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Joyce Rupp's 2009 Schedule

Click on the date or place in the table below for more information about the event. You may also scroll down to see the entire schedule.

About the schedule:
While I do have conferences and retreats scheduled for this year, I continue to focus on writing and on personal renewal. This is essential for me if I am to write with depth and quality. I greatly appreciate the invitations that come my way but I simply cannot accept very many of them due to the time I need for writing. In the meantime, I hope that I will meet many of you who visit this web site when you come to one of the following events in 2009.
                                                                                                       -  Joyce Rupp

To schedule an event:
My schedule for 2010 is now complete. All requests for 2011 will be considered only through invitations sent through this web site. Please send requests to Webmaster@JoyceRupp.com or use the form on the Response page. Be sure to include both your full email address and your mailing address.   

Scheduled events are conferences, workshops, or retreats. Check with the local contact person listed for more details.


January - September 2009

January 9
Omaha, Nebraska

Servite Center of Compassion
7400 Military Avenue
Omaha, NE 68134

Second Friday of Each Month
September 2008 - April 2009
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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Compassion and the Marginalized
#5 of 8 (Closed)
Registration for Sept. 2009 - Apr. 2010 Sessions now open

The Institute of Compassionate Presence (ICP) is a program of the Servite Center of Compassion in Omaha, NE. This eight-month program, from September to April, is offered to professional and non-professional persons who wish to deepen the living of compassion in their personal and professional lives. Once a month participants come together for a day of input, sharing of experiences, and integration activities. A different facet of compassion is explored in each session. Presenters are local and national professionals with expertise in their fields. Participants can receive college credit or CEUs for the program through the College of St. Mary in Omaha. This enrichment opportunity both enhances the participants' lives and brings a deepened sense of compassion to our world.   (Program is limited to 50 participants.)

Details available on Registraion Form
Download Registration Information (pdf)

Contact: Margaret Stratman
stratman@osms.org
402-571-2348

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February 13
Omaha, Nebraska

Servite Center of Compassion
7400 Military Avenue
Omaha, NE 68134

Second Friday of Each Month
September 2008 - April 2009
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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Compassioning within Organizations
# 6 of 8 (Closed)
Registration for Sept. 2009 - Apr. 2010 Sessions now open

Details available on Registraion Form
Download Registration Information (pdf)

Contact: Margaret Stratman
stratman@osms.org
402-571-2348

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February 27 - 30
Los Angles

Religious Education Congress
Two workshops

Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self

    Opening the “door” is a way of speaking about an invisible passageway through which we enter the endless territory of truth secluded in our interior world. This symbolic door of the heart opens inward to the deepest, truest part of who we are. There we find the inherent goodness seeded in us at our birth. The door then opens outward to the world where we bring this giftedness and share it with others. In this workshop, come, be inspired to grow spiritually and to deepen your desire to be a person whose life reflects the goodness of the Holy One. we bring this giftedness and share it with others. In this workshop, come, be inspired to grow spiritually and to deepen yYour desire to be a person whose life reflects the goodness of the Holy One.

 

Becoming a Compassionate Presence

     The compassionate heart is in communion with all of life and is willing to enter into suffering with the heart of Christ. Compassion includes awareness, attitude and action. A deeper and clearer look at compassion, the central quality of Christ, enables us to accompany the hurting ones of our personal lives and the larger world with loving kindness. Compassion also teaches us how to live as a person of unbounded love. Bring your caring heart to this workshop and find support for what you believe and how you believe.

Contact:Jan Pedroza
  jcpedroza@la-archdiocese.org

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March 7
Mahattan, Kansas

Catholic Women's Conference

Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self

     This Lenten retreat day is based on Joyce Rupp’s latest book. The day offers both inspiration and encouragement for spiritual transformation. The symbolic door of the heart bears a similarity to physical doors in that it, too, opens and closes. Our heart-door opens inward to where we continually discover more of who we are becoming. There we find the inherent goodness God seeded in us at our birth. The door then opens outward to the world where we bring this giftedness to share with others. As Joyce explores aspects of opening the door, she will focus on the Lenten journey, a time of re-turning to the Holy One. The day will include two conferences, a quiet time of reflection, small group dialogue, and creative prayer experiences.

