The Gospel According To John

August 6, 2012 - August 12, 2012


During this week, we will read the Gospel from the perspective of creative nonviolence and discuss the great themes of life, love, peace, vision and hope, through John’s story of “signs” and “glory.” From the wedding at Cana to the raising of Lazarus, we will walk with Jesus and meet John’s great caricatures– Nicodemus, the woman at the well, the once blind man, and Martha and Mary. Then we will ponder the long last supper discourse, the crucifixion and the marvelous resurrection accounts to be strengthened for our own life journey in the footsteps of the peacemaking Jesus. This week will feature morning sessions with presentations, quiet time, small and large group discussion. It will be a glorious time to make new friends and enjoy the beauty of Ghost Ranch, but most of all, to take time to read the Gospel of John in a circle of friends. As we do, we will have time to reflect on our own life journeys in light of John’s Gospel, and be sent forth in the peace of the risen, nonviolent Jesus to be new people of love, vision and hope.

Instructor (s):

Rev. John Dear, S.J. is a Jesuit priest, peace activist, organizer, lecturer, retreat leader, and author/editor of 20 books on peace and nonviolence, including “Living Peace”, published by Doubleday. Archbishop Desmond Tutu nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008. For more information, visit

Week(s) 08/06/2012 – 08/12/2012

Instructor(s) Rev. John Dear Need more info? Call us at (505) 685 – 4333 ext 4152

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