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Group Spiritual Direction

January 04, 2017 / Wednesday - May 03, 2017 / Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Group spiritual direction offers an opportunity to hear and share sacred stories in a communal setting. Join us and be open and willing to share your spiritual journey in a safe space and listen for the Spirit on behalf of others.

Space is limited, so please register early.

FD: Spirituality

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here.

Series Dates:

January 4

February 1

March 1

April 5

May 3

 

  • Presenter: Bob Brown, Spiritual Director, Kathleen Lally, Spiritual Director
  • Date: Wednesday 01/04/2017 - Wednesday 05/03/2017
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Cost: $100.00

Feldenkrais Winter Series

January 09, 2017 / Monday - March 13, 2017 / Monday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Learning Programs

Lessons are verbally directed active learning exercises relating to aspects of human movement. They are designed to break up habitual patterns and instill new ways of thinking, feeling, and moving. The exercises are non-judgmental, non-competitive, and self-directed so that each person progresses at his/her own pace. Mats and small pillows provided. Wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required due to space limitations. Cost is $10.00 per session.

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here.

  • Cost: $10.00
  • Series Dates:
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Wisdom’s Feast

January 09, 2017 / Monday - May 08, 2017 / Monday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Featured Programs

Sr. Barbara Reid, OP, in her book Wisdom’s Feast, invites us all to draw on women’s wisdom in offering a fresh and insightful interpretation of biblical text. She offers a new perspective that promotes equal dignity and value for women as we read scripture and in the context of scripture. This series of study and faith sharing will use Wisdom’s Feast: An Invitation to Feminist Interpretation of the Scriptures in discovering the insights that women have brought to reading and praying the Bible. Both men and women are encouraged to attend.

Cost includes the book.

FD: Spirituality

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here.

Series Dates:

Jan 09, 2017

Feb 13, 2017

Mar 13, 2017

Apr 10, 2017

May 08, 2017

  • Cost: $55.00

Exploring Zentangle®: An Introduction

January 12, 2017 / Thursday - June 08, 2017 / Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Described as a form of artistic meditation, the Zentangle Method allows you to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns, learn techniques and basic steps of creating an original Zentangle tile. Discover how this artistic expression requires staying in the present, helps us to see beauty in mistakes as there are no erasers, and gently disengages us from the stressors of the day. No art experience is needed to participate in this program. Beginners are welcome!

Cost includes materials

This program is offered on 3 separate dates. Please select which one you would like to attend below.

View Dominican Center’s Refund Policy.

  • Cost: $35.00
  • Series Dates:
  • - Available Capacity: 28
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30

Spiritual Disciplines

January 16, 2017 / Monday - March 20, 2017 / Monday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

Spiritual disciplines are practices that keep us in the presence of God. Using traditions and examples from monasteries, the desert, the reformation, the Saints and contemporary movements, we will experience different disciplines that strengthen our spirituality. Come ready to open your hearts and minds to be in full presence of the Divine.

Jan. 16: Meditation and Contemplation

Feb. 20: Compassion & Service

Mar. 20: Silence and Fasting

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here.

  • Cost: $15.00
  • Series Dates:
  • - Available Capacity: 46
  • - Available Capacity: 45
  • - Available Capacity: 45

Come-And-See Weekend ~ Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters

February 10, 2017 / Friday - March 19, 2017 / Sunday, 7:00pm - 12:00pm

Vocation

Two Come-And-See Weekend Opportunities

February 10 – 12, 2017 / Friday – Sunday, 7:00pm – 12:00pm

March 17 – 19, 2017 / Friday – Sunday, 7:00pm – 12:00pm

Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi, where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see!” (John 1:38-39)

What is God’s dream for you?  Are you being called to religious life?  Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a Sister? Would you like to find out more about the Dominican way of life?  If you are a single Catholic woman, 20 years and older, who wants to know more about the life of a Sister are invited to join us for this Come-and-See Weekend.

There is no cost for this weekend.  Room and meals are provided.  Please join us for one of these two weekends, and indicate which one by checking the box above the register button below.