Contact: Rosie Rundell
ksrosie@yahoo.com
Phone: 785-776-5151

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March 13
Omaha, Nebraska

Servite Center of Compassion
7400 Military Avenue
Omaha, NE 68134

Second Friday of Each Month
September 2008 - April 2009
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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Compassion and Healing
# 7 of 8 (Closed)
Registration for Sept. 2009 - Apr. 2010 Sessions now open

Details available on Registraion Form
Download Registration Information (pdf)

Contact: Margaret Stratman
stratman@osms.org
402-571-2348

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March 14
Omaha, Nebraska

St. Leo's Parish
Womens Retreat Day

Discovering Our Hidden Treasure

     We have many jewels deep within us that are waiting to be discovered. One of our greatest treasures is the wonder of divinity residing in us. This God-ness (Goodness) activates and encourages our virtues and talents, urging them to come alive. In our busy world we often get caught in the whirlwind and miss this beauty of our truest, deepest self. This retreat is a time to slow down, to turn to our Divine Guide and let ourselves be led within to the place where much is yet to be revealed. It is a creative venture, an invitation to stretch and grow. It is a time to become clearer about our purpose in life and to gain greater inner freedom.

The day will include creative ritual and prayer, conferences by Joyce Rupp, time for quiet reflection and sharing in small groups. Most of all, the retreat will be about recognizing, accepting and celebrating the marvelous human beings that we are.

Contact:   Ann Marie Petrylka
sam@stleo.net
402-740-7991


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March 28
Cherokee, Iowa
Lenten Retreat

Growing in Faith Through Difficult Times

     Each of us experiences difficult times and situations. Our disturbances and distresses offer us the opportunity of spiritual growth. Christianity refers to this experience as the paschal mystery, the journey of life-death-life. This process mirrors the journey of Jesus and is at the heart of our spiritual transformation. How do we embrace the dying parts of this cycle that precede promised growth? How do we enter into the darkness, trust in the unfolding of newness, and keep hope in times of  obstacles and discouragement? Who and what holds and supports us until we emerge from the chrysalis of darkness into the birth of fuller love and peace? As Joyce Rupp facilitates this retreat she will reflect on these questions. Through creative prayer, conferences, quiet reflective times and group dialogue she will encourage participants to enter into the heart of the paschal mystery with confidence and a renewed sense of dedication to spiritual growth.

Contact: Sister Janice Hoffman, osf
723 W Cedar St.
Cherokee, IA 51012
Phone: 712-225-4114

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April 17
Omaha, Nebraska

Servite Center of Compassion
7400 Military Avenue
Omaha, NE 68134

Second Friday of Each Month
September 2008 - April 2009
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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Compassion for the Environment
# 8 of 8 (Closed)
Registration for Sept. 2009 - Apr. 2010 Sessions now open

Details available on Registraion Form
Download Registration Information (pdf)

Contact: Margaret Stratman
stratman@osms.org
402-571-2348

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April 24 - 25
Marriottsville, Maryland

Bon Secours Retreat Center

 Open the Door: A Journey to Your True Self

    Our truest self cries out to be known and integrated into the way we live. The “door” of the heart is a way of speaking about an entry to the deeper self. The Sufi poet, Rumi, describes this soul-space as a magnificent cathedral. St. Teresa of Avila notes, “I can find nothing with which to compare the great beauty of a soul…we can hardly form any conception of the soul’s great dignity and beauty.” The central purpose for opening the door inward is to discover and claim authenticity so this goodness and union with the divine can be expressed in every part of our life.

     Anytime we decrease our hurrying and rushing or deliberately choose to stop and consider what is happening (or not happening) in our life, we prepare ourselves to open the door of our heart. Come and join in this “slowing down” day led by Joyce Rupp. It is based on her forthcoming book of the same title. The retreat includes conferences, creative ritual, quiet reflective times, and opportunities for group dialogue. Silence that nourishes growth and deepens wisdom will be honored and respected during this day.

Contact: Tom Little
 Thomas_Little@bshsi.org
410-442-3142


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April 29
Houston, Texas

Cenacle Retreat Center

Evening Talk

    This is a celebration in honor of Sr. Mary Dennison and her many years of ministry at the Cenacle in Houston. Macrina Wiederkehr and Joyce Rupp will each be giving a talk this evening.

Contact: Sue Ellen Ruggles
sruggles@cenacleretreathouse.org
www.CenacleRetreatHouse.org
281-497-3131 x150

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May 1 - 2
Saginwaw, Michigan

Women's Retreat
“Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self

     This retreat, based on Joyce Rupp’s latest book, (due out in late August) offers both inspiration and encouragement for personal growth. Opening the “door” is a way of speaking about an invisible passageway through which we enter the endless territory of beauty and truth secluded in our interior world. This symbolic door of the heart bears a similarity to physical doors in that it, too, opens and closes. Our heart-door opens inward to the deepest, truest part of who we are. There we find the inherent goodness seeded in us at our birth. The door then opens outward to the world where we bring this giftedness and share it with others. The retreat day will include conferences on the journey of discovering one’s authentic self, quiet times of reflection, small group dialogue, and creative prayer experiences.

