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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.
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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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POPE FRANCIS: THE MAN AND SPIRITUAL LEADER   086-011
Presenter
: Diane Zerfas, OP, DCM Director of Programs
Day/Time: Monday, Feb 9 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $15.00
Info/Register: Click Here
POPE FRANCIS THE TEACHER: THE PEOPLE WISH TO SEE JESUS   086-012
Presenter:
Diane Zerfas, OP, DCM Director of Programs
Day/Time: Monday, Mar 9 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $15.00
Info/Register: Click Here
POPE FRANCIS THE WRITER: THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL  086-013
Presenter:
Mary Kay Oosdyke, OP, PhD, and Director of Dominican Associates
Day/Time: Monday, Apr 13 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $15.00
Info/Register: Click Here
 Fotolia_49422311_XS LENT: WALKING THE WAY OF THE CROSS
Presenter:
Diane Zerfas, OP, DCM Director of Programs
Cost: $15.00 per session, $30.00 for series
To register for all 3 sessions in this series, Click Here
SESSION 1  086-015: Wednesday, Mar 11 • 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Info/Register: Click Here
SESSION 2  086-016: Wednesday, Mar 18 • 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Info/Register: Click Here
SESSION 3  086-017: Wednesday, Mar 25 • 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Info/Register: Click Here
 fall2014_david_moffett-moore LIFE AS PILGRIMAGE: A VIEW FROM CELTIC SPIRITUALITY   086-014
Presenter: Dr. David Moffett-Moore, PhD, DMin, Author, and Pastor
Day/Time: Tuesday, Mar 17 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Cost: $15.00
Info/Register: Click Here
COWM Logo CONTEMPLATIVE OUTREACH OF WEST MICHIGAN: DAY OF PRAYER   086-080
Presenter: Rev. David Muyskens
Day/Time: Saturday, Mar 21 • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $25.00 (includes lunch)
*CFD: Spirituality
Info/Register: Click Here
 CFD: Spirituality
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YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE   086-024

Panel: Mary Navarre, OP; Kathi Sleziak, OP; and Joan Thomas, OP
Day/Time: Saturday, Apr 25 • 10:00 – 11:30 am
Cost: Donations gratefully accepted
Info/Register: Click Here
This program is available for church presentations at school, parish, or church locations. Please contact Diane Zerfas, OP at 616-514-3108 to make arrangements.
 ChrisKoellhofferphoto-Original  WAITING IN THE EDGES: ANNUAL GATHERING FOR SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS AND SPIRITUAL FRIENDS
Presenter: Chris Koelhoffer, IHM
Day/Time: Friday, May 1,  7:00 – 9:00 pm & Saturday, May 2, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $30.00 for Friday only: 086-005 • $60.00 for Saturday only • $80.00 for both days
Info/Register for Friday only: Click Here
Info/Register for Saturday only: Click Here

