Virtual Advent Retreat

Saturday, Dec 11th | 1:00 pm | Zoom

Join us as we prepare our hearts for Advent with Union Theological Seminary professor Claudio Carvalhaes looking at his book “Praying With Every Heart.” Let us prepare our hearts for the birth of Christ this Advent season in prayer. This two hour online retreat will be focused on teaching, discussion and a time to be still and pray. This retreat is free and open to all.

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Cláudio Carvalhaes Biography

Cláudio Carvalhaes, theologian, liturgist and artist, a native Brazilian, completed his Ph.D. in Liturgy and Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 2007. He earned a Master of Philosophy in Theology, Philosophy, and History at the Methodist University of Sao Paulo in 1997 and a Master of Divinity from the Independent Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Sao Paulo, Brazil) in 1992.

Previously, Dr. Carvalhaes taught at McCormick Theological SeminaryLutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Carvalhaes is an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

A much sought after speaker, writer, performer, and consultant, Dr. Carvalhaes has preached at Wild Goose FestivalFestival of HomileticsForum for Theological EducationChild Defense Fund – Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy MinistryAcademy of Homiletics and many other places. He has given lectures at the Liturgy Symposium Series at Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, the Buddhist-Christian Conference at Denison University, the 7th Aasta Hansteen Lecture on Gender and Religion in Oslo, Norway, the Jubilee 800 Order of Preachers of the Dominican Order at the Vatican, Italy, Societas Liturgica in Belgium, Liturgical Conference in Germany, and the International Academy of Practical Theology in Brazil. He led worship for the All African Council of Churches in Mozambique, taught at the Global Institute of Theology of the World Communion of Reformed Churches and leads worship and teaches at the Hispanic Summer Program since 2013.