Programs Open to the Public

2017


April 30, 2017

The Maternal Womb of Mercy: Our Common Cosmic Home
An afternoon of Art and Reflections on Mother Earth, Laudato Si, and the Feminine Divine with Brother Mickey McGrath

St. Julia’s Parish | 374 Boston Post Rd | Weston, MA


February 4, 2017

Calliope
Boston’s Collaborative Choral/Orchestral Experience

First Church Boston | 66 Marlborough Street


March 4, 2017

Facing Fears, Holding Hope

Sisters of Saint Joseph
631 Cambridge Street | Brighton, MA

2016


December 3, 2016

Service of Remembrance
The mosaic of grief and its impact on each of us.

Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel
631 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA


November 12, 2016

Retreat Day for Women
Empowered by the Heart …the Spirituality of the Heart

Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel
631 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA


November 1, 2016

“Broken Dreams and New Hope: the Story of Trafficking, Addiction and Prostitution”

Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel
631 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA


October 16, 2016

Wise & Holy Women
A Special Invitation from Sacred Threads.
First Ever Annual Meeting
Stories that have helped us reach this point.

Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel
631 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA


MAY 21

Wise & Holy Women
Art and Stories with Bro. Mickey McGrath

St. Julia’s Parish Hall
Weston, MA

2015

DECEMBER 5

Growing into Tomorrow
Margaret Silf

Sisters of St. Joseph
Brighton, MA

NOVEMBER 7

Can We Talk About Something Else?
Difficult conversations about Living Well and Dying Well

St. Julia Parish Hall
274 Boston Post Road, Rt. 20
Weston, MA 02493

OCTOBER 13, 27 AND NOVEMBER 10

Exploring the Inner Doors of our Hearts

The metaphor of a door provides a symbolic way of identifying who we envision ourselves to be and how we currently experience life.

A series of conversations at the Watertown Public Library

OCTOBER 31

Faithfully Remembering: Weaving Strands of Solace & Hope

Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel
Brighton, MA

OCTOBER 3

Spend a morning with Greg O’Brien
Author of “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimers” with Molly Purdue,PHD, MA, MS Author of “Exploring the Experiences of Family Caregivers”

Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel
Brighton, MA

JULY 01

Are You Enough?
Glennon Dolye Melton
Author

Sacred Threads Center is pleased to present the incomparable Glennon Doyle Melton, author of Carry on Warrior, as she reflects on “Are You Enough?”

For more information on Glennon Doyle Melton please visit:
Momastery Website

St. Julia Parish Hall
274 Boston Post Road, Rt. 20
Weston, MA 02493

APRIL 25

The Heart of Spirituality: Bridging the Wisdom of East and West
Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Award winning author, poet and teacher

Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel
Brighton, MA

MARCH 21

Getting to the Heart of Lent: On Becoming Whole.
At the heart of all spirituality is the desire for wholeness.
Isn’t this what we are all searching for?
Come, explore and embrace this timeless need for desire for wholeness.

St. Joseph Parish Hall
274 Boston Post Road,
Weston, MA

2014

NOVEMBER 22

Celebrating Gratitude:
We invite you to gather, bringing spouses, children and friends with you, to pause and to give thanks.

St. Julia’s Parish Hall
374 Boston Post Road
Weston, MA 02493

NOVEMBER 15

The Way of the Cross: in and out of our lives
Joan Chittister and Janet Mackenzie

Wellesley College Chapel

NOVEMBER 1

Tending the Soul:
An opportunity to honor and remember our loved ones.
Sponsored by Mr. Paul Vermaelen in loving memory of his beloved wife, Margie.

The Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel
631 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA 02135

OCTOBER 4

Speaker Series – Part 1
Living with Integrity: Balancing the public and private dimensions of our lives
Speakers:
Janet Eisner, SND President of Emmanuel College
Lisa Hughes, Emmy Award Winning Journalist and News Anchor
Marian Ryan, District Attorney

Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel
Brighton, MA

JULY 12

Weaving a Sacred Future
Speaker: Margaret Silf

Retreat Day at St Julia’s Parish
Weston

APRIL 26

“The Mother/ Daughter Relationship”
Speaker: Anne-Marie Aigner, Founder of Aigner/Prensky Marketing Group ~ Founder, Food Truck Festivals of New England

St. Julia’s Parish
Weston

MARCH 6

“Threads of Inclusion: Recognizing the Sacred in our Lives Through Dignity, Grace and Justice”
Speaker: Simone Campbell, SSS

Regis College

2013

JANUARY 12

The Spirituality of Authentic Power: Transforming How We Lead and Love
Speaker: Maureen Walker, PhD

St. Julia’s Parish Hall
Weston, MA

FEBRUARY 16

Out of Our Heads Into Our Hearts

Tyler Room
Episcopal Divinity School
99 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA

MARCH 4

Lenten Evenings of Reflections: Women’s Voices
In Her Footsteps… Walking the Paths of Women of Scripture

Speaker: Sandy Mattucci – Writer, photographer, Chaplain and Spiritual Director

Bethlehem Chapel
Brandeis University

MARCH 11

Lenten Evenings of Reflections: Women’s Voices
In Your Voice – Who Am I Becoming?
Speakers: Marie LaBollita SC & Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM

Bethlehem Chapel
Brandeis University

APRIL 6

The Spirituality of Authentic Power: Transforming How We Lead and Love
Speaker: Maureen Walker, PhD

St. Julia’s Parish Hall
Weston, MA

APRIL 21

When Bad Things Happen to a Good Person: the Book of Job
Speaker: Rabbi Harold Kushner prominent author of the book of job: When Bad Things Happen To A Good Person

Temple MishkanTefila
300 Hammond Pond Pkwy
Chestnut Hill, MA

MAY 3 & 4

May 3
I hear God laughing: one woman’s journey of faith from Africa to the bars and brothels of the inner city?

