Spiritual Formation

Foundation in Spirituality

The Foundations in Spirituality course is a serious reflective study that opens our minds and hearts to the teachings and life examples of the great Christian spiritual teachers that deepen our present spiritual journey. Explore the rich preaching of St. Dominic; the unbreakable faith of St. Teresa of Avila; the deep spirituality of St. John of the Cross; the life-giving wisdom of the Beguines; the fortitude of John Calvin; the daily prayerful life of St. Ignatius; and the lives of many more that enrich our own faith and spirituality.

The course introduces the practice of contemplative prayer and develops an appreciation of a contemplative attitude and presence, as basic to living a spiritual life. The course is open to all who desire to strengthen their understanding of spirituality and who thirst for opening their hearts to a deeper spiritual life.

Session Dates, Days, and Times

Classes meet Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • September 21, 2019
  • October 19, 2019
  • November 16, 2019
  • December 14, 2019
  • January 25, 2020
  • February 22, 2020
  • March 21, 2020
  • April 25, 2020
  • May 16, 2020


  • $600 - program cost
  • $100 - required book fee


Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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