Upcoming Group Programs:
October 2, 2018 start – Love Deepening: the Ignatian Exercises Re-Imagined
A Spiritual Journey into the Life of Christ, Ignatian Spirituality, and Our Lived Experience. Small groups meeting every other week from October through April (no meeting on New Year’s Day, group resumes on January 8th).
“Our only desire and our one choice should be this: I want and I choose what better leads to God’s deepening life in me.” – Ignatius of Loyola, a 16th Century Christian Saint
October 10, 2018 start – Compassion: Reimagined Together in Prayer and Reflection on Joyce Rupp’s Boundless Compassion
We will come together to broaden our awareness and understanding of compassion. Inviting the presence of the Divine into our prayer-process of listening and responding, each group member will be invited to share their insights and life experiences from the monthly readings. 2nd Wednesdays, October through May.
“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.” – Donald McNeill, Douglas Morrison, and Henri Nowen, Compassion
March 3, 2019 start – Lenten Mornings for Prayer and Reflection on Joyce Rupp’s The Cup of Our Life: a guide for Spiritual Growth
“A cup is a container for holding something. Whatever it holds has to eventually be emptied out so that something more can be put into it. I have learned that I cannot always expect my life to be full. There has to be some emptying, some pouring out, if I am to make room for the new. The spiritual journey is like that – a constant process of emptying and filling, of giving and receiving, of accepting and letting go.” – Joyce Rupp Tuesdays March 12th through April 16th.