For the past several years, InterVarsity Faculty Ministry in collaboration with InterVarsity’s Study Abroad program, has hosted Via Divina, a digital pilgrimage with downloadable audio guides and companion written materials. This year’s digital pilgrimage is titled The Franciscan Way and follows the lives of St. Francis and Clare of Assisi. Jamie Noyd, director of the program for graduate students and faculty, will be previewing the themes of the walks of this year’s pilgrimage in a series of posts. The program is open to all readers of the ESN blog and we join Jamie in inviting you to walk with us!
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalm 16:11
These past years we have seen and experienced suffering and disillusionment increase – on top of what had already been happening over the past decades. Still, we are promised that in God’s presence we will have joy. In a recent column [in front of paywall] in The New York Times, Tish Harrison Warren writes that even in the midst of all the brokenness around us, “Our culture desperately needs to rethink and rediscover joy.”
But how is that possible?
Join Via Divina: The Franciscan Way hosted by Faculty Ministry (June 28 – Aug 2) and follow Francis of Assisi as he transforms from a disillusioned youth to a joy-filled follower of Jesus. This 13th century monk has surprising lessons for use today.
Learn more and Register: https://gfm.intervarsity.org/divina-franciscan-way-faculty-ministry
About the author:
Jamie serves with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries as Co-Area Director for the Ohio Valley, working with campus ministers in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh and faculty groups in Greater Cincinnati at University of Cincinnati (UC) and Northern Kentucky University (NKU). In addition she serves as Director of Faculty Pilgrimage for InterVarsity’s Faculty Ministries enjoying the opportunity to put into practice her doctoral research in literary pilgrimage.