What the Spirit-Wisdom of the Mystics Reveals to Us Today

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | 6:30pm

Jesus gave Peter the mandate to “Feed my sheep” (John 21: 17) and there is no better way to do this than an invitation to a discussion on mysticism and to break bread together. In this spirit, we will gather in St. Joseph's Chapel for dinner, a lecture and small-group discussion.


'The Head and the Heart at last inseparable, they are lost in the wonder of the One.'  Howard Thurman (1899-1981)—Mystic, Prophet  & Theologian

Alton B. Pollard, III, is the Professor of Religion and Culture at Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C. He holds degrees from Fisk University (BA with honors in religion and philosophy and business management), Harvard University Divinity School (MDiv), and Duke University, Department of Religion (PhD). His previous faculty appointments include St. Olaf College, Wake Forest University, Emory University, where he served as Director of Black Church Studies at Candler School of Theology and Chair of American Religious Cultures in the Graduate Division of Religion (PhD program), and various visiting lectureships throughout the United States and Africa.


6:30 pm - Pizza with wine (please bring a bottle to share); suggested donation for dinner is $12
7 pm - Lecture
8–9 pm - Small group discussion

The class is limited to 50 guests so please RSVP to [email protected].

To find your way to St. Joseph’s Chapel enter via the Way of Peace entrance located at the Southeast corner of the cathedral (note this entry way is currently covered scaffolding)”


Future weeks:

November 8: The Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler, discusses his new book, In Search of a Prophet: A Spiritual Journey with Kahlil Gibran

November 15: The Rev. Dana Colley Corsello shares revelations from Julian of Norwich


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  • Dates Offered
    • November 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm