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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 | Spirituality and Movement  Interfaith | Spiritual Formation
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 CELTIC PILGRIMAGE TO ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND  086-103
Dates: April 18-28, 2016
Hosted by: Sr. Nancy Brousseau, OP and Sr. Diane Zerfas, OP
Cost: $4079 from Chicago
Air/land tour price is $3399 plus $680 government taxes/airline surcharges
Info/Register: Click Here
or call the Dominican Center Reception Desk at 616-514-3325
Study & Conversations in Faith
ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME LAUDATO SI’   086-027
On Care for Our Common Home Laudato Si’ is an appeal from Pope Francis for inclusive dialogue and action from every culture, from every faith tradition, and from every country to see through the eyes of faith and love in order to act and respond to the many challenges facing our common home: Earth. Learn how Pope Francis calls us to action to care for our common home as we explore four themes that appear in the encyclical:
• Everything is Connected
• We are Broken
• The Earth Cries Out
• A Summons to Change
Presenters: Mary Brigid Clingman, OP, Mary Lucille Janowiak, OP, Mary Navarre, OP, and Alice Wittenbach, OP
Day/Time: Saturday, October 24 • 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Cost: $10.00 / scholarships available
*CFD: Content
Info/Register: Click Here
 A CONVERSATION WITH BRUCE FRIEDRICH: CARE FOR GOD’S CREATION  086-090
Day/Time:
Saturday, Sept 19 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Dominican Center at Marywood welcomes thought leader Bruce Friedrich… to a conversation about his belief that that concern for humans, the environment, and animals are interrelated. He will reflect on how these concerns animate the way he lives out his faith. Bruce will share how his faith and spiritual awareness have inspired his journey and led to his conviction and response, both personally and professionally, especially in the areas of animal advocacy and food justice. He will draw from Pope Francis’ most recent Encyclical, Laudato Si’ On Care for Our Common Home throughout his presentation.
 Bruce is director of policy and engagement for Farm Sanctuary, a national farm animal protection organization. Previously, he was vice president for campaigns at PETA; designed and taught social justice-based curriculum in intercity Baltimore with Teach for America; worked for Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in Washington D.C.
Cost: Free-will donation to support future presentations and events.
Info/Register: Click Here
 St_Ignatius_of_Loyola157-157-ds Ignatian Retreat – Encountering God in Your Life
Presenter: Diane Zerfas, OP, DCM Director of Programs
Day/Date: Wednesdays, Sept 9, 2015 – May 11, 2016
Cost: $250.00 for 10 sessions
Info/Register: 086-046 Afternoon Session 3:30-5:30 pm: Click Here
Info/Register: 086-047 Evening Session 6:30-8:30 pm: Click Here
*CFD: Spirituality
TUESDAY TABLETALK: HOW MY FAITH TRADITION SUPPORTS INTERFAITH UNDERSTANDING   086-085
Presentation Format: Panel of speakers representing interfaith traditions
Day/Time: Tuesday, Nov 10 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $15.00 includes dinner / scholarships available
*CFD: Content
Info/Register: Click Here
 VIEWING FILMS THROUGH AN IGNATIAN LENS  086-013
Presenter: Zulema Moret, Dominican Associate, Spiritual Director, and Poet
Day/Time: Saturday, Dec 12 • 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $30.00 includes lunch
Info/Register: Click Here
POPE FRANCIS: THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL   086-012
Presenter: Mary Kay Oosdyke, OP, Theology Professor and Director of Dominican Associate Life
Day/Time: Mondays, Nov 2, 9, and 16 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $15.00 per session, or $30.00 for the series
*CFD: Theology
Info/Register for the Series: Click Here
Info/Register for the Nov 2 Session: Click Here
Info/Register for the Nov 9 Session: Click Here
Info/Register for the Nov 16 Session: Click Here
 THE ROSARY: MEDITATING WITH THE MYSTERIES
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
*CFD: Spirituality
Info/Register for the Series: Click Here
Info/Register for the Oct 12 Session: Click Here
Info/Register for the Oct 19 Session: 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

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FACILITATING CONTEMPLATIVE GROUPS   086-026
Presenter: Diane Zerfas, OP
, DCM Director of Programs
Day/Time: Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2, 2015; Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4, 2016 • 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Cost: $320 for 8 sessions. If an organization sends 2 or more participants, price is
$250 per person. The link below is for individuals. To register for 2 or more participants sent by an organization, please call 616-514-3325.
*CFD: Methodology
Info/Register: Click Here
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 DOMINICAN SPIRITUALITY: WALKING IN JUSTICE   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
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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.

Human Experience: Our Journey Into Faith
CANCER TIMES FIVE: THE FACTS, FAITH, AND FEELINGS  086-058
Presenter: Sue Tracy, OP
, Five-Time Cancer Survivor, Minister and Motivational Speaker
Day/Time: Tuesday, Oct 13 • 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $15.00
*CFD: Spirituality
Info/Register: Click Here
TWO STEPS FORWARD  086-074
Presenter: Rev. Sharon Garlough Brown
, Co-Pastor Redeemer Covenant Church, Spiritual Director, and Author
Day/Time: Mondays, Nov 30, Dec 7 and 14 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $50.00
*CFD: Methodology
Info/Register: Click Here
JOURNEY INTO SILENCE 4-DAY RETREAT  086-049
Presenter: DCM Staff

