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What Is My Gift to the Family of the Earth?

What Need Does the Earth Have of Us?

We invite faculty to participate in an informal discussion centered around the idea that we each have a gift to give. "We each have something to offer," writes Wayne Muller. The nature of our gift isn't always obvious to us. There may be obstacles that hinder our giving, but "we begin by choosing to honor our gift." Teaching, it may be noted, is a profession where we are asked to give continually. How does awareness of our gift inform our teaching and connect us to the Xavier mission? Registrants will receive advance instructions for a simple contemplative practice to be performed individually on the day before our discussion. We'll also send you the super-secret link for the online meeting. Come join us for an openhearted discussion.

This is a virtual workshop.

This workshop will held virtually through a Zoom web conference. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please register as usual and follow the instructions below.

* To participate in this workshop, use the registration button below. You will receive the information you need to log into the workshop via email.

If you are not familiar with Zoom Web Conferencing, please view this short Join A Meeting video [0:53] for help on joining a Zoom session. If you've never used Zoom on your computer/device before, please use this link to test your system: If you are having trouble joining the workshop, contact Jay Todd ( or 601-818-2602).

  • Led by: Bart Everson
  • Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
  • Time: Noon - 12:50 PM
  • Location: Online
  • Sponsor: CAT+FD

Note: This session is inspired by Wayne Muller's How, Then, Shall We Live? and follows up on our previous sessions "Who Are You?" (2010), "What Do You Love?" (2014) and "How Shall I Live, Knowing I Will Die?" (2014). But you needn't have read the book or attended any previous meeting. Jump right in!

Tags: contemplative
Format: discussion
Event ID: 01978

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