Band of Sisters: A Film By Mary Fishman

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

In celebration of The Year of Consecrated Life, we invite you to join us for a special screening of the film Band of Sisters by Mary Fishman. We appreciate your RSVP by November 19: 412.931.5241. For more information on the film, please visit bandofsistersmovie.com.

Providence Heights Auditorium
9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101

Christmas & New Year's Day Liturgies

The Sisters of Divine Providence invite you to join in our liturgies for Christmas and New Year's Day at Providence Heights.

CHRISTMAS EVE
December 24, 2015

7:00 p.m. Prelude music by our choirs
7:30 p.m. Liturgy
Reception to follow in our main dining room

CHRISTMAS DAY
December 25, 2015

9 a.m. Liturgy

NEW YEAR'S DAY
January 1, 2016

9 a.m. Liturgy
(Mary, Queen of Peace)

2016 Craft Extravaganza

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Sisters of Divine Providence are pleased to announce their Craft Extravaganza at Providence Heights—the Sisters’ historic landmark building at 9000 Babcock Boulevard in Allison Park. We invite everyone to join us in shopping from a great selection of over 60 crafters in seasonal, jewelry, woodworking, ceramic, cosmetics, home décor, pottery, greeting cards, totes, clothing, candles and more. To complement the crafts, there will be raffles to try your luck and tours of the Mother of Divine Providence Chapel.

One of the raffles is to win a green and beige, king-size log cabin quilt (82" x 99") handcrafted by Sr. Rose Anne Krantz, CDP. For more information on how to enter the raffle, please visit https://cdpsisters.org/QuiltRaffle2016.

Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are free.

The Craft Show is organized by members of the Mission Advancement office of the Sisters of Divine Providence.

Questions? Please call Pat Serafini at 412.635.5401 or email: [email protected]

Tai Chi Qigong

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

Are you hoping for improved mobility, increased energy and a stronger immune system? Tai Chi Qigong invigorates the inner workings of your body. This requires a bit of group work and play on a regular basis as you participate in Tai Chi Qigong.

Facilitator: Vincenza Furst

Dates: Wednesdays, January 6 through May 25

Donations accepted

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and a prior deposit is not necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

Tai Chi Qigong

10:00 am to 11:00 am

 

Are you hoping for improved mobility, increased energy and a stronger immune system? Tai Chi Qigong invigorates the inner workings of your body. This requires a bit of group work and play on a regular basis as you participate in Tai Chi Qigong.

Facilitator: Vincenza Furst

Dates: Thursdays, January 7 through May 26, excluding Holy Thursday

Donations accepted

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and this brochure does not state that a prior deposit is necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

Peace Forum Series

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 

Program features an outstanding speaker on current issues relating to peace and justice. Topics include climate change, the media, conflict areas such as Syria, Afghanistan, etc. or other subjects e.g. gun control from the perspective of creating a more peaceful world. Make your commitment to further the agenda of peace by joining us.

Dates: Sunday, February 28, March 20, April 17

Donations accepted

Information: [email protected] or 412-760-9390

Sponsor: Pittsburgh North People for Peace

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and a prior deposit is not necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

Book Discussion

10:00 am to 11:30 am

 

Book for Discussion: Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age. William Collins Publishing  2014

Author: James Carroll with a lot of inspiration to such questions as What kind of Church do we want? and Can the Roman Curia be reformed? Book is available through Amazon.com or you can order through Peggy Huwe at Kearns. (Our probable cost:  $18.)

Facilitators: Joan Coultas, CDP, Ph.D. and Jean Rene Seiler CDP, MS

Dates: Wednesday, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

Fee: $20 for the 5 week series or $5 per session, plus book. Breakfast rolls and beverage provided.

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and a prior deposit is not necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

APP Lecture Series

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

Speaker: Ilia Delio OSF, Ph.D. Sr. Ilia is an American theologian actively engaged in the religion and science dialogue, with interests in evolution, physics and neuroscience and the importance of these for theology.

Subject: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe: Challenges and New Directions

Fee: $20

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and this brochure does not state that a prior deposit is necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

St. Patricks Day Tea

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

Current Irish Spirituality featuring the wisdom of John O’Donohue. An Irish teacher, poet and writer, recently deceased, John is known primarily for his last book, Bless this Space Between Us. John, himself has been a great blessing for his wisdom and his regard for blessing as a lens from which to view the world.