Day/Time: Thursday, Oct 29, 12:00 noon – Sunday, Nov 1, 12:00 noon
Cost: $335 includes single occupancy and meals
Info/Register: Click Here
LIVING GENTLY WITH MYSELF: A SELF-COMPASSIONATE SATURDAY FOR WOMEN   086-059
Presenter: Janice Lynne Lundy
, Dominican Associate, Interfaith Spiritual Director/Mentor, Educator, and Author
Day/Time: Saturday, Oct 3 • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $45.00 includes lunch
*CFD: Spirituality/Methodology
Info/Register: Click Here
LEGACY LETTER© STORY SHARING WORKSHOP   086-075
Presenter: Sheila Bartle
, Educator and GiveVoice Creator
Day/Time: Friday, Oct 23 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm and Saturday, Oct 24 • 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Cost: $45.00 includes continental breakfast
*CFD: Methodology
Info/Register: Click Here
ENNEAGRAM: ADULT MATURITY, WHAT’S THE PROCESS?  086-063
Presenters: Maria Beesing, OP and Ann Walters, OP
Day/Time: Friday, Oct 23 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm and Saturday, Oct 24 • 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $85.00 includes continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday
*CFD: Methodology
Info/Register: Click Here
PRAYING IN THE FOREST: NATURE, PRAYER, AND SPIRITUALITY   086-065
Presenter: Zulema Moret, Dominican Associate, Spiritual Director, and Poet
Day/Time: Saturday, Oct 3 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $20.00 includes continental breakfast
*CFD: Methodology
Info/Register: Click Here
 CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER PRACTICES FOR PEOPLE IN RECOVERY   086-060   
Presenter: Mike Connell, Spiritual Director and Les White,Therapist focused on people in recovery and GVSU Adjunct Professor of Social Work
Day/Time: Saturday, Oct 24 • 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Cost: $20.00 includes Contemplative Prayer guidebook and continental breakfast
*CFD: Spirituality
Info/Register for the Series: Click Here
GRIEF: WHEN MOURNING DAWNS   086-064
Presenter:
Diane Zerfas, OP, DCM Director of Programs
Day/Time: Thursdays, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, and Nov 5 • 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Cost: $130.00 for 5 sessions and book
*CFD: Methodology
Info/Register: 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
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
fall2014_Mark Walhstrom-originalpic SACRED PILGRIMAGE
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 – Fall Series I    086-067
Day/Time: Thursdays, Sept 10 – Oct 29 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $300.00
Info/Register: Click Here
*CFD: Spirituality
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Level I: A Way Out – Fall Series II    086-070
Day/Time: Tuesdays, Nov 3 – Dec 22 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $300.00
Info/Register: Click Here
*CFD: Spirituality
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 LEVEL II
 Level II: A Way Through – Fall Series I   086-068
Day/Time: Tuesdays, Sept 8 – Oct 27 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $175.00
Info/Register: Click Here
*CFD: Spirituality
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 Level II: A Way Through – Fall Series II   086-071
Day/Time: Mondays, Nov 2 – Dec 21 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $175.00
Info/Register: Click Here
*CFD: Spirituality
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 LEVEL III
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 Level III: A Way Into – Fall Series I   086-069
Day/Time: Thursdays, Sept 10 – Oct 29  • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $175.00
Info/Register: Click Here
*CFD: Spirituality
 CFD: Spirituality
Level III: A Way Into – Fall Series II   086-072
Day/Time: Tuesdays, Nov 3 – Dec 22  • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $175.00
Info/Register: Click Here
*CFD: Spirituality
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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 26, Oct 24, Nov 21, Dec 19, 2015; Jan 23, Feb 20, Mar 19, Apr 23, May 21, 2016
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
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Spirituality and Movement
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
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, HEALTHY EATING, AND SPIRITUALITY  086-039
Instructor: Rik Brown, Certified Personal Trainer
Day/Time: Tuesday, Oct 13 • 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $15.00
Info/Register: Click Here
 WALKING A SACRED PATH: FALL LABYRINTH WALK  086-040
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, DCM Adjunct
Day/Time: Monday, Oct 26 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $20.00
Info/Register: Click Here
BREATHE & BE WELL 086-031
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, DCM Adjunct
Day/Time: Monday, Sept 14 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $20.00
Info/Register: Click Here
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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
    FALL SERIES I   086-032
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, DCM Adjunct
Day/Time: Thursdays, Sept 3 – Oct 22 • 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
    FALL SERIES II  086-035
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, DCM Adjunct
Day/Time: Thursdays, Oct 29 – Dec 17* • 4:00 – 5:00 pm
*Class on Monday, Nov 23 instead of Thursday, Nov 26

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.
   YOGA BASICS FALL SERIES I 086-033
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, DCM Adjunct
Day/Time: Thursdays, Sept 3 – Oct 22 • 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 FALL SERIES II 086-034
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, DCM Adjunct
Day/Time: Thursdays, Oct 29 – Dec 17* • 7:00 – 8:15 pm
*Class on Monday, Nov 23 instead of Thursday, Nov 26

Cost: $80.00 per series of 8 sessions. Walk-ins welcome as space permits for $12 per session.
Info/Register: Click Here
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.
    BEYOND BASICS FALL SERIES I 086-036
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, DCM Adjunct
Day/Time: Thursdays, Sept 3 – Oct 22 • 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 FALL SERIES II 086-037
Instructor: Susan Duesbery, DCM Adjunct
Day/Time: Thursdays, Oct 29 – Dec 17* • 5:30 – 6:45 pm
*Class on Monday, Nov 23 instead of Thursday, Nov 26

Cost: $80.00 per series of 8 sessions. Walk-ins welcome as space permits for $12 per session.
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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