With the closing of ministry at Mount St. Alphonsus as of January 1, 2012 many things that we have enjoyed there will come to an end. One of them is a tradition begun by Father Francis Gargani, CSsR in the early 1990s. At that time, Brother Donald Bisson was serving as novice master in the Marist community down the road on Route 9W. Never one to miss an opportunity to get first class presenters on the Mount's program schedule, Father Francis arranged for Brother Don to give two Saturday presentations in the fall and two in the spring each year. Brother Don's expertise is in the areas of spirtuality and Jungian psychology. At. first amature recordings were made of the presentations and now most of them are available on CDs available at his website.
The last presentations that Brother Don will be giving at the Mount will be offered on Saturday, October 8 and Sautrday, November 19, 2011. Each begins at 9:30am, ends at 3:30pm. The cost for the day is $60.00 which includes lunch. Reservations are reququired.
Saturday, October 8 - Intentional Community
In Our hectic and individualized society, ther is a growing hunger for intentional communities of faith and growth. This workshop will attempt to assist all forms of communities: families, religious congregations, support groups, parishes, etc., to become more conscious and intentional in living the call to unity and love.
Saturday, November 19 - Intentional Pilgrims
We re all called to the holy, but the pilgrim is an individual who is consciously on the quest of life long conversion. This workshop offered from a Jungian and Christian perspective will examine the cost and joy of being a daily pilgrim to the Divine even from the margins of our lives.