Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Dan Quinlan is on a journey as a mystic-in-training at the Center for Action and Contemplation’s Living School. He's also a husband, and a father of two ambitious soon-to-be physicians. As Lumunos' Business and Operations Director, he works hard to find sustainable avenues for bringing our services to a wider audience. In his "spare" time, you'll find him fighting for policy change to address climate change, playing soccer, or backcountry skiing down the slopes in Vermont. He can be reached at dan@lumunos.org.

Betsy Perry describes herself as a reluctant mystic on an inner journey in the midst of everyday life. A wife, mother, grandmother, and retiree, Betsy has freedom to pursue her inner journey as a Spiritual Director and as a Kundalini Yoga Instructor. Her background as a nurse, teacher, and health care administrator informs her work now in retirement. Betsy is a former staff member of Lumunos. She can be reached at whatmatters.souljourney@gmail.com.


Becca Perry-Hill 

Mystics for Everyday Living

(A Monthly Drop-In Online Event) 

Facilitated by Dan Quinlan and Betsy Perry

Join us this month as we explore the writing and teaching of Martin Laird, an Augustinian priest and Professor of Early Christian Studies at Villanova University. He is the author of three highly-regarded books on Christian contemplative spirituality, including Into the Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation. Laird's style of writing is down-to-earth and contemporary, even as he presents deeply transformative ideas.

In this session, we'll consider his views on questions like:
  • What does it mean to be a fully contemplative person?
  • What does it mean to live with "unforced rhythms of grace"?

The framework for each session will be to explore a few of the main ideas each mystic focused (or focuses) on and how those ideas might help us in our spiritual journeys. Each session will include a short accessible reading to help participants become familiar with key ideas. Personal reflection time, conversation with others, and ideas for contemplative practices will be woven into the sessions, providing opportunities to explore our own internal and external journey towards wholeness.