IMPORTANT INFORMATION 2021-2022
Programs open only to those fully vaccinated due to Covid-19 variants, and fall-winter virus season.
Free will offerings for all programs.
Cancellations requested two weeks in advance of program.
Let us celebrate the seasons we remember, experience and treasure.
Autumn Equinox Celebration
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 6-8 p.m.
FC facilitators. Please register by Wednesday, Sept. 8.
Winter Solstice Celebration
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 6-8 p.m.
FC facilitators. Please register by Tuesday, Dec. 7.
Sophia: The Hidden Christ of Thomas Merton
Thursday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Please register by Thursday, Sept. 30.
It has been said that “Hagia Sophia is Merton’s consummate hymn to the theological dignity of humankind and all creation. It is a hymn of awakening, a call to peace, an integral spirituality of engagement in the world.”
Thomas Merton wrote Hagia Sophia, his prose poem in 1962. It is timeless, written for us, for today.
Christopher Pramuk, Regis University Chair of Ignatian Thought and Imagination and Associate Professor of Theology will help us enter into its depth and beauty. Concepcion Gonzalez, SMR invites you to join her in delving into Merton and Pramuck's writings.
Native Trees and Shrubs
Friday, Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m.
Please register by Friday, Oct. 15.
An introduction to local native trees and shrubs, and their interconnectedness to birds, wildlife and climate moderation. Dan Rhein, life-long tree enthusiast, outdoor worker, and naturalist will present this program on common trees and shrubs as well as lesser known species found in St. Clair County. Join us in learning about and discussing this interesting and vital information.
The Heart as Poetry Maker
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Please register by Wednesday, Oct. 27.
“The heart is a poetry maker. There is one heart, said the poetry maker, one body and all poems make one poem and we do not use words to make war on this land.” Joy Harjo
We are all poetry makers. We are each a stanza in the poetry of life. We invite you to participate in this workshop by bringing a piece of poetry or music, if you choose. We hope to reflect on Planet Earth, her beauty and crises. Denni Lesinski and René Rousseau-Wilson, are intrepid self-proclaimed elders and long-time presenters at Full Circle.
To Walk in Wonder
Thursday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Please register by Thursday, Nov. 18.
Author Diane Ackerman says that John O’Donohue’ s book of the above title, is “so infused with wonder that every question becomes a lantern.” In her forward to the book, Krista Tippet wrote that O’Donohue made “sacramental acts of his thinking and conversing.” Others speak of the man as having been lyrical, profound, impassioned and compassionate, “utterly selfless.”
Are you enticed to join FC Staff in exploring a book that Krista Tippet says rarely leaves her side? If so, please join Veronica Blake, SMR, facilitator, as we together take a plunge into its beauty and wisdom. You may have read or want to read this profound book so full of beauty. If so, please bring a couple of your favorite passages to enhance our conversation.