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Thursday Night, December 14, 7-9pm, The Hive is pleased to present a live webcast of James Finley in partnership with the Center for Action and Contemplation.

In a live webcast on the Feast of St. John of the Cross, James Finley explores the 16th century Spanish mystic’s life and writings. John went through a purifying process of the Dark Night of the Soul. His description of this experience helps us navigate our own times of darkness and unknowing, coming to a profound knowing of God’s presence in our lives. Through reflections on John’s texts, Ascent of Mount CarmelThe Dark Night of the Soul and Spiritual Canticle, Jim shares how our powerlessness in prayer is gradually transformed into contemplative intimacy with God. John believed that Infinite Love is the architect of our hearts. We are made in such a way that nothing less than an infinite union with Infinite Love will do. The Dark Night deepens our desire and openness to this love.

James Finley is a core faculty member of the CAC. His written and recorded teachings include Jesus & BuddhaFollowing the Mystics through the Narrow GateMerton’s Palace of NowhereThe Contemplative Heart, and Christian Meditation. Jim is a clinical psychologist in private practice with his wife in Santa Monica, California.

This event is free for Hive Members, and open to guests at any donation amount. 

The CAC, founded by Fr. Richard Rohr, has graciously invited The Hive into a partnership to pilot satellite programing, beyond their headquarters in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We are hopeful that this will be one of many such Cincinnati area events in the year ahead.

The evening at the Hive will be limited to 40 participants. Please arrive early to find parking. We'll open doors and have hot tea available at 6:30, the web stream begins at 7pm sharp.