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The Journey to Union with God – Theology on Tap

January 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Detroit Catholic Young Adults

Ages 18-35

Do you long for a deeper relationship with God?

Start your year off right exploring how to grow deeper in your relationship with God drawing from the wisdom of the saints. Mystic and Doctor of the Church, St. Teresa of Avila, in her famous book, The Interior Castle, tell us that such a relationship with God will only develop through prayer which she describes as “nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends. It means taking time frequently to be with Him whom we know loves us.” Join us for Theology on Tap while Dr. Patricia Cooney Hathaway explores with us St. Teresa’s teaching on prayer as moving through the stages of acquaintance, to friendship, and finally, transforming union with God as friend, companion and beloved. It is, as Jesus said to Mary of Bethany, “the one thing necessary.”

Talk begins at 7pm. Come before for food, drinks and time to meet friends.

Dr. Cooney is a Professor of Spirituality and Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She holds a Doctorate from Catholic University of America, and is a national speaker in areas of Theology, Spirituality, Human and Spiritual Development. She is the author of Weaving Faith and Experience: A Women’s Perspective. She’s married to her husband, Thomas Hathaway, with two children, Thomas and Victoria.


January 21, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Royal Oak Taphouse
714 S Washington Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067 United States
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(248) 548-9377