"The Glory of God is man fully alive." Saint Irenaeus
The Office of Family and Sanctity of Life for The Eparchy of Saint Maron is launching this week a monthly series of online talks based on Saint Irenaeus’ quote “The Glory of God is man fully alive.” Join us for the entire series of talks or as many as you can attend online. The talks will be recorded and shared with all people registered for the series.
Talk 1 - Love Story: The Story of Man’s Creation: (Gen 1: 26-28) - Tuesday January 12, 2021 at 7 pm . Click here to watch the first talk. Talk 2 - Beloved Sons & Daughters of God (Mt 19: 13-15) - Tuesday February 16, 2021 at 7 pm Talk 3 - Removing the Obstacles to True Happiness: (Lk 13: 6-9) - Tuesday March 16, 2021 at 7 pm Talk 4 - Intimacy with Christ: (Jn 15: 7 - 17) - Thursday April 8, 2021 at 7 pm Talk 5 - The Love of Christ Impels Us: (Jn 4: 4-54) - Tuesday May 18, 2021 at 7 pm
God, The Son became man to elevate our humanity and to give us the dignity to be sons and daughters of God, The Father. This series of talks will help us appropriate what is already ours and show us how to be alive in Christ. Once we embrace our vocation as God’s adopted children fully alive in Christ, we can work faithfully to uphold the dignity and sanctity of every human life from conception to natural death.
Bishop Gregory will offer an opening prayer this Tuesday at 7pm, then Father Hopkins LC, will begin the series. Q & A to follow.
Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC studied Liberal Arts at Thomas Aquinas College in California before entering the Legionaries of Christ in 1977. He completed his philosophical and theological studies in Rome at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the University of St. Thomas Aquinas. He received a master’s degree in psychology from Divine Mercy University. He has worked in Ireland and Mexico in the Catholic formation of youth and family. He was the founder and director of the Our Lady of Mt. Kisco Family Center in New York until 2006, which specializes in marriage preparation courses, retreats, spiritual exercises, family counseling, marriage enrichment retreats and youth activities. He then worked with Regnum Christi's marriage programs in Atlanta Georgia. He was ordained by Saint John Paul II along with his two younger brothers on the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Legionaries of Christ in St. Peter’s Basilica in 1991. He also has a sister who is a Nashville Dominican. Father is the Program Director, Chaplain of Our Lady of Bethesda. The Legion of Christ is a Catholic congregation of pontifical right, made up of priests and seminarians studying for the priesthood. It is affiliated with the apostolic movement Regnum Christi, founded in 1959, which includes lay persons and diocesan priests and has branches of lay Consecrated Men and Regnum Christi Consecrated Women. The Legion of Christ has founded religious communities in 22 countries. Its members have included three bishops, 953 priests and 1,877 seminarians as of the end of 2012. In the U.S. it operates nine schools and two of a small number of seminaries for teenage boys in the US. Regnum Christi had approximately 70,000 members in 2009, and the youth branch ECyD has tens of thousands.
Zoom Link Information
The Office of Family and Sanctity of Life is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Fully Alive Series Time: Eastern Time (US and Canada) Tuesday Jan 12, 2021 07:00 PM Tuesday Feb 16, 2021 07:00 PM Tuesday Mar 16, 2021 07:00 PM Thursday Apr 29, 2021 07:00 PM Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZYkceirqTguHtKucRX4P3BgWuxsYfywdavC/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGqpz0rGdOWtB2BRpwQHY_od-nwtnZbgrd2iRzXO3RjMSHxAfdaIYt5Cc_U
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