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Joyful Witness in the Spirit of Francis and Clare of Assisi

Susan Muto, Lori McMahon

Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi, by their words and deeds, encouraged Christians to live out the belief that the kingdom of heaven belongs to the poor in spirit. In fact, the core of Franciscan spirituality claims that the reality of God’s divine love enables us to radiate joyful optimism and sacrificial generosity. In this session, Susan Muto and Lori McMahon of the Epiphany Association—which promotes the teaching and research of formative spirituality—will explore fundamental themes of Franciscan spirituality, leading us to a deeper understanding of how we are called to full participation in Christ, embracing a life of suffering, joy, and compassion.

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Who’s Caring for the Caregiver? Ministering to the Caregivers in our Midst

Deb Kelsey-Davis, Kelly Johnson

There are an estimated sixty-five million family caregivers in the United States today, a silent army of people who struggle with stress, guilt, and spiritual depletion. How do we, as the Church, minister to these caregivers? What can we do to address their struggles, which include losses in relationships, loneliness, and crises of faith? In this webinar, Deb Kelsey-Davis and Kelly Johnson, cofounders of Nourish for Caregivers, will help you learn how supporting caregivers strengthens families and our parishes and extends Christ’s love to the community.

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