For more information contact Sr. Chela Gonzalez, Vocation Director:
cgonzalez@grdominicans.org • 616-329-6221.

  • Presenter: Chela Gonzalez, OP
  • Date: Friday 02/10/2017 - Sunday 03/19/2017
  • Time: 7:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Cost: $0.00
  • Series Dates:
  • - Available Capacity: 3
  • - Available Capacity: 8

Chair Yoga – Tuesday Morning

February 28, 2017 / Tuesday - May 02, 2017 / Tuesday, 10:30am - 11:30am

Learning Programs

Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of Yoga available, a unique Yoga style that adapts Yoga positions and poses through creative use of a chair.  Poses are done seated on the chair or the chair is used for support during standing and balance poses.  The chair allows for greater stability to help you feel supported and safe.  Poses are modified so that even those with health restriction, decreased range of motion, and physical challenges can enjoy the benefits of a more traditional practice.  Emphasis will be on breathing, balance, and taking things at your own pace.  Chair Yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions; even those newer to Yoga or working with special concerns or injuries.  Beginners are welcome.

Please note that there will be no Yoga on March 7 or April 11

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here

  • Cost: $10.00
  • Series Dates:
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Chair Yoga – Thursday Evening

March 02, 2017 / Thursday - May 04, 2017 / Thursday, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Learning Programs

Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of Yoga available, a unique Yoga style that adapts Yoga positions and poses through creative use of a chair.  Poses are done seated on the chair or the chair is used for support during standing and balance poses.  The chair allows for greater stability to help you feel supported and safe.  Poses are modified so that even those with health restriction, decreased range of motion, and physical challenges can enjoy the benefits of a more traditional practice.  Emphasis will be on breathing, balance, and taking things at your own pace.  Chair Yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions; even those newer to Yoga or working with special concerns or injuries.  Beginners are welcome.

Please note that there will be no Yoga on March 9 or April 13

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here

  • Cost: $10.00
  • Series Dates:
  • - Available Capacity: 30
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Gentle Yoga

March 02, 2017 / Thursday - May 04, 2017 / Thursday, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Learning Programs

A calming, stress-relieving Yoga class to stretch and strengthen the body gradually.  Emphasis is on building awareness of the breath and the body.  Poses are practiced on a Yoga mat at a slower pace with attention to alignment and detail.  Recommended for anyone looking for  a soothing, relaxing, and restorative experience.  especially those newer to Yoga or working with special concerns or injuries.  Gentle Yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions; even those newer to Yoga or working with special concerns or injuries.  Beginners are welcome

Please note that there will be no Yoga on March 9 or April 13

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here.

  • Cost: $10.00
  • Series Dates:
  • - Available Capacity: 29
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Catholic Relief Services Lenten Speaker Series: Kirtimayi Mishra

March 02, 2017 / Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Featured Programs

Kirtimayi Mishra is the current Head of Office at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) India.  As a long standing humanitarian, she has seen her community and country become transformed through the work of Catholic Relief Services. As her role as Head of Office, Kirtimayi  oversees programs that build community resilience, reducing the impact of floods on the livelihoods of vulnerable communities in the most disaster stricken and food insecure states of India.

We invite you to a conversation with Kirtimayi Mishra. Come and listen how she is building resilient communities in the midst of natural disaster.  Kirtimayi expressed that resilient communities can fish. “[If you] give a person a fish, you feed him for a day; [if you] teach a person to fish and you feed people for a lifetime.  While it is important to have humanitarian response in the aftermath of disaster, it is worth investing in community preparedness and building resilience so that communities are not dependent on external assistance or relief. This is what CRS is doing in India and countries around the world. Come and listen her story and her lifesaving work.