Info/Register for both Friday and Saturday: Click Here
*CFD: Spirituality
 CFD: Spirituality
Human Experience: Our Journey Into Faith
fall2014_Mark Walhstrom-originalpic SACRED PILGRIMAGE
Presenter: Mark Walstrom, Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director
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: A Way Out – Series II    086-070
Day/Time: Tuesdays, Mar 3 – Apr 21 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $300.00
Info/Register: Click Here
*CFD: Spirituality
CFD: Spirituality
Level II: A Way Through – Series II   086-071
Day/Time: Thursdays, Mar 19; Apr 2, 16, 30  • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $150.00
Info/Register: Click Here
*CFD: Spirituality
CFD: Spirituality
Level III: A Way Into – Series II     086-072
Day/Time: Thursdays, Mar 12, 26; Apr 9, 23 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $150.00
Info/Register: Click Here
*CFD: Spirituality
CFD: Spirituality
WAYS OF DISCERNMENT: KNOWING GOD’S DESIRE FOR US   086-069
Presenter: Ann Walters, OP
Day/Time: Jan 31, 2015 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $30.00
Info/Register: Click Here
Old letter WRITING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: A REFRESHER WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN    086-065
Presenter: Janice Lynne Lundy, Interfaith Spiritual Director/Mentor, Educator, Author, and Dominican Associate
Day/Time: Saturday, Feb 21 • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: $35.00
Info/Register: Click Here
 fall2014_kn porter YOUR INTELLIGENT BODY: DEVELOPING YOUR INNER GUIDE TO HEALING, GROWTH, AND SPIRITUAL AWAKENING   086-067
Presenter: Ken Porter, Certified Hakomi Therapist
Day/Time: Thursdays, Apr 2 – May 7 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $240.00
Info/Register: Click Here
  ENNEAGRAM AND SPIRITUALITY WORKSHOP   086-060
Presenters: Maria Beesing, OP and Ann Walters, OP
Day/Time: Friday, Apr 24, 7:00 – 9:00 pm & Saturday, Apr 25, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $90.00 (includes continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday)
Info/Register: Click Here
Spiritual Formation
 St.Dominic.PublicDomain-ds DOMINICAN SPIRITUALITY 086-005
Presenter
: Diane Zerfas, OP, DCM Director of Programs
Day/Time: Saturdays 9:00 am – 1:30 pm; Sept 6, Oct 4, Nov 8, Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 11, May 2.
Cost: $200.00 for 9 sessions. (Scholarships are available.)
*CFD: Spirituality
Info/Register: Click Here
 CFD: Spirituality
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
Ignatius-Loyola IGNATIAN RETREAT
Facilitator: 
Diane Zerfas, OP DCM Program Director
Day/Time:
Tuesdays, 9/16, 9/30, 10/7, 11/11, 12/9, 1/13, 2/10, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12
Session 1: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   086-046
Session 2: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   086-047
Cost: $250.00 for all 10 sessions
Info/Register for Session 1: Click Here
Info/Register for Session 2: Click Here
SILENT/PREACHED RETREAT: THE TEILHARDIAN SPIRITUAL EXERCISES   086-055
Presenters: Patricia Berne, Psychologist and Louis Savary, PhD
Day/Time: May 30, 7:00 pm – June 6, Noon
Cost: $300.00 plus cost of room at DCM or Aquinas College
Info/Register: Click Here
JOURNEY INTO SILENCE 4-DAY RETREAT – AUGUSTINE CENTER, CONWAY, MI    086-049
Presenter: DCM Staff
Day/Time: Thursday, Mar 26, 5:30 pm Dinner – Sunday, Mar 29, 3:00 pm
Cost: $335.00 single occupancy and meals
Info/Register: Click Here
  HOLY WEEK DIRECTED 4-DAY RETREAT – DOMINICAN CENTER AT MARYWOOD, GRAND RAPIDS, MI   086-050
Presenter: DCM Staff
Day/Time: Holy Thursday, Apr 2, at 12:00 pm – Easter Sunday, Apr 5, at 11:00 am
Cost: $335.00 single occupancy and meals
*CFD: Spirituality
Info/Register: Click Here
 CFD: Spirituality
 fall2014_jan lundy “AWAKEN TO THE WISDOM OF YOUR HEART”: A SPRING DAY RETREAT FOR MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS, SISTERS, AND FRIENDS   086-045
Presenter: Janice Lynne Lundy, Interfaith Spiritual Director/Mentor, Educator, Author, and Dominican Associate
Day/Time: Saturday, Apr 18 • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $45.00 (includes lunch)
Info/Register: Click Here
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
Mario-150sq FELDENKRAIS METHOD – AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT   086-010
Facilitator: Mario Pavoni
, OP, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher
Day/Time: Mondays, Jan 12 – May 18 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Cost: $10 per class, payable at class time
Info/Register: Click Here
 Fotolia_41752565_XS© yurumi - Fotolia.com.jpg_web WALKING A SACRED PATH: WINTER LABYRINTH WALK    086-029
Instructor: Susan Duesbery
, DCM and WMU Adjunct
Day/Time: Monday, Feb 16 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $20.00
*CFD: Spirituality
Info/Register: Click Here
 CFD: Spirituality
fall2014_Rik Brown PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTH & HAPPINESS    086-031
Instructor: Rik Brown,
MSPH, NSCA-CPT, Certified Personal Trainer
Day/Time: Tuesday, Feb 17 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Cost: $10.00
Info/Register: Click Here
Breathe_web BREATHE AND BE WELL – BREATHING TECHNIQUES FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS   086-030
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, adjunct at DCM and WMU
Day/Time: Monday, Mar 16 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $15.00
Info/Register: Click Here
YOGA 
CHAIR YOGA CLASSES
JeanReimer-ChairYoga143X257-DS WINTER/SPRING SERIES I   086-032
Instructor: Susan Duesbery
, adjunct at DCM and WMU
Day/Time: Thursdays, Jan 8 – Feb 26 • 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
WINTER/SPRING SERIES II   086-035
Instructor: Susan Duesbery
, adjunct at DCM and WMU
Day/Time: Thursdays, Mar 5 – Apr 23 • 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 AND BEYOND BASICS
 
YOGA BASICS -WINTER/SPRING SERIES I    086-033
Instructor: Susan Duesbery,
adjunct at DCM and WMU
Day/Time:
Thursdays, Jan 8 – Feb 26 • 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
YOGA BASICS – WINTER/SPRING SERIES II   086-036
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, adjunct at DCM and WMU
Day/Time: Thursdays, Mar 5 – Apr 23 • 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
BEYOND BASICS – WINTER/SPRING SERIES I    086-034
Instructor:
Susan Duesbery, adjunct at DCM and WMU
Day/Time: Thursdays, Jan 8 – Feb 26 • 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
BEYOND BASICS – WINTER/SPRING SERIES II   086-037
Instructor: Susan Duesbery
, adjunct at DCM and WMU
Day/Time:
Thursdays, Mar 5 – Apr 23 • 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
 Interfaith Programs
Seder SEDER SERVICE  086-084
Presenter: Ahavas Israel
Day/Time: Sunday, Mar 15 • 3:30 pm
Cost: $15.00 donation
Info/Register: Click Here
  TuesdayTabletalk TUESDAY TABLETALK: PILGRIMAGE  086-081
Panel: Rabbi Albert Lewis, Aiman W. Mueller, and Diane Zerfas, OP
Day/Time: Tuesday, Apr 21 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $15.00
*CFD: Content of the Faith
Info/Register: Click Here
 CFD: Spirituality
 Upcoming in Summer 2015
   ANNUAL WRITING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE RETREAT “NOURISHING YOUR SOUL” 086-052
Presenter: Janice Lynne Lundy, Interfaith Spiritual Director/Mentor, Educator, Author, and Dominican Associate
Day/Time: Friday, June 19 • 6:00 pm – Saturday, June 20 • 8:00 pm
Cost: $100.00 (includes 4 meals, beginning with dinner on Friday night) Overnight accommodations not included.
Info/Register: Click Here
    BIBLE STUDY: OBJECT LESSONS 086-015
Presenter: Pastor Debra Eisenbise
Day/Time: Saturday, July 25 • 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Cost: $25.00
Info/Register: Click Here
    JOURNEY INTO SILENCE 6-DAY RETREAT – AUGUSTINE CENTER, CONWAY, MI    086-053
Presenter: DCM Staff
Day/Time: Sunday, June 14, 5:30 pm – Friday, June 19, 3:00 pm
Cost: $455.00 single occupancy and meals
*CFD: Spirituality
Info/Register: Click Here
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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