-June,8:30am (coffee) & 9am-10:30am (discussion).  Discussion focuses on different themes during the year relating to one’s spiritual growth and relationship to God. To register and for more information, contact Bill Hocking, 410-349-0329 or billhocking100@comcas

The Seminar Theme for 2015-2016: Spirituality for the 21st Century: Finding Peace and Joy in a Crazy WorldCome; explore God’s presence in our lives and in our world, and how God’s Spirit leads us to live out that presence in all aspects of our lives.  We will be guided by the witness of three of the leading spiritual seekers of our time, and our own experiences.  All are invited to reflect, question, and share.

We will explore the writings of Diarmuid O’Murchu, Richard Rohr, and Thomas Merton.  We will see how Rohr’s  First-Half-of-Life/Second-Half-of-Life Spirituality fits into O’Murchu’s understanding of how our ideas of religion and spirituality of today are likely to change in the future.  We will garnish our feast will the mysticism of, perhaps the greatest mystic of the 20th century, Thomas Merton.

Adult Faith (2010) by Diarmuid O’Murchu
“Diarmuid O’Murchu is one of the most respected evolutionary theologians alive today.”  He empowers faith-seekers to grow in wisdom and grace at a time of great change in how people think about institutional religion.  He has written this book to help adults find adult answers to adult questions.

 Falling Upward (2011) by Richard Rohr
“The value of this book lies in the way Rohr shares his own aging process with us in ways that help us be less afraid of seeing and accepting how we are growing older day by day.  The value of this book lies in the clarity with which it invites us to see the meaning of our own experience of aging as the way God is moving us from doing to being, from achieving to appreciating, from planning and plotting to trusting.”

New Seeds Pocket Classics (mid 20th Century) by Thomas Merton
The deepest level of communication is not communication, but communion.  It is wordless.  It is beyond words.  It is beyond speech, and it is beyond concept.  Not that we discover a new reality.  We discover an older unity.  We are already in unity.  But we imagine that we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity.  What we have to be is what we are.”