***HCI CONVOCATION 2020 has been cancelled***

With the growing health safety concerns related to the spread of the Coronavirus,

the decision has been made to cancel the Holy Cross Institute Convocation.

“With the City of Austin’s declaration of a local state of disaster, the Holy Cross Institute at St. Edward's University has decided to cancel the upcoming HCI Convocation on March 27-29 out of an abundance of caution. Our Convocation is unique in that it brings together participants from across the country and across the globe to the university's campus for multiple days. Although we understand that cancelling the Convocation is disappointing for all of us in our Holy Cross community, we support our national and local government's efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to prioritize the health and wellness of our communities.”

(Dr. J. Andrew Prall, Provost, St. Edward's University)

Subversive Spirituality

2019-2020 SEU Faculty / Staff Mini-Retreats

General Theme: Pursuing the Beloved Community

Session Theme: TBA

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00pm

Next Retreat: Friday, April 17, 2020

Location: Fleck 314

Registration will open in March!

Annual Theme: "Pursuing the Beloved Community"

This year's Subversive Spirituality series explores how we might work toward building more inclusive and compassionate communities. For vision and inspiration, we are considering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s concept of the “Beloved Community,” which was central to his life and work. In our conversations, we will reflect on what it means to regard one another as being created in the image of God, a biblical concept that is explicitly mentioned in the St. Edward's mission statement.

Our first session in October provided a foundation for our year's theme, providing an opportunity to consider the challenges and promises of community today and to consider Dr. King's image of the Beloved Community. The December 6 session will look at the biblical background of our theme of pursuing the Beloved Community (with a reflection on what it means to be made in the divine image).

Planning Committee:

Dr. Kelley Coblentz-Bautch

Br. Joel Giallanza

Dr. James Puglisi

Rev. Dr. Jennifer Veninga