Contact: Roberta Kolasa
RKolasa@dioceseofsaginaw.org
989-797-6608

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September 11
Omaha, Nebraska

Servite Center of Compassion
7400 Military Avenue
Omaha, NE 68134

Second Friday of Each Month
September 2008 - April 2009
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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Overview of Compassion
#1 of 8

The Institute of Compassionate Presence (ICP) is a program of the Servite Center of Compassion in Omaha, NE. This eight-month program, from September to April, is offered to professional and non-professional persons who wish to deepen the living of compassion in their personal and professional lives. Once a month participants come together for a day of input, sharing of experiences, and integration activities. A different facet of compassion is explored in each session. Presenters are local and national professionals with expertise in their fields. Participants can receive college credit or CEUs for the program through the College of St. Mary in Omaha. This enrichment opportunity both enhances the participants' lives and brings a deepened sense of compassion to our world.   (Program is limited to 50 participants.)

Details available on Registraion Form
Download Registration Information (pdf)

Contact: Margaret Stratman
stratman@osms.org
402-571-2348

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September 30
Benburb, Northern Ireland


Servite Priory/Retreat Centre
Evening

Discovering Our Hidden Treasure

In our busy world we often get caught in the whirlwind and miss the beauty of what is of greatest value. We easily forget the wondrous presence of the indwelling Holy One. We do not see, or neglect to recall, our own goodness and potential for wholeness.  Servite sister Joyce Rupp invites us to slow down, to turn to our Divine Guide and let ourselves be led within to the place where we can become clearer about our purpose in life and stronger in our faith.

Contact: Chris O’Brien, osm
obrienchris@btinternet.com
028 375 48241
http://www.servites-benburb.com/

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October - December 2009

October 1
Benburb, Northern Ireland

Servite Priory/Retreat Centre

All day retreat

Becoming a Compassionate Presence

    Compassion teaches and inspires us to accompany the hurting ones of our personal lives, our ministry, and our world with loving kindness. Compassion also teaches us how to give ourselves understanding and acceptance when we are in the midst of pain and struggle. Servite sister Joyce Rupp will offer a view of compassion from Christianity, as well as other varied spiritual and literary sources, along with her own personal life experience.  She will also give suggestions for how to live and pray in a compassionate way.

    The retreat day will include creative prayer experiences, conferences by Joyce, quiet times of reflection and small group dialogue.

Contact:  Chris O’Brien, osm
obrienchris@btinternet.com
028 37548241
http://www.servites-benburb.com/

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October 2 - 4
Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland

Fairways Hotel

Religious Education Congress
"From Memory to Hope"

Growing in Faith Through Difficult Times.

In what way does our past history shape us, our present situation transform us, and our future vision enliven us?  Joyce Rupp looks at this question through the lens of the paschal mystery. She invites participants to approach difficult times as opportunities for birthing fuller love, stronger faith, and deeper peace.

Contact: Brendan O’Reilly
brendan.oreilly@iecon.ie
 (01) 5053140
www.recongress.ie

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October 9
Omaha, Nebraska

Servite Center of Compassion
7400 Military Avenue
Omaha, NE 68134

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Compassion for Self
# 2 of 8

     The Institute of Compassionate Presence (ICP) is a program of the Servite Center of Compassion in Omaha, NE. This eight-month program, from September to April, is offered to professional and non-professional persons who wish to deepen the living of compassion in their personal and professional lives. Once a month participants come together for a day of input, sharing of experiences, and integration activities. A different facet of compassion is explored in each session. Presenters are local and national professionals with expertise in their fields. Participants can receive college credit or CEUs for the program through the College of St. Mary in Omaha. This enrichment opportunity both enhances the participants' lives and brings a deepened sense of compassion to our world.   (Program is limited to 50 participants.)

Download Registration Information (pdf)

Contact: Margaret Stratman
stratman@osms.org
402-571-2348

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October 9 (Evening)
Omaha, Nebraska

Servite Center of Compassion
7400 Military Avenue
Omaha, NE 68134

Celebrating Our Oneness
7:30 – 9:30 pm.

