Interested in the relationship between science, spirituality, radical optimism, and Christian contemplation?
Spring Contemplative Conversations forming for a 8-week study on Christian Mystic, Scientist, Mathematician, and Philosopher Beatrice Bruteau via Zoom. Begins the week of April 12th.
Together through conversation and contemplation we will explore the wisdom of Beatrice Bruteau through her books Radical Optimism: Practical Spirituality in an Uncertain World and God’s Ecstasy: The Creation of a Self-Creating World, reading approximately 40 pages a week.
- Learning how contemplative practice, being Christ centered, and optimism help us face an uncertain world and how modern science, including evolution, enriches our spirituality and understanding of God.
- Our contemplative conversation groups create a safe space free of judgment, expectation, and confrontation where we can let the soul speak and the spirit journey forth. A place to learn from another.
- A space for the curious, the seeker, and the contemplative.
While her writings are lesser known than her male contemporaries such as Thomas Merton, Thomas Keating, Bede Griffiths, or David Steindl-Rast she was very influential to many of today’s most well known Christian Contemplatives and her work is receiving new attention through the promotion of Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, Sue Monk Kidd, and Brie Stoner among others.
“Beatrice Bruteau (1930–2014) was a brilliant scholar with a wide-ranging interest in mathematics, religion, science, and philosophy. Through her writing and relationships, she influenced the study of contemplative practice and evolutionary consciousness in very significant ways.” Richard Rohr
Cynthia Bourgeault on the life and legacy of Beatrice Bruteau: https://www.contemplative.org/a-tribute-to-beatrice-bruteau-by-cynthia-bourgeault/