Possible Parables – Biblical Stories Re-Imagined and Performed

Event Phone: 630-969-4141

Saturday, October 19, 2024 — 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Coffee/Rolls at 8:30 a.m.)

Location:  Carmelite Spiritual Center; 8419 Bailey Road; Darien, IL

Cost:  $20/person (Coffee and rolls included) — optional lunch for an additional $15 (lunch registrations must be made by October 16th–all others by October 18th)

Presenter: Dr. Jim Healy

Are there parables or bible stories that you’ve heard so often that your brain goes on automatic when they start?  Have you ever wondered what happened “the next day” after a key event in Scripture?  Have you had blinding flashes of insight regarding scripture passage, and then somehow forgotten it?  Have you suspected that some of the villains in scripture were not all bad, and some of the heroes not all good?  Do you want to explore more the depth of their meaning?  Come to join us on the morning of October 19th.  After each short dramatic presentation, there will be ample time for reflection and feedback.

Robert Frost said:  “A poem begins in delight but ends in wisdom!”  So does Scripture.

“Striking, innovative, enjoyable and challenging!  Don’t miss this one!”  —  Fr. Bob Colaresi, CSC Director

The Carmelite Spiritual Center offers an exciting opportunity to explore the Parables of Jesus.  He taught in parables because he did not want easy answers, but rather an in-depth exploration of the Good News for us to reflect on.

Jim Healy is a psychologist, playwright and performer.  For 30 years he worked as Director of the Office of Family Ministry for the Catholic Diocese of Joliet.  He is a popular speaker and writer in this field, and more recently has been writing and performing his own theatrical work, including the popular Louis Jolliet:  A Solid Path Through Water.  In 2019, Lewis University awarded him an honorary doctorate in the Humanities.

  • Possible Parables
     October 19, 2024
     8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Possible Parables (coffee/rolls only) $20.00 USD  
Possible Parables (lunch included) $35.00 USD