Denial, anger, depression, and anxiety block the path to freedom. Hostile environments at home and work feed our sense of being out of control and under attack. To deal with these realities, Sr. Riley introduces the listener to a series of meditation techniques that address our unhealthy defense mechanisms, face our fears, and begin to understand the peace and strengths that come from utilizing the insights of mystics as well as psychologists.
The desire to pray is itself a passage into prayer. Jesuit Fr. Thomas Green issues a friendly invitation to act on that desire, to become a person of prayer. He offers approaches that prepare one for an encounter with God, approaches that will encourage the beginner and strengthen and renew those whose prayer life needs revitalization.
This presentation will uplift, delight, and inspire every senior religious. With humor, insight, and realism, Sr. Riley reinforces the listener’s faith and affirms the value of every single religious whatever the state of his or her health might be. Everyone will be reminded of the spiritual wealth of his or her own congregation while embracing this mutually shared mature spirituality that is totally Catholic and appropriate for the veterans of love, who have reached their jubilee years.
In addition to her continuous post as professor at Duquesne, her past roles have included assistant dean of the music school, chair of the piano department, and membership on numerous committees and boards. She has received the President’s Award for Excellence in Community Service and was honored with membership in the Century Club of Distinguished Alumni.