Winter Spirituality Series 2017, Listening Beyond Our Own Cocoon

March 25, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Susan M. Pudelek, M.Div.
312.421.3757 x312

Winter Spirituality Series 2017 

Listening Beyond Our Own Cocoon

Connecting with Wisdom and Heart

 Saturday, March 25 * 1:30 – 4:00 pm

Every person’s mind is a different universe.  How can we:

* Emerge from our own cultural cocoon to better understand someone’s life challenges?

* ‘See Christ in every person’

* Take effective action grounded in mindfulness and prayer?

Come and explore the sacred art of listening and how prayerful presence helps us make a real difference in our communities.

Discover the St. Vincent dePaul Society model of respectful deep listening, where volunteers learn to guide clients in how to address their own needs.


Pamela Matambanadzo

Chairperson, Voice of the Poor, St. Vincent de Paul Society Chicago (SVdP), has been a member of SVdP since 2003.  She is one of two board members responsible for the day-to-day running of The Pope Francis Center – a case management center helping people transition out poverty through Systemic Change. Pamela offers financial counseling, financial literacy classes and serves in volunteer positions with the SVdP NCR committee for the Multicultural Diversity, secretary of SMOL Conference and as VP of Chicago District IV.

Aarti Tejuja 

Director of Social Engagement, Shambhala International. Through the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, Aarti has been able to find her true calling which is to find a way to live out her spiritual path in action. She does this by creating safe spaces for young people in Chicago, and teaching people how to live mindfully and to give back to society.  Aarti has worked with constituent groups including boards, committees, volunteers, and external audiences.

Susan M. Pudelek

Director of Pilgrimage Ministry, The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, creates programs of spiritual support and is on the pastoral staff.  She is a graduate of Catholic Theological Union with an M.Div., Concentration in Word and Worship.  Susan is also a liturgical dancer, actor and singer, B.A. in Theatre, Loyola University Chicago.  She has led programs in movement prayer and danced in liturgies locally, nationally and internationally.  Susan is an Ambassador for the Parliament of the World’s Religions and is a Certified InterPlay © leader.


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at 312-421-3757 or via email.

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