May 4
Women called to connect, bond and heal in a broken world?

Speaker: Edwina Gateley

OCTOBER 3

Speaker Series – Donna Hicks
Speaker: Donna Hicks

Regis College

NOVEMBER 2

Faithfully Remembering
with Marie LaBollita, SC & Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM

The Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel

NOVEMBER 6

Speaker Series – Rev. Liz Walker
Speaker: Rev. Liz Walker

Regis College

NOVEMBER 23

Celebrating Gratitude
with Marie LaBollita, SC & Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM

St. Julia’s Parish Hall

2012

FEBRUARY 6

Claiming the Heart of Winter
Diane D’Souza

Bentley University Sacred Space

FEBRUARY 24-25

From Religion Back to Faith
Barbara Fiand

Regis College

MARCH 10

Forgiveness – An Act or an Attitude?
Michael Woodnick, Marie LaBollita, SC & Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM

The Center at Westwoods

APRIL 20

A Heart’s Journey – Music of Monica Brown
Monica Brown

Trinity Chapel
Newton

MAY 7

Mothering with Meaning
Kara Kolomitz and Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM

Regis College

JUNE 14

God, Women and the Church: Are we at the Crossroads?
Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ, Mary Quinn, SSC, Rev. Walter Cuenin

Regis College

JUNE 23-25

Adult Faith Development in the 21st Century
Diarmuid O’Murchu

SEPTEMBER 8

Coffee, Conversation & Companionship: Picking up the threads…which way now?
Marie LaBollita, SC and Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM

St. Julia’s Parish
Weston

SEPTEMBER 27

Spiritual Health in a Chaotic World
Maria DiLorenzo

Center at Westwoods

OCTOBER 17

Faith, Mental Illness & the Journey to Wholeness
Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ

Brandeis Chapel

NOVEMBER 1

Ritual of Remembrance
Marie LaBollita SC, Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM

Brandeis Chapel
Waltham

NOVEMBER 17

Celebrating Gratitude
Marie LaBollita SC, Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM

St. Julia’s Parish Hall
Weston

DECEMBER 3

Advent Evening of Reflection
Marie LaBollita, SC & Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM

Marian High School

2011

JANUARY 20

Claiming your Calm in a Crazy World – Theology on Tap Series at Medfield
Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM

JANUARY 22

Non-Violent Communication – The Language of Compassion and Peace
Liz Sparks

Brandeis Chapel

FEBRUARY 26

Spirituality – a Gift for the Body, a Gift for the Soul
Diane Souza

Regis College

MARCH 21

The Spirituality of Loneliness
Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM

Brandeis Chapel

MARCH 28

The Spirituality of Loss
Melissa Kelley, author of Grief

Brandeis Chapel

APRIL 4

The Spirituality of Self Care
Abbey Seixas, author of Finding the Deep River Within

Brandeis Chapel

APRIL 11

The Spirituality of Suffering
Marie LaBollita, SC

Brandeis Chapel

SEPTEMBER 10

Connecting, Conversing…..Ten Years Later, Where are We?
An opportunity pause, reflect and be challenged as we mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Presenter: James Carroll

Northeastern University

OCTOBER 15

Spirituality in the Second Half of Life – from Doing to Being
Michael Woodnick

Regis College

NOV 5

Grief and Loss Workshop – Comfort in the Storm
Diane D’Souza

Bentley University Sacred Space

2010

FEBRUARY 22 – MARCH 22

The Outside and the Insider – 4 Lenten Evenings of Prayer
Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM and Marie LaBollita, SC

Brandeis Chapel

JULY 19

God, Women and the World…Telling The Story Another Way
Joan Chittister, OSB

OCTOBER 6

Young Children & Spirituality
Marie LaBollita, SC and Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM

Arlington Catholic High School

OCTOBER 13

The Way of Boys – Helping Guide Boys Spiritually
Dr. Anthony Rao

OCTOBER 20

Raising Teens with Spirituality
Kate Carter

OCTOBER 30

Reshaping Christian Thought and Imagination
Michael Morwood

St Brigid’s Parish

NOVEMBER

Claiming Your Calm in a Crazy World
Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM

St. Edward’s Parish
Medfield

2009

MARCH 2 – 23

Monday Lenten Evenings of Reflection – Open Wide the Door
Marie LaBollita, SC & Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM

OCTOBER 18

Conference: The Risk of Love
Liz Walker

The power of Women’s Circles locally and globally
Anne Fitzgerald

The Wealth of Women’s Wisdom
Maya Balle

Weaving Spirituality Where Women Gather
Marie LaBollita, SC & Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM

DECEMBER 5

Creating a Space for God – Advent Day of Prayer
Marie LaBollita, SC & Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM

Regis College

2008

DECEMBER 1

Waiting for the Light – Evening of Reflection
Marie LaBollita, SC & Rosemary Mulvihill, RSM