Father Richard Rohr to discuss great themes of Paul

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church’s Adult Christian Education Study (A.C.E.S.) continues a review of Richard Rohr’s (O.F.M.) lecture series entitled the “Great Themes of Paul, Life as Participation.”

Father Richard Rohr, a Franciscan monk, is founding director for the Center for Action and Contemplation, located in Albuquerque, N.M. (www.cacradocalgrace.org). Rohr was ordained to the priesthood in 1970 after receiving his master’s degree in theology.

He is known internationally and he considers the proclamation of the Gospel to be his primary call, using many different platforms to communicate the message.

Rohr is not only interesting, he is entertaining and very enjoyable to listen to.

In language that Paul might use if he were preaching and writing today, Rohr presents Paul’s all-embracing vision and invites us to enter into the mystery of Christ and be transformed. Rohr breaks new ground by applying up-to-date theories of our universe, integrating them with Paul’s revolutionary thinking about sin, saints, and spirituality. As a learned and dedicated Jew who embraced Jesus, Paul grappled with the issues of sin, death, transformation, law, eternal life, communion, and love. Father Richard also searches for meaning and understanding of these issues in light of contemporary psychology, cosmology, and global awareness. Rohr sees us as partaking in the incredible transformation of the whole cosmos that struggles with the pattern of descent and ascent that is revealed and affirmed in Jesus.

The A.C.E.S. meets Sundays 9:-9:45 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall for fellowship and study as we prepare for worship. We strive to form a deliberately diverse, fully inclusive, circle and all are welcome.

For more information, call John Gwin, 731-9666 and visit www.stpatrickspagosa.org.