Presenters: Kathy Kozdemba; Michele Bisbey-Quinn CDP; Joan Coultas Flynn CDP; Guitar and Irish Music by James Lamb

Fee: $25, includes tea and Irish “goodies”

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and this brochure does not state that a prior deposit is necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

APP Lecture Series

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

Speaker: Tony Norman

Subject: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Columnist will speak about the political nuances of an election year, covering local and national trends and issues.

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and this brochure does not state that a prior deposit is necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

APP Lecture Series

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

Speaker: Jame Schaeffer from the Theology Department at Marquette University

Subject: Pope Francis’ encyclical on Creation and Ecology, Laudato Si

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and this brochure does not state that a prior deposit is necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

Busy Women's Retreat

5:00 pm to 4:30 pm

 

Begins with Dinner on Friday and concludes with Liturgy for Sunday on Saturday.

Theme: Assertiveness as modeled in the New Testament: the Good News and Example of Jesus’ Message. Ellen will provide opportunity for input, discussion and practice of assertiveness skills. The retreat will feature a “sampler” of options for Tai Chi, Spiritual Direction, Massage etc., available on Saturday afternoon

Presenter: Ellen Rufft CDP, Ph.D.

Fee: Private room and three meals: $95; Commuter for two days and three meals: $75

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and this brochure does not state that a prior deposit is necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

North Hills Chorale Spring Concert

7:00 pm

 

Do you want to hear and feel the spirit of Spring? In our often troubled times, come join us for a live, inspirational concert by the North Hills Chorale and realize the musical talent which exists in our own neighborhood. Enjoy this presentation at Visitation Chapel in Kearns.

Donations accepted

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and a prior deposit is not necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

North Hills Chorale Spring Concert

3:00 pm

 

Do you want to hear and feel the spirit of Spring? In our often troubled times, come join us for a live, inspirational concert by the North Hills Chorale and realize the musical talent which exists in our own neighborhood. Enjoy this presentation at Visitation Chapel in Kearns.

Donations accepted

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and a prior deposit is not necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

Spirituality in Action

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

Faith Molded Close to the Heart

Contemplate your relationship with your Creator as you participate in your own creative activity. In this event, participants will form beads and pendants as a work of their own hands using readily available polymer clays. We use simple clay forming techniques that will be demonstrated and are guaranteed to be easy for all. Watch unique designs unfold before your eyes. Cooperation between the maker and the clay comes to life in this process. Please remember that NO prior experience is needed.

Facilitator: Ellen Carlins, B.S.

Fee: $25 + $15 materials fee = $40  Includes lunch

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and a prior deposit is not necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

Book Signing

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 

New Book by Anne Kernion
A Year of Spiritual Companionship: Fifty-two Weeks of Gratitude, Balance and Happiness

Combines the wisdom of spiritual luminaries and insights from social science and neuro-science. Anne seeks to lead readers through an exploration of everyday spirituality.  This week-by-week spiritual guide is filled with engaging stories, practices and wisdom for a dynamic life of the spirit.  It provides insightful reflections and suggestions for incorporating mindfulness and gratitude into daily life.  Inspiring quotes from spiritual leaders from the world’s faith traditions stir readers to reflect and respond. A social, book signing and hors d’oeurves will follow a short presentation. The book will be for sale.

Donations benefit Kearns

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and a prior deposit is not necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

Falun Dafa Movement & Mediation

9:45 am to 11:00 am

 

Falun Dafa is a traditional practice of five standing and sitting exercises with gentle movements and stretches to improve body, mind and spirit. It relieves stress, anxiety and promotes the universal principles of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance.

Facilitator: Eleanor Howe, MSLS, M.Ed.

Dates: Tuesdays January 5 through May 24

Donations accepted

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and a prior deposit is not necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

Evening Yoga

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

Come join us for a friendly vinyasa flow class designed to increase flexibility, strength and balance. Every pose is clearly explained, so whether you’re brand new to yoga or simply want to further your practice, this class is for you! Please bring a mat and a friend.

Presenter: Anne Kertz Kernion, M.A. 

Dates: Tuesdays,  January 5 through May 24

Fee: $5 per session

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and a prior deposit is not necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

Integrated Relaxation Method (IRM)

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

 

The Integrative Relaxation Method guided meditation experience is a pathway to peace and acceptance through meditative awareness providing clarity through observation of “what is”.  Through deep stillness and pause we tap into the extraordinary potential from within for health, rejuvenation, balance, creativity, abundance and grace.  Bring a mat if you have one, a blanket, a pillow-whatever makes you comfortable.

