My time in the Master of Arts Program in Earth Literacy at Saint-Mary-of-theWoods College has been one of considerable growth both academically and spiritually.
During this time, the book “An Amazing Journey! The Universe and Me”, produced by
Global Education Associates, helped me to relate the Universe Story to my Christian
faith. This book contains a wealth of writings by numerous authors on this topic, but is
not one that would be read by the average person. Therefore, I decided to develop a
weekend workshop/retreat model, which would synthesize the main ideas found in this
book. It 1s meant to help mainstream people of faith develop a spirituality that includes
ecological concerns and new scientific understanding.