MARIA STEIN — The Maria Stein Shrine Adoration Guild will host a two-part Lenten learning series presented by Sister Joyce Ann Zimmerman, C.PP.S., at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 26 and April 11 at the Shrine, 2291 St. John’s Road, Maria Stein.
The presentations are free and open to the public.
Sister Joyce Ann Zimmerman, C.PP.S, 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.
On Tuesday, March 26, the first session “Sin and Conversion” is a reflection on the Cross, our own sinfulness, and God’s faithful offer of forgiveness. Sister Joyce Ann will discuss sin and how we can overcome our tendency to turn away from God, how we can become more aware of our sinfulness and be brought to conversion.
On Thursday, April 11, the second session focuses on reconciliation and the Sacrament of Penance. In a world so torn by broken relationships, reconciliation is a gentle nudge to wholeness and unity. The Sacrament of Penance is a blessed opportunity to receive the sacramental sign of God’s forgiveness.
On both days, the presentation will be first offered at 10am, then repeated at 7pm. Both presentations are free and open to the public. You do not have to attend both to experience the richness of the message, but we hope you do! For more information, visit www.mariasteinshrine.org or contact Susan Jenkins at 419-925-4532.
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 Rd. in Maria Stein. For more event information, visit www.mariasteinshrine.org.