Friday, February 05, 2010

2010 Annual Kay Butler Gill Memorial Lecture in Christian Spirituality

The 2010 Annual Kay Butler Gill Memorial Lecture in Christian Spirituality will be held at the Center for Christian Spirituality at The General Theological Seminary 21st Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenue in New York City on Tuesday, March 9th at 8 pm. The lecture will feature Janet K. Ruffing, RSM, on “Love Mysticism: Relic or Contemporary Reality?” There is a $10 donation which includes a reception. For more information e-mail Caitlin at the Center via

The lecture is named in honor of Kay Butler Gill, who died last year and who was married to past Rector, the Rev. Jim Gill. Kay was an important spiritual mentor and retreat leader at Trinity, Easton, in the Diocese of Bethlehem and in Maine where she and Jim retired.

Janet Ruffing is a Sister of Mercy from California, and was previously was professor of spirituality and spiritual direction at Fordham University. She has published five books: Uncovering Stories of Faith: Spiritual Direction and Narrative, Mysticism and Social Transformation (ed), Spiritual Direction: Beyond the Beginnings, Elisabeth Leseur: Selected Writings, and To Tell the Sacred Tale: Spiritual Direction and Narrative. She was a founding member of Spiritual Directors International and is currently vice-president/president elect of The Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality. She has been an associate editor for The Way and serves on the Editorial Board for Presence.

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