A benefit evening for the Servite Center of Compassion
Sara Thomsen and Joyce Rupp

Celebrating Our Oneness

I see that I am not a separate entity, and never could be, because the tiny particles of my body are dancing, intermingling with the particles of life around me. It is not a matter of “them” and “me,” whether this be people rocks, sea anemones, clouds, or rabbits on the run. Rather, it is a matter of “us.” 
                         - Joyce Rupp, The Cosmic Dance

So much unites us. All of who we are speaks of a common thread of life and inner connectedness. We dwell in a physical body within a vast universe. We each live in the mystery of our soul’s deep secret. We wake and sleep under the same sun and moon. We breathe of the same planet’s atmosphere and we all consist of stardust. Sara Thomsen and Joyce Rupp will lead participants in celebrating this amazing gift of our oneness through song, poetry, and reflective readings. This evening offers inspiration and a rededication to compassion and peace in our world. Bring the song of your self and your passion for life. We are all in this together. Let’s celebrate this wondrous gift!


Sara Thomsen is a singer-songwriter, recording artist, and artistic director of the Echoes of Peace Choir and the vocal trio Three Altos. Sara is a leader in facilitating community singing and in activating, engaging, and empowering hearts and minds through the power of song. Artist website: www.sarathomsen.com

Registration:
Advance:    $25.00  
At the door:  $35.00   
All checks payable to: Servite Center of Compassion
  Send to:  Margaret Stratman,
               Servite Center of Compassion
   7400 Military Ave, Omaha NE 68134

Information:  Margaret Stratman  
402-951-3026 
scc@osms.org

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October 10 (Evening)
Des Moines, Iowa

Holy Trinity Church
2926 Beaver Ave
Des Moines, IA

Celebrating Our Oneness
7:30 – 9:30 pm.

A benefit evening for the Servite Center of Compassion
Sara Thomsen and Joyce Rupp

Celebrating Our Oneness

I see that I am not a separate entity, and never could be, because the tiny particles of my body are dancing, intermingling with the particles of life around me. It is not a matter of “them” and “me,” whether this be people rocks, sea anemones, clouds, or rabbits on the run. Rather, it is a matter of “us.” 
                         - Joyce Rupp, The Cosmic Dance

So much unites us. All of who we are speaks of a common thread of life and inner connectedness. We dwell in a physical body within a vast universe. We each live in the mystery of our soul’s deep secret. We wake and sleep under the same sun and moon. We breathe of the same planet’s atmosphere and we all consist of stardust. Sara Thomsen and Joyce Rupp will lead participants in celebrating this amazing gift of our oneness through song, poetry, and reflective readings. This evening offers inspiration and a rededication to compassion and peace in our world. Bring the song of your self and your passion for life. We are all in this together. Let’s celebrate this wondrous gift!


Sara Thomsen is a singer-songwriter, recording artist, and artistic director of the Echoes of Peace Choir and the vocal trio Three Altos. Sara is a leader in facilitating community singing and in activating, engaging, and empowering hearts and minds through the power of song. Artist website: www.sarathomsen.com

Registration:
Advance:    $25.00  
At the door:  $35.00   
All checks payable to: Servite Center of Compassion
  Send to:  Margaret Stratman,
               Servite Center of Compassion
   7400 Military Ave, Omaha NE 68134

Information:  Margaret Stratman  
402-951-3026 
scc@osms.org

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October 18 - 19
Great Falls, Montana


Pastoral Care Week, Benefis Hospital

“Becoming a Compassionate Presence”

     For anyone involved in pastoral care, compassion is an essential component. The compassionate heart is in communion with all of life and is willing to enter into suffering with the heart of Christ. Compassion includes awareness, attitude and action. A deeper and clearer look at compassion, the central quality of Christ, enables caregivers to accompany hurting ones with loving kindness. Compassion also teaches how to live with unbounded love, to extend this gift of the heart to self as well as to others.

Contact: Wayne Pittard
pittwaym@benefis.org

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November 6
Neptune, New Jersey

Upper Room Spiritual Center
Spiritual Directors Day

Becoming a Compassionate Presence

Compassion for self and others is an integral aspect of spiritual guidance. In this workshop, Joyce Rupp provides theories and concepts of compassion from various disciplines including psychology, science, spirituality, theology, and sociology. Along with two presentations, this workshop includes processes to explore personal experiences of compassion in the spiritual direction relationship, as well as evoking ways of furthering compassionate presence.