Facilitator: Cynthia Ballard, RYT, AYN, Certified Facilitator

Donations accepted for Kearns Spirituality Center

Dates: Thursdays, January 7, February 11, March 10, April 7, May 12

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and a prior deposit is not necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

Integrated Relaxation Method (IRM)

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

 

The Integrative Relaxation Method guided meditation experience is a pathway to peace and acceptance through meditative awareness providing clarity through observation of “what is”.  Through deep stillness and pause we tap into the extraordinary potential from within for health, rejuvenation, balance, creativity, abundance and grace.  Bring a mat if you have one, a blanket, a pillow-whatever makes you comfortable.

Facilitator: Cynthia Ballard, RYT, AYN, Certified Facilitator

Donations accepted for Kearns Spirituality Center

Dates: Thursdays, January 7, February 11, March 10, April 7, May 12

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and a prior deposit is not necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

Integrated Relaxation Method (IRM)

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

 

The Integrative Relaxation Method guided meditation experience is a pathway to peace and acceptance through meditative awareness providing clarity through observation of “what is”.  Through deep stillness and pause we tap into the extraordinary potential from within for health, rejuvenation, balance, creativity, abundance and grace.  Bring a mat if you have one, a blanket, a pillow-whatever makes you comfortable.

Facilitator: Cynthia Ballard, RYT, AYN, Certified Facilitator

Donations accepted for Kearns Spirituality Center

Dates: Thursdays, January 7, February 11, March 10, April 7, May 12

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and a prior deposit is not necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

Visio Divina: Seeing the Word

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

Visio Divina (Seeing the Word) is a Christian practice of reading God’s Word, listening to the Word, meditating on the Word, seeing the Word, praying the Word and responding to its challenges by becoming more Christ-like in daily living.  Like a deepening relationship of love, Visio Divina holds power to transform one’s life. Images will be from the St. John’s Bible. Pope Benedict XVI said of the St. John’s Bible, currently resident in the Kearns and Providence Heights Chapels: “This is a work of art, a great work of art...a work for eternity.”

Facilitator: Sr. Anne Winschel CDP, M.S.

Donations accepted

Dates: Sundays, January 17, February 14, March 13, April 10; May 15 (3rd Sunday)

Location: Providence Heights Chapel, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and a prior deposit is not necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

Visio Divina: Seeing the Word

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

Visio Divina (Seeing the Word) is a Christian practice of reading God’s Word, listening to the Word, meditating on the Word, seeing the Word, praying the Word and responding to its challenges by becoming more Christ-like in daily living.  Like a deepening relationship of love, Visio Divina holds power to transform one’s life. Images will be from the St. John’s Bible. Pope Benedict XVI said of the St. John’s Bible, currently resident in the Kearns and Providence Heights Chapels: “This is a work of art, a great work of art...a work for eternity.”

Facilitator: Sr. Anne Winschel CDP, M.S.

Donations accepted

Dates: Sundays, January 17, February 14, March 13, April 10; May 15 (3rd Sunday)

Location: Providence Heights Chapel, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and a prior deposit is not necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

Visio Divina: Seeing the Word

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

Visio Divina (Seeing the Word) is a Christian practice of reading God’s Word, listening to the Word, meditating on the Word, seeing the Word, praying the Word and responding to its challenges by becoming more Christ-like in daily living.  Like a deepening relationship of love, Visio Divina holds power to transform one’s life. Images will be from the St. John’s Bible. Pope Benedict XVI said of the St. John’s Bible, currently resident in the Kearns and Providence Heights Chapels: “This is a work of art, a great work of art...a work for eternity.”

Facilitator: Sr. Anne Winschel CDP, M.S.

Donations accepted

Dates: Sundays, January 17, February 14, March 13, April 10; May 15 (3rd Sunday)

Location: Providence Heights Chapel, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and a prior deposit is not necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

Reiki Exchange

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

 

Group comes together to discuss Reiki principles and practice. This is done in a context of prayer and reflection. The sessions conclude with an exchange of treatment. All levels of Reiki practitioners are welcome.

Facilitator: Nancy Gogal, Certified Reiki Master

Fee: $5 per session

Dates: Wednesdays,  January 20, February 17, March 16, April 20, May 18

Location: Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101 (on the grounds of the Sisters of Divine Providence)

Registration: We encourage you to pre-register for ALL programs. Walk-ins are welcome provided space is available and a prior deposit is not necessary. To register, contact us or view our website at cdpsisters.org, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail: [email protected]

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