Colleen Mollica M.A.A.T.
Colleen Mollica, M.A.A.T. is the Associate Director for Interfaith Social Justice Outreach and Student Leadership Training at the Albert and Amelia Ferst Interfaith Center at Westfield State University. She is also a Certified Mindfulness Instructor for the Mindfulness Institute for Emerging Adults (MIEA), Kripalu Certified Mindful Outdoor Guide, Interfaith Campus Minister, and Laudato Si’ Animator with over 25 years of experience facilitating spiritual, educational, and mindfulness activities. Colleen is passionate about protecting the more-than-human world and nurturing the human spirit. She believes that time in nature reduces our collective stress and anxiety, establishes our sense of well-being, and nourishes our transcendent spirit. Operating from an integrative framework of spirit, mind, and body, Colleen is dedicated to the work of inspiring others who are passionate about social and environmental justice to cultivate conscious change on a personal, communal, and global scale.
- Mar 07 2024
- 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lenten Simple Supper Series 4: The Liminality of Lent
Embracing the Space Between
Lent Begins on Wednesday, February 14! We hope you can join us for some or all of our Lenten Simple Supper Series beginning Thursday, February 15 at Genesis. All programs will begin with a simple supper at 6:00pm followed by a workshop until 8:00pm. You can register for the entire series or just the ones that work with your schedule. Individual sessions are priced at $35.00 each; the package price for the entire season is $150 for five evenings. Please contact Sharon Champagne to purchase the full 5-week series.
Facilitated by Colleen Mollica:
In early March, traces of winter still linger, yet signs of spring are also beginning to appear. It is an ambivalent time. We wait patiently for spring to emerge fully, just as we anticipate the Resurrection. As we wait for the joy of Easter, nature models patience and acceptance. She accompanies us and comforts us during this in-between time; as we lament ecological loss, we also trust that new life will emerge. This liminal space invites us to sit with our grief and hold space, knowing that there is a promise of renewal and new life. We are invited to embrace the rhythms of death and new life in both nature and in Lent through prayer, nature meditation, journaling, and sharing.