Contact:   Maureen Christiansen, rsm
mcchristensen2000@yahoo.com
732-922-0550


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November 7
Neptune, New Jersey

Georgian Court University
Spirituality Conference

Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self

This spirituality conference is based on Joyce Rupp’s book, Open the Door, in which she invites participants to take a journey inward. The day offers both inspiration and encouragement for spiritual transformation. The symbolic door of the heart bears a similarity to physical doors in that it, too, opens and closes. Our heart-door opens inward to where we continually discover more of who we are as we also enter into an ever fuller communion with the Holy One. The heart-door then opens outward to the world where this giftedness and communion touches the lives of others. As Joyce explores aspects of opening the door, she will invite participants to quiet reflection and small group dialogue.

Contact:   Maureen Christiansen, rsm
mcchristensen2000@yahoo.com
732-922-0550


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November 13
Omaha, Nebraska

Servite Center of Compassion
7400 Military Avenue
Omaha, NE 68134

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Compassion for Others
# 3 of 8

     The Institute of Compassionate Presence (ICP) is a program of the Servite Center of Compassion in Omaha, NE. This eight-month program, from September to April, is offered to professional and non-professional persons who wish to deepen the living of compassion in their personal and professional lives. Once a month participants come together for a day of input, sharing of experiences, and integration activities. A different facet of compassion is explored in each session. Presenters are local and national professionals with expertise in their fields. Participants can receive college credit or CEUs for the program through the College of St. Mary in Omaha. This enrichment opportunity both enhances the participants' lives and brings a deepened sense of compassion to our world.   (Program is limited to 50 participants.)

Download Registration Information (pdf)

Contact: Margaret Stratman
stratman@osms.org
402-571-2348

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December  4 – 5
Baton Rouge
St. Joseph Spirituality Center
Advent Retreat

Open the Door, Welcome Christ

"O Key of David, opening the gates of God's eternal Kingdom, free the prisoners of darkness!"  (O Antiphon for December 20)

     Each of us has a Sacred Door which allows us entrance into the dwelling place of God. Like Mary of Nazareth, who opened her heart to be the dwelling place of Jesus, so each of us is invited to open the door of our heart and welcome the Holy One with fuller faith and greater love. This retreat is an invitation to seek and re-discover this mystery of Emmanuel, God-with-us, as we delve deeper into the Advent season. During this retreat we will open the door of our heart inward in order to look within our deepest self, to discover the treasures abiding there.  We will also open the door of our heart outward in order to look beyond our self,  to be more ready to welcome those in whom God dwells and sends into our midst.

The retreat will include conferences by Joyce Rupp, creative ritual, quiet reflective times, and opportunities for group dialogue.


Contact: Sr. Cynthia Sabathier, CSJ
Sabathcsj@aol.com
225-383-3349

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December 11
Omaha Nebraska

Servite Center of Compassion
7400 Military Avenue
Omaha, NE 68134

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Compassion in Loss and Suffering
# 4 of 8

     The Institute of Compassionate Presence (ICP) is a program of the Servite Center of Compassion in Omaha, NE. This eight-month program, from September to April, is offered to professional and non-professional persons who wish to deepen the living of compassion in their personal and professional lives. Once a month participants come together for a day of input, sharing of experiences, and integration activities. A different facet of compassion is explored in each session. Presenters are local and national professionals with expertise in their fields. Participants can receive college credit or CEUs for the program through the College of St. Mary in Omaha. This enrichment opportunity both enhances the participants' lives and brings a deepened sense of compassion to our world.   (Program is limited to 50 participants.)

Download Registration Information (pdf)

Contact: Margaret Stratman
stratman@osms.org
402-571-2348

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Looking Ahead:

Servite Center of Compassion
7400 Military Avenue
Omaha, NE 68134

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These are part of an eight month program. Participants register for the entire eight sessions. Registration for the September 2009 – April 2010 Institute begins in January of 2009.  (Program is limited to 50 participants.)

Compassion and the Marginalized
January 8, 2010

Compassiong Within Organizations
February 12, 2010

Compassion and Healing
March 12, 2010

Compassion for the Environment
April 9, 2010

Download Registration Information (pdf)

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Now available
:

An overview of compassion
that Joyce presented
at the first all day session of the
Institute of Compassionate Presence
(ICP).

Compassion

     The content of this presentation, “The Heart of Compassion,” offers a wealth of information and inspiration gleaned from Joyce’s research and study of compassion, plus stories of her own lived experience through the years.

   Can be ordered in either two compact discs ($10.00) or a DVD ($18.00).

   This resource is only available for purchase through the Servite Bookstore. (www.osms.org). Click on the links above or when you go to the Servite Bookstore, click on Servite Bookstore,  then Other Resources by Joyce Rupp, and next scroll to bottom of page)



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