  • Cost: Free Will Offering
    $

Restorative Yoga

March 02, 2017 / Thursday - May 04, 2017 / Thursday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Learning Programs

Calm the mind and body with this soothing Restorative class.  Restorative Yoga poses are done on a mat and require no muscular exertion; each pose is held for several minutes and deeply supported by props – blankets, bolsters, and blocks (which are provided at no additional charge).  During the class, you will be guided to mindfully and consciously notice thoughts, feelings, and sensations.  Students leave feeling nourished, well rested and refreshed; with a new cultivated awareness and clarity.  Restorative Yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions; even those newer to Yoga or working with special concerns or injuries.  Beginners are welcome.

Please note that there will be no Yoga on March 9 or April 13

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here.

  • Cost: $10.00
  • Series Dates:
  • - Available Capacity: 30
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Welcoming the Stranger: A Social Justice Conversation

March 03, 2017 / Friday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Featured Programs

Our national history is an immigrant story, yet we have many diverse opinions on what it means to welcome the stranger. Using Augusto Boals’ forum theater approach, we will engage in a transformative safe conversation where all have an opportunity to share perspectives on this issue  in a trusting environment. Join using this approach to social justice conversations.

FD: Evangelization

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  • Cost: Free Will Offering
    $

Reflective Film Series: Rams (Iceland, 2015)

March 03, 2017 / Friday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

In a secluded valley in Iceland, two brothers live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best. Although they share the land and a way of life, the brothers have not spoken to each other in decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. Rated R

Join us for popcorn, soda, and conversation.

The film series is co-sponsored by the Dominican Associates. Special thanks to Zulema Moret, Dominican Associate for her generosity.

  • Date: Friday 03/03/2017
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Cost: Free Will Offering
    $

Creative Catalysts for Spiritual Direction

March 04, 2017 / Saturday, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Recognize, refine, and deepen your creative gifts as we experience how the arts (poetry, rhythm, coloring, etc.) can enhance and inform the practice of spiritual direction. Using creative tools during this interactive session, we will participate in self-exploration to help discover your own best creative self.

FD: Spirituality

Cost: $25 / $10 for Spiritual Directors

Spiritual Directors: use the code Creativity at check-out for the discounted price.

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here

  • Cost: $25.00

Living with Cancer through Prayer

March 07, 2017 / Tuesday - June 06, 2017 / Tuesday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Spiritual Sacred Practices

A supportive prayer group for adults living with cancer and for those journeying beside them. Restore your spirit while living with cancer. The leaders are cancer survivors Louise O’Farrell and Diane Kreslins. They have joined their hands and hearts to offer a  meaningful way to provide spiritual support for those living with cancer.

The PRAYER GROUP is for those who are:

  • Living with cancer
  • Supporting a loved one who has cancer
  • Seeking to renew & grow spiritually
  • Searching for refreshing spiritual support
  • Desire to reflect & pray with others in the Catholic tradition

 We meet every first Tuesday of every month.  All are welcome!

  • Cost: Free Will Offering
    $

Finding Life in the Psalms

March 07, 2017 / Tuesday - April 04, 2017 / Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Learning Programs

The Psalms lie at the heart of the Jewish and Christian prayer and worship.  This Lent, we will pray with these ancient words with the themes of pilgrimage in life, prayer and wonder, faith, hope and suffering.  Each session will invite us into greater intimacy with God on this journey to Easter joy.

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here.

  • Cost: $15.00
  • Series Dates:
  • - Available Capacity: 48
  • - Available Capacity: 49
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Spirituality – A Dimension of Patient Care In Holistic Healthcare

March 16, 2017 / Thursday, 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Featured Programs

The provision of spiritual and/or religious care in healthcare has received prominence in national reports, guidelines and standards since the start of the millennium. According to these national recommendations spiritual care is to be provided by healthcare providers (within their scope of practice) when the patient/pt. advocate requests spiritual care; when there is evidence of spiritual/religious distress; or requests for spiritual/religious resources.

The purpose of the presentation is to provide health care providers knowledge about spirituality in patient health care; to develop professional skills in spiritual care in healthcare; and to enhance one’s role and responsibility on the interdisciplinary team in practicing spiritual care in holistic healthcare.

Professional Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for Nurses & Chaplains

This educational program is approved for 2 Continuing Education Hours by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.

