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View the entire Summer 2015 Catalog.

The programs below are open for online registration. Names link to presenter biographies; “Click Here” brings you to complete information and the option to register online.
Explore the Summer 2015 Program Categories
Study and Conversations in Faith | Human Experience: Our Journey Into Faith | Retreats: Steeped in Faith | Spirituality and Movement | Interfaith | Spiritual Formation
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Study and Conversations in Faith
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Presenter: Rev. Debbie Eisenbise, MDiv, Church of the Brethren
Day/Time: Saturday, July 25 • 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Cost: $25.00
Info/Register: Click Here
*CFD: Theology
 CFD: Theology
Human Experience: Our Journey Into Faith
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Presenter: Nora Butcher, LMSW, Artist, Psychotherapist, and Dominican Associate
Day/Time: Saturday, July 18 • 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Cost: $25.00
Info/Register: Click Here
*CFD: Spirituality
CFD: Spirituality
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Presenters: Mark Walstrom, Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director (Sacred Pilgrimage Levels I and II) and Robert Labadie Funaro. MA, M Div, Ed D, LLP (Sacred Pilgrimage Level III)
For an overview of all three levels of Sacred Pilgrimage Click Here
There is a discounted price offered for Sacred Pilgrimage Level I: A Way Out to those who have graduated from David Mutchler’s Awaken to Ego program. Please call the Dominican Center Front Desk Receptionist at 616-514-3325 for more information.

LEVEL I
 Level I: A Way Out – Summer Series II    086-077
Day/Time: Tuesdays, June 23 – Aug 11 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $300.00
Info/Register: Click Here
*CFD: Spirituality
 CFD: Spirituality
 LEVEL II
 Level II: A Way Through – Summer Series II   086-078
Day/Time: Thursdays, July 2 – Aug 20 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $175.00
Info/Register: Click Here
*CFD: Spirituality
 CFD: Spirituality
 LEVEL III
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Level III: A Way Into – Summer Series II    086-079
Day/Time: Mondays, July 6 – Aug 24  • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $175.00
Info/Register: Click Here
*CFD: Spirituality
CFD: Spirituality
Spiritual Formation
PotterClayHands-275x208-DS-10-web FOUNDATIONS IN SPIRITUALITY   088-207
Presenters: DCM Adjunct Staff
Day/Time: 
Saturdays 9:30 am.-4:30 pm.; Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 22, Dec 13, Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 21, Apr 25, May 16.
This course is a serious reflective study of the saints and great spiritual teachers of the Christian tradition, the practice of contemplative prayer, and the writing and living of a personal Rule of Life.  Cost: $600.00 includes handouts and lunch. (Your $50.00 non-refundable deposit will be processed with this online registration – the balance may be paid quarterly.) Additionally, a required Book of Readings may be purchased the first day of class for $100.00. *CFD: Spirituality
Info/Register: Click Here
CFD: Spirituality

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION PRACTICUM
Spiritual Direction can best be summed up as the art of contemplative listening carried out in the context of a one-to-one trusting relationship. It is when one competent guide journeys with another person, listening to that person’s life story with an ear for the movement of the Holy Spirit, of the Divine and offering response as is appropriate. An important component of listening is discernment of patterns and relationships that lead toward God or away from God. The director and directee become co-listeners or co-discerners who sit before the Word as it stirs in the heart of the directee. Link to the program overview as well as links to the applications: Click Here . * CFD: Methodology
CFD: Methods

SPIRITUAL COMPANIONING
This practicum consists of a two year program of twelve sessions each year. Sessions consists of peer group, spiritual friends conversation, systems theory and world view exploration as they impact personal and social transformation. Spiritual companions are not trained spiritual directors. For program overview, requirements, objectives and more information,Click Here . * CFD: Spirituality
CFD: Spirituality
Retreats: Steeped in Faith

St_Ignatius_of_Loyola157-157-ds Thirty-Day Retreat Experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius:   This is a retreat for individuals. Dates are flexible and scheduled based on the mutual availability of director and directee.  You will experience the full four weeks of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  These days are an invitation to an intimate encounter with Christ in silence, solitude, and prayer.  An excellent opportunity for those engaged in the ministry of spiritual direction and formation, or pastoral ministry.  Experience includes a Disposition Day prior to the retreat, and Appropriate Days after the retreat, for a total of thirty-three days.  Open to limited number. Link HERE to read more information. You can download the PDF Retreat Application HERE  CFD: Spirituality
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Ongoing Weekly Contemplative Prayer Groups – All are Welcome (free)

Lectio Divina. Wednesdays from 12:00-12:30 p.m. Are you looking for a way to deepen your prayer life? Join us on Wednesdays for a blend of slow, prayerful reading of scripture and silence.
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Centering Prayer: Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Come to learn and be renewed in the practice of this wordless, silent prayer. Centering prayer is a method of deep prayer described in the Cloud of Unknowing in the 14th century. It has been put into contemporary form by the Trappist monk, Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO and has become a popular source of spiritual renewal.

