On Sun., Nov.20, and Dec. 4, at 3:30 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Voice of the Faithful New Jersey is set to present discussions of the
book “Field of Compassion: How the New Cosmology is Transforming Spiritual Life” by Judy Cannato. Liturgy is scheduled to follow at 4:30 p.m.
In “Field of Compassion: How the New Cosmology is Transforming Spiritual Life,” award-winning author of “Radical Amazement,” Judy Cannato, provides insight and understanding to evaluate the harmony that the new cosmology and the Christian story enjoy.
The overarching narrative that has changed as a result of modern scientific discoveries is called the Universe Story. The story that has guided the lives of those with Christian roots is the Gospel. For many, the stories have seemed to clash, and they have felt the need to choose one or the other, even as they intuitively may have sensed that there has to be a single story that embraces the whole of life.
During the last several decades a new story has indeed emerged, a new cosmology that brings matters of science and matters of faith into a space where they no longer need collide but can complement each other and render a fuller picture of what is true. Ironically, in modern times it is science that has told us the story of how all life is connected in a fundamental way—a story that the world’s mystics have been telling for centuries.
Judy Cannato (1949-2011) was an author, retreat facilitator, and spiritual director best known for her work connecting the New Cosmology with Christian spirituality. She was an associate member of the Congregation of St. Joseph and worked at River’s Edge wellness center in Cleveland.
Cannato traveled extensively throughout the United States giving lectures, workshops and retreats, and was awarded for her work by the Catholic Press Association. She died on May 7, 2011, after a battle with cancer.
All are welcome. There is no charge for the program. For more information visit www.votfnj.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 973-539- 8735.