This activity is approved for 2 contact hours by the Ohio Nurses Association. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

Click here for a printable brochure

 

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  • Cost: $50.00

Creative Transformation: Imagination as a Path to Spiritual Growth

March 22, 2017 / Wednesday, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learning Programs

Creative transformation is facilitated by Leara Glinzak, a licensed art therapist and recognized for her interactive sessions. She guides participants through a creative process that contributes to healing and growth in times of transition and change. Participants do not need any artistic experience.

Engage in this interactive session that illuminates hope and gratitude.

FD: Spirituality

Cost includes materials

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here

  • Cost: $20.00

Journey into Silence Lenten Retreat

March 23, 2017 / Thursday - March 26, 2017 / Sunday, 5:00pm - 2:00pm

Silence the world around you. Silence the world within you. Silence the thoughts that shout out to you. In the stillness hear God’s voice. In the quiet sense the Divine’s presence and the spiritual love that is waiting to embrace you. Gently enter into silence during this retreat experience. A Spiritual Director will be here to companion with you.

This retreat is held at the Augustine Center is a retreat house welcoming individuals and groups for ongoing formation, education and spirituality. The Augustine Center is  located in Conway, MI on the northern border of Petoskey.

$335*: Includes spiritual direction, meals, and room. Space is limited. Financial scholarships are available. Call to request information.

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here.

FD: Spirituality

 

  • Cost: $335.00

Zentangle®: Tangle Night

March 23, 2017 / Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This class will feature four different Zentangle® projects. Try one or more projects or come enjoy a special evening of trying new tangles within a creative community.

Described as a form of artistic meditation, the Zentangle® Method allows you to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns, learn techniques and basic steps of creating an original Zentangle® tile. Discover how this artistic expression requires staying in the present, helps us to see beauty in mistakes as there are no erasers, and gently disengages us from the stress of the day. No art experience is needed to participate in this program.

Prerequisite: Participants need to have completed an introductory or Exploring Zentangle class.   Exploring Zentangle sessions are offered on January 12, March 09 and June 8, 2017.

* Bring your own Micron pens, pencil and blending tool.

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here.

 

 

  • Cost: $25.00

Empathy Eclipses Sympathy Follow-Up

March 24, 2017 / Friday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

This follow-up class will include: sharing any experiences that you were aware the gift of empathy was being used, questions you may have come up in you since the class, role playing the principles and characteristics of Empathy in action, and a discussion how empathy can be misused.

Prerequisite: You must have attended the Empathy Eclipses Sympathy program on Monday, January 23 to participate in this follow-up.

  • Presenter: Ann Walters, OP
  • Date: Friday 03/24/2017
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Cost: Free Will Offering
    $

Discernment Retreat for Women

March 25, 2017 / Saturday, 9:30am - 5:00pm

Seven congregations of religious women in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan invite young women who are interested in learning more about religious life to a Discernment Retreat at Aquinas College on Saturday, March 25 beginning at 9:30 am and ending with Mass at 5:00 pm. The congregations include the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus (CDCJ), the Consolata Sisters (MC), the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Ada, the Dominican Sisters, Grand Rapids (OP), the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist (FSE), the Sisters of Saint Paul De Chartres (SPC), and the Trinitarians of Mary (TM). The cost of the day is $15, which includes lunch, and pre-registration is required. To register, please call the Front Desk at 616-514-3325.

The deadline for registration is March 11.

  • Date: Saturday 03/25/2017
  • Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Feldenkrais Spring 2017 Series

April 03, 2017 / Monday - June 26, 2017 / Monday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Learning Programs

Lessons are verbally directed active learning exercises relating to aspects of human movement. They are designed to break up habitual patterns and instill new ways of thinking, feeling, and moving. The exercises are non-judgmental, non-competitive, and self-directed so that each person progresses at his/her own pace. Mats and small pillows provided. Wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required due to space limitations. Cost is $10.00 per session.

No class May 1 or 29

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here.

