Karl Rahner is noted for speaking of “ordinary mysticism” as well as his insight on the experience of grace that can be discovered in every aspect of human life. However, detecting the mystery of God’s Spirit at work in the world requires having “eyes to see” and “ears to hear.” Pondering why we often miss that mystery at work in our daily lives, Emily, the main character in Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town, queries “Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?” The stage manager replies: “No. Saints and poets, maybe. They do some.” This 2018 Karl Rahner lecture draws on that insight by using the work of poets and saints to explore what it means to speak of ordinary human life as sacramental.
Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $15 at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Sophia Lloyd, Sylvania Franciscan Village Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 419-824-3515 or visit www.sylvaniafranciscanvillage.org.