Spirituality and Movement
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CHAIR YOGA CLASSES
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Instructor: Susan Duesbery, DCM Adjunct
Day/Time: Thursdays, July 9 – Aug 27 • 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Cost: $80.00 per series of 8 sessions. Walk-ins welcome as space permits for $12 per session.
Info/Register: Click Here
YOGA BASICS
 YOGA BASICS SUMMER SERIES II 086-030
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, DCM Adjunct
Day/Time: Thursdays, July 9 – Aug 27 * • 7:00 – 8:15 pm
Cost: $80.00 per series of 8 sessions. Walk-ins welcome as space permits for $12 per session.
Info/Register: Click Here
 *The first week of August, class will be held on Monday, August 3rd. There will be no class on Thursday, August 6th.
BEYOND BASICS
BEYOND BASICS SUMMER SERIES II 086-031
Instructor: Susan Duesbery
, DCM Adjunct
Day/Time: Thursdays, July 9 – Aug 27 * • 5:30 – 6:45 pm
Cost: $80.00 per series of 8 sessions. Walk-ins welcome as space permits for $12 per session.
Info/Register: Click Here
 *The first week of August, class will be held on Monday, August 3rd. There will be no class on Thursday, August 6th.
 Upcoming Programs in Fall 2015
FELDENKRAIS METHOD® – AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT   086-008
Facilitator: Mario Pavoni, OP
, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher
Day/Time: Mondays, Sept 14 – Nov 30 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Cost: $10.00 per class, payable at class time
Info/Register: Click Here
  
DOMINICAN SPIRITUALITY   086-005
Presenter: Diane Zerfas, OP, DCM Director of Programs
Day/Time: Mondays, Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 23, Dec 21, 2015; Jan 18, Feb 22, Mar 21, Apr 11, May 23, 2016 • 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Cost: $200 for 9 sessions*CFD: Spirituality
Info/Register: Click Here
 
PRAYING WITH SPIRITUAL GIANTS   086-017
Presenter: Diane Zerfas, OP,
DCM Director of Programs
Day/Time: Mondays, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7, Feb 1, Mar 7, Apr 4 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Info/Register: John the Evangelist – Oct 5   086-018 Info/Register: Rumi – Feb 1   086-021
Info/Register: St. Augustine – Nov 2   086-019 Info/Register: Mother Teresa – Mar 7   086-022
Info/Register: Beatrijs of Nazareth – Dec 7   086-020 Info/Register: Jessica Powers – Apr 4   086-023

Cost: $15.00 per session, $60 for series
Info/Register Series: Click Here

FINDING HOPE: RETREAT FOR THOSE LIVING WITH CHRONIC AND LIFE THREATENING ILLNESSES   086-045
Presenter: Diane Kreslins,
Spiritual Director, Certified Chaplain, Retired Chaplain at Lacks Cancer Center, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s
Day/Time: Saturday, Oct 3 • 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Cost: $25.00
Info/Register: Click Here
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THE ROSARY: MEDITATING WITH THE MYSTERIES   086-014
Presenter: Diane Zerfas, OP
, DCM Director of Programs
Day/Time: Mondays, Oct 12 and 19 • 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $10 per session, $15 for series
Info/Register Series: Click Here
Info/Register Oct 12: Click Here
Info/Register Oct 19: Click Here
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INTIMACY WITH GOD IN OUR LATER YEARS   086-025
Presenter: Ann Walters, OP,
Spiritual Director and Diane Zerfas, OP, DCM Director of Programs
Day/Time: Mondays, Nov 9 and 16 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $30
Info/Register: Click Here
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PAYING IN CASH: If you choose to register in person at the DCM Front Desk rather than online, please keep in mind that we are unable to make change for currency larger than $20 bills. You may pay by check, money order or credit card at the Front Desk.
CATECHIST CERTIFICATION: For people working toward various levels of Catechist Certification , many of our programs qualify for credit in the Catechist Certification program by the Diocese of Grand Rapids. The CFD (Catechist Formation Dimension) is included in the course information (e.g CFD: Theology). Only courses with this notation are eligible for credit toward Catechist Certification.

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