Three Things Talks: "Let us Pray: Types
Dec 4, 2010
10:00 Dr. Marian Maskulak,
Marian Maskulak, CPS is an assistant professor of Theology and
Religious Studies at St. John’s University, Queens, NY. She
received her Ph.D. in Theology from the University of St. Michael’s
College, Toronto, and the S.T. D. from Regis College,
Toronto. Her area of special interest is spirituality.
Silence is an integral part of all forms of prayer and yet, in a
world of constantly increasing stimuli, the role of silence in
prayer can easily be overlooked. This talk considers the importance
of silence in various forms of prayer, but most especially in the
prayer of "resting in God" - contemplation.
Grace Without Measure
11:00 Fr. Tom
Rev. Thomas Caserta is a priest of the diocese of Brooklyn
currently assigned as pastor of St. Bernadette's. For twenty-two
years he served as spiritual director of the college seminary in
Douglaston and has been an adjunct assistant professor at St.
John's for over 25 years. He is actively involved in giving
retreats to laity, priests, and men and women in consecrated life
both in the United States and abroad.
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The presentation will focus on prayer as an experience of grace -
God's free gift of himself to the soul. Special attention will be
paid to prayer of petition and prayer in the midst of difficulty.
Some thought will also be given to the changing face of prayer
through the stages of our lives.
Prayer in the Midst of Ordinary
12:00 Dr. Pam
Pam Shea-Byrnes, D.Min., serves as the Vice President of University
Ministry and University Events at St. John’s University. She
has worked in ministry to youth and young adults for nearly 25
years within the Diocese of Brooklyn at St. John’s University and
at St. James Cathedral.
Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary. How often do you feel
that you are not praying right? So often we think of finding
God in the big moments of our lives. If we truly want to develop
our prayer lives, we have to begin to recognize Him in the ordinary
moments of each day. Spend some time considering practical ways
that you can work to make your prayer more meaningful and