Saints and Mystics Through the Ages: A Lens Into Our Own Lives?

Reflect on a basic and general tension in the human condition and the spiritual life: the head and the heart. Join Dr. Sam Rocha for three sessions that will work historically and biographically, focusing on the life and thought of three pairs of saints and mystics from the Early Church (Sts. Augustine and Monica), the Middle Ages (Sts. Bonaventure and Francis of Assisi), and Modernity (Sts. Theresa of Avila and Therese of Lisieux).

In each pairing we find illuminating contrasts and convergences that that will serve as a lens to examine our own lives and thoughts. Each session will begin with a basic overview by Dr. Sam Rocha, and will be open for discussion and questions thereafter.

Dates:Three Mondays – April 13, 20, 27
Time:7:00 –9:00 pm
Place:St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 4451 Williams Road, Richmond, BC

For more info, email [email protected] or contact Saint Mark’s College at 604-822-4463.

About Dr. Rocha

Dr. Rocha is a Catholic philosopher of education in the faculty of education at UBC. His interest and expertise in this topic stems from his lifelong work to translate the Catholic intellectual tradition into something approachable and worthwhile for laypersons. His two most recent works, a short book on philosophy and education and a soul album of music based on St. Augustine’s Confessions, are evidence of this aspect of his ministry. For more about Dr. Rocha, visit his website:

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