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Jennifer Ristine has been consecrated in the Regnum Christi movement since 1997. She has participated in various initiatives that offer spiritual, cultural and faith formation through spiritual direction, retreats, conferences and/or teaching. Her educational background includes special education, pedagogy, and pastoral and religious studies. She obtained her Masters in Theology from Catholic Distance University. Jennifer served as a professor of Education, Theology, and Spirituality courses in Mater Ecclesiae College from 2003-2014. From 2014 to 2018 she served in Magdala, Israel where she completed the work Mary Magdalene: Insights from Ancient Magdala.
Insights from Ancient Magdala
Having spent four years serving in Ancient Magdala, in the Holy Land, Jennifer Ristine will offer insights into this fascinating saint through the lens of archaeology, culture & geography, sacred scripture, historical texts, and spiritual theology. She will invite you to make use of your gospel imagination by entering into her life-transforming encounter with Jesus and relating it to your own ongoing conversion and deepening discipleship.
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SPIRITUAL CONFERENCE OR RETREAT
This presentation, while reflecting on the cultural context of Mary Magdalene’s time period and the hometown, will delve into the interior spiritual experience of Mary Magdalene’s call to conversion, her time of accompanying Jesus, and her experience of being sent out as a missionary disciple. Grounded in the classical theological model of spiritual maturity it offers a glimpse into the progressive call of ongoing conversion and deeper discipleship to which we are all called.
This presentation will offer a more academic conference style approach, offering insights into Mary Magdalene’s person based on a panoramic view of Ancient Magdala’s archaeology, history, and geography, scriptural commentary, and historical tradition. It will address some of the ensuing debates about who she is, the origin of her seven demons, her life-transforming encounter with Christ, and her missionary zeal as the Apostle to the Apostles.
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Hour conference: $150
Day conference or retreat: $500
Transportation and lodging costs must be covered by the host