  • Cost: $10.00
  • Series Dates:
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Journey on with Zentangle® – ZenGem

April 06, 2017 / Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learn how to create a glassy-looking gem on paper and tangle around it, using ink and colored pencils.

Described as a form of artistic meditation, the Zentangle® Method allows you to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns, learn techniques and basic steps of creating an original Zentangle® tile. Discover how this artistic expression requires staying in the present, helps us to see beauty in mistakes as there are no erasers, and gently disengages us from the stress of the day. No art experience is needed to participate in this program.

Prerequisite: Participants need to have completed an introductory or Exploring Zentangle class.   Exploring Zentangle sessions are offered on January 12, March 09 and June 8, 2017.

* Bring your own Micron pens, pencil and blending tool.

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here.

 

  • Cost: $35.00

Reflective Film Series: Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia, 2015)

April 07, 2017 / Friday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant. Not rated.

Join us for popcorn, soda, and conversation.

The film series is co-sponsored by the Dominican Associates. Special thanks to Zulema Moret, Dominican Associate for her generosity.

  • Date: Friday 04/07/2017
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Cost: Free Will Offering
    $

Journey into Silence Holy Week Retreat

April 13, 2017 / Thursday - April 16, 2017 / Sunday, 12:00pm - 11:00am

Silence the world around you. Silence the world within you. Silence the thoughts that shout out to you. In the stillness hear God’s voice. In the quiet sense the Divine’s presence and the spiritual love that is waiting to embrace you. Gently enter into silence during this retreat experience. A Spiritual Director will be here to companion with you.

$335: Includes spiritual direction, meals, and room. Space is limited. Financial scholarships are available. Call to request information.

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here.

FD: Spirituality

 

  • Presenter: Diane Zerfas, OP
  • Date: Thursday 04/13/2017 - Sunday 04/16/2017
  • Time: 12:00pm - 11:00am
  • Cost: $335.00

Beyond Trauma & Grief: Transforming our Wounds into Wholeness and Love

April 28, 2017 / Friday - April 29, 2017 / Saturday

Loss is an unfortunate yet unavoidable part of our life and love pursuits. Inevitably, hardships are compounded when trauma is involved. People have long looked to faith to help console grief and difficulties that come in the wake of loss or trauma. Yet, sometimes finding God amidst hardship is a struggle. The Beyond Trauma and Grief Retreat examines the role faith has in helping us cope with the aftermath of trauma.

This two-day retreat will be led by Dr. Gregory Masiello, Ph.D; a psychologist who worked with combat veterans for over 15 years with the Veterans Affairs in Albany, NY. More recently, Dr. Masiello has been part of the Franciscan Pilgrimage Program, providing pilgrimages to Assisi, Italy for military veterans.

Cost includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday

FD: Spirituality

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here.

  • Presenter: Dr. Gregory Masiello, Ph.D.
  • Date: Friday 04/28/2017 - Saturday 04/29/2017
  • Time:

    Friday, April 28             6:00 – 8:00 pm

    Saturday, April 29        9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • Cost: $60.00

Journey on with Zentangle®: Border Zen

May 04, 2017 / Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Create a mosaic of 12 unique border patterns with a deconstructed Zendala tile. The resulting art will be a beautiful resource to use for outside, inside or through future tiles.

Described as a form of artistic meditation, the Zentangle® Method allows you to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns, learn techniques and basic steps of creating an original Zentangle® tile. Discover how this artistic expression requires staying in the present, helps us to see beauty in mistakes as there are no erasers, and gently disengages us from the stress of the day. No art experience is needed to participate in this program.

Prerequisite: Participants need to have completed an introductory or Exploring Zentangle class.   Exploring Zentangle sessions are offered on January 12, March 09 and June 8, 2017.

* Bring your own Micron pens, pencil and blending tool.

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here.

  • Cost: $35.00

A Journey Back to the Center

May 06, 2017 / Saturday, 8:00am - 12:00pm

Learning Programs

Our community and our nation long for compassion and opportunities to embrace unity. When differences cause fear and unrest rather than compassion and mercy, polarization occurs. It has left many feeling unbalanced. What are we yearning for? We all are yearning for truth. Let us gather at a place which feels like home, a place which centers us in hope, joy, laughter, acceptance, and paradox.

