Life is busy and getting busier.  Spirituality for a Busy World is designed for busy people like you. During the year we offer four, short, two-hour programs that address current spiritual topics using a combination of relevant information and time for reflection.




Tuesday, September 21, 2021

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration

Knowledge is the beginning of understanding. Understanding our neighbors enables us to begin to live more fully in a diverse society. Dr. Robert Hunt will guide us in exploring the origins and diversity of Islam, factors shaping the contemporary Muslim experience, and ways in which we can build better relationships with our Muslim sisters and brothers.


Dr. Robert Hunt is the Director of Global Theological Education at the Perkins School of Theology. In addition to Southern Methodist University, he has served on the faculties of Seminary Theology Malaysia, Trinity Theological College, and Webster University of Vienna. He speaks on the topics of world religions, cultural intelligence, interreligious dialogue, and contemporary Islamic movements. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Islam and Christian-Muslim relations.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We are living in fraught times, and though many of us have grown weary of this endless societal conflict, we don’t have much sense of how to improve things. In this retreat, we will consider six ancient monastic practices that can help us communicate with one another more respectfully, more compassionately, and ultimately more lovingly.


Paula Huston, a longtime Camaldolese Benedictine oblate, lives on the central coast of California. A National Endowment of the Arts Fellow in Creative Writing, she is the author of two novels, seven books on the spiritual life, and one work of historical nonfiction—The Hermits of Big Sur (Liturgical Press, October 2021). For more on her life and writing visit her website at


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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration | 14115 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, TX 75254

Poetry, through its artful use of sound and sense, is able to communicate to the emotions as well as to the intellect and so connect with both the heart and head. Join us for an exploration of the ways in which poems embody spiritual truths and become vessels for deep growth and healing. Through close-readings of poems that strongly “incarnate insight” (in the words of poet and priest Malcolm Guite) and guided writing exercises, we will work to see what poems can teach us about our common call to witness and social action.


The Rev. Dr. Travis Helms is Campus Missioner at the Episcopal Student Center on the University of Texas Campus. He is also Founder + Curator of LOGOS Poetry Collective, a liturgically-inflected reading series centered on “evoking transcendence through poetry, ritual, and conversation.” His first book, Blowing Clover, Falling Rain: A Theological Commentary on the Poetic Canon of the American Religion, was recently published by Wipf & Stock.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

What are the traditions of Benedictine spirituality and its Way of Life? What spiritual gifts might they offer to those of us living outside a monastery?


Sr. Kimberly Prohaska, OSB, is the thirteenth Prioress of St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. In 1990, after a career in business, Sr. Kimberly felt called to join the Order of St. Benedict. She has served in parish ministries, campus ministry at the University of Arkansas/Fort Smith, diocesan ministries, retreat leadership, and various roles in her monastery.


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