Event Name

Stumbling in Holiness: Sin and Sanctity in the Church By Brian Flanagan (Liturgical Press, 2018) (Book Discussion)


Event Location

Daylesford Abbey 220 South Valley Road, Paoli, PA 193


Start Date and Time:

March 26 and April 2, 9, & 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am


End Date and Time

March 26 and April 2, 9, & 16, 2019 @ 11:30 am


Event Description

Stumbling in Holiness: Sin and Sanctity in the Church   by Brian

Flanagan (Liturgical Press, 2018)


Facilitator: Ronald J. Rossi, O. Praem.

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Four Tuesdays: March 26 and April 2, 9, & 16, 2019

Offering: $35

RSVP: Please register before Tuesday, March 19, 2019


In Stumbling in Holiness, professor and theologian Brian P. Flanagan addresses the ways in which both holiness and sinfulness condition the life of the pilgrim church. The book is rooted in a liturgical-theological explanation of how the church prays through its continuing need for repentance and purification, as well as its belief in its present and future participation in the life of the Holy One.

After reviewing some of the ways in which past theologians have tried to explain the coexistence of ecclesial holiness and sinfulness, Flanagan suggests that, even if we can have confidence that God will fully sanctify the church in the reign of God, our ecclesiology must always attend to both the sanctity we already experience in the church and the sinfulness that is part of our continuing journey toward that reign.

This program presumes that you have the text and will have read the Introduction & Chapter 1 (pages 1 to 41) before the first session.


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