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Spiritual Formation

  • Spiritual Reading ~ Surrender to Love

    Spiritual Reading ~ Surrender to Love

    February 4, 2019

    I read. I read a lot. I read a lot of different types of books. I read science and science fiction. I read poetry and story. I read theology and historical fiction. Last year I read The Hidden Life of Trees, The Hawk and the Dove series about a 14th-century Benedictine monastery, and Elizabeth Johnson’s […]

  • We are One in Christ ~ Every Person is a Vessel for All That is Good and Holy

    We are One in Christ ~ Every Person is a Vessel for All That is Good and Holy

    November 26, 2018

    We are One in Christ “We must contemplate our responsibility as priestly people and our own willingness and ways to share the fruits of meditation and worship with others. There is a stirring in our consciences to assume responsibility for the needs of our neighbor,” said Aquinas Weber OP to her Sisters in Christ. That […]

  • That Which You are Seeking is Seeking you

    That Which You are Seeking is Seeking you

    November 26, 2018

    That which you are seeking is seeking you. ~ Rumi   This quote from Rumi is a favorite at Dominican Center. Mercy. God’s compassion and kindness, to us as favored, beloved children. Not getting what we deserve; receiving more than we can imagine. Mercy is a gift from God, surprising us with wonders that we […]

  • Dominican Center Teaches the Spiritual Practice of "Being With"

    Dominican Center Teaches the Spiritual Practice of "Being With"

    February 19, 2018

    "I learned listening for God from Sister Sue and others at Dominican Center," Larry Slager said. Larry, an early participant in Dominican Center at Marywood's Spiritual Formation and Direction Programs said his preliminary search for courses in the Presbyterian tradition pointed him to San Francisco. A friend asked if he knew there was a spiritual […]

  • All Are Welcome

    All Are Welcome

    November 9, 2015

    All are welcome to prayer, shared study, and being together. If faith and spirituality are the roots of Dominican Center programs, then hospitality and inclusivity are the soil that feeds its flourishing. “Authentic hospitality is about sharing a physical space with great joy, sharing a meal with great generosity, or offering a listening ear with […]