A spiritual director on Whidbey Island and Biola University graduate, Gina Marie Mammano spends her days helping people cultivate a deeper relationship with the God, the self, and the natural world around them. In her new book, Camino Divina- Walking the Divine Way, Mammano introduces readers to the practice of camino divina through a series of paired readings, spiritual exercises, and walking adventures designed to nurture contemplation and spiritual connection. Mammano highlights spiritual luminaries ranging from Wendell Berry, Annie Dillard and Mary Oliver to Rainer Maria Rilke, John Muir and T.S. Eliot. Her work was recently endorsed by best selling author, Richard Rohr: "For one who teaches walking meditation, I wish I could make this lovely book required reading for all my students. Although it is equally good for anybody--walking or not--on how to see, how to sense, and how to savor. Walk with the saints-- and become one, it might just be saying!"
Biola Meet Ups
Interested in meeting alumni in your area who have similar interests? Organize an Biola Meet Up! These informal social gatherings allow alumni to develop connections with other Biolans in your region. Be an alumni leader in your area and strengthen the connection of alma mater to Biola.You could go paddle boarding, attend a concert, go out to dinner, meet for breakfast...all you have to do is fill out our planning form online. Our department will set up the registration and market the event! More Information
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SAA is a student leadership organization on campus with the purpose of connecting current students with Biola alumni through weekly meetings, a mentorship program, and networking events. Check out their facebook page!