Dr. Theresa Bartolotta reflects on Education and Grace: The Ordinary and Extraordinary Gifts that Shape our Lives in the last of four retreats for faculty and administrators of all faiths. The Heart of the University Retreat Series gives faculty and administrators of all faiths the opportunity for input and guided reflection. The series is co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry, and the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership.
The fourth retreat, given by Dr. Theresa Bartolotta on the theme of Education and Grace: The Ordinary and Extraordinary Gifts that Shape our Lives will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Chancellor’s Suite, Student Center.
Everything we see, touch, and experience is a gift from God. Our food, our planet, our possessions, our talents, are all made possible through the generosity of a loving God. Some of these gifts transcend the ordinary, and it is these gifts that involve grace. Grace can be healing and redemptive yet also involve suffering. In this session we will explore the natural and supernatural aspects of grace in the context of our daily lives, and consider how grace can enable us to be truly authentic.
Theresa E. Bartolotta, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Professor of Communication Disorders at Stockton University. Dr. Bartolotta is a GEM Fellow and graduate of the PRAXIS Program at Seton Hall.