Foundations in Spirituality: Guided by the Longing for a Deeper Relationship with God

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 Mondays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

2020 -2021 Schedule

  • September 19, 2020
  • October 24, 2020
  • November 21, 2020
  • December 12, 2020
  • January 23, 2021
  • February 20, 2021
  • March 20, 2021
  • April 24, 2021
  • May 22, 2021

Until it is possible to gather on the Marywood campus in person, the Spiritual Director Practicum will meet via Zoom. Help is available for those new to this technology. You will receive details regarding Zoom prior to our first meeting in September.


  • $600 - program cost
  • Books are not included in registration fee.


Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Questions, Information, and Registration

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