MARIA STEIN – Sister Joyce Ann Zimmerman, C.PP.S., will be speaking at the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics as part of the Adoration Guild Learning Series on Oct. 15 and 24, 2019.
The first session will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Shrine’s Gathering Space. It will explore how the Roman Calendar/Church Year unfolds, what the various ranks of festival require in terms of liturgical celebrations, and what makes “Ordinary Time” so very extraordinary.
The second session will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m., same location, and will address the festal season Catholics will begin to celebrating soon: Advent/Christmas/Epiphany. The session will consider themes for each aspect of the cycle, how they related, and offer suggestions for how we might keep this Season in our homes and personal prayer.
For more than 50 years, Zimmerman has belonged to a congregation of women religious founded for Eucharistic adoration. She is the founding director of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio; an adjunct professor of liturgy; and a frequent facilitator of workshops on liturgy. She has published numerous scholarly and pastoral liturgical books and articles.
The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics provides faith nourishment and spiritual renewal through opportunities for prayer and pilgrimage and inspiration from the lives of the saints. People from around the world visit the shrine to explore and enjoy this environment rich in holiness and history. The Shrine is located at 2291 St. John’s Road in Maria Stein. For more event information, visit www.mariasteinshrine.org.