Presented by Dr. Mary Ann Getty Sullivan
Paul’s gospel is rooted in his personal experience of Christ that changed everything. His call to be Apostle to the Gentiles, his missionary vision, his authority to found, form and maintain relationships with early Christian communities all shaped the way he corresponded with other believers. Yet in these same letters Paul reflects on his own journey in discovering the wisdom and the power of God in the cross of Jesus (see 1 Cor 1:18-25). He speaks so personally of illnesses and loneliness, of physical and mental limitations, of trouble with authority both secular and religious, of being persecuted, ostracized, imprisoned, tortured, misunderstood, tried and sentenced to death. All of these experiences combined to teach Paul the meaning of the gospel that reverses the standards of this world’s values and leads us to the joy and fulfillment of Christ’s resurrection that makes all things new.
About the Presenter
Mary Ann Getty Sullivan has her Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D./Ph.D.) from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. Mary Ann is a popular lecturer and teacher and has many years of experience in offering retreats for lay people as well as for priests and religious. After more than forty years teaching theology in colleges, seminaries and universities, Mary Ann has retired from full time teaching to allow for more time to write. She has written more than ten books on topics related to the Scriptures, including several commentaries on the letters of Paul, on women in the New Testament, and children’s books on Bible stories.
Audio recordings (mp3s)
December 1 audio (5.9 MB) PLEASE NOTE: due to unavoidable technical difficulties during the December 1 session the recording may be patchy in places.
December 14 audio (4.8 MB)