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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: Friday, February 7, 2019

Location: Fleck 314

To register for the February 7 retreat, please register via GivePulse/ SEU Volunteer Connect at:

If you do not have a GivePulse account, and receive a “Private Event” message, click “Log In,” then click the gold “Login via your university account” button. Enter your SEU email and password and the registration page for Subv. Spir. #2 should appear. Click the green "Register" button in the upper right quadrant. If you have difficulty registering, please contact Laura Sanders

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

Upcoming Retreats: Save the Dates!

  • February 7, 2020
  • April 17, 2020


March 27-29, 2020

St. Edward's University,

Austin, Texas

Registration is Now Open!

The 2020 Convocation will include a celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Brothers of St. Joseph, now the Brothers of Holy Cross.