Cost includes continental breakfast.

FD: Spirituality

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here.

  • Presenter: Ann Willits, OP
  • Date: Saturday 05/06/2017
  • Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Cost: $30.00

Sister Retreat: Come, Sit at the Table

May 07, 2017 / Sunday - May 12, 2017 / Friday

Retreats

Every year we have the opportunity of making a retreat.  Perhaps we should think of how a retreat makes us?  You might have noticed that sometimes it seems as if God has changed.  Perhaps we are the ones who have changed.  One thing is certain, both God and we are a mystery, a mystery which grows to be more and more familiar.  During this retreat everyone is invited to come and sit with God, to sit with each other, to be fed by the mystery of life, the mystery of God’s presence.  What an  unexpected grace we will find as we come and sit at the table.

 

  • Presenter: Sr. Ann Willits, OP
  • Date: Sunday 05/07/2017 - Friday 05/12/2017

Thomas Merton’s Approach to Spirituality

May 09, 2017 / Tuesday - May 23, 2017 / Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Thomas Merton placed his interest in the depth of the human experience in relationship with God. He once wrote, contemplation is a mystery in which God reveals Himself as the very center of our own inmost self. Join Fr. Patrick as he takes us on a journey with Thomas Merton.

Series Dates:
May 9: The Journey from the False Self toward the True Self
May 16: Understanding and Discovering Contemplation
May 23: Prayer and The Desert: Solitude and Silence

FD: Spirituality

Cost: $25.00 per session

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  • Presenter: Fr. Patrick Collins, PhD
  • Date: Tuesday 05/09/2017 - Tuesday 05/23/2017
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Cost: $25.00
  • Series Dates:
  • - Available Capacity: 48
  • - Available Capacity: 48
  • - Available Capacity: 49

Journey into Silence Spring Retreat

May 18, 2017 / Thursday - May 21, 2017 / Sunday, 12:00pm - 11:00am

Silence the world around you. Silence the world within you. Silence the thoughts that shout out to you. In the stillness hear God’s voice. In the quiet sense the Divine’s presence and the spiritual love that is waiting to embrace you. Gently enter into silence during this retreat experience. A Spiritual Director will be here to companion with you.

$335: Includes spiritual direction, meals, and room. Space is limited. Financial scholarships are available. Call to request information.

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here.

FD: Spirituality

 

  • Presenter: Diane Zerfas, OP
  • Date: Thursday 05/18/2017 - Sunday 05/21/2017
  • Time: 12:00pm - 11:00am
  • Cost: $335.00

Journey into Silence Summer Retreat

June 04, 2017 / Sunday - June 09, 2017 / Friday, 5:00pm - 2:00pm

Silence the world around you. Silence the world within you. Silence the thoughts that shout out to you. In the stillness hear God’s voice. In the quiet sense the Divine’s presence and the spiritual love that is waiting to embrace you. Gently enter into silence during this retreat experience. A Spiritual Director will be here to companion with you.

This retreat is held at the Augustine Center is a retreat house welcoming individuals and groups for ongoing formation, education and spirituality. The Augustine Center is  located in Conway, MI on the northern border of Petoskey.

$435: Includes spiritual direction, meals, and room. Space is limited. Financial scholarships are available. Call to request information.

For information on our Program Refund Policy, click here.

*We apologize for the misprint of the price in the winter-spring brochure.  The price of $435 covers this 6-day retreat.

FD: Spirituality

 

  • Presenter: Diane Zerfas, OP
  • Date: Sunday 06/04/2017 - Friday 06/09/2017
  • Time: 5:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Cost: $435.00

Spiritual Direction Practicum Year 1 2017-2018

September 08, 2017 / Friday - May 18, 2018 / Friday

Spiritual direction is the art of contemplative listening carried out in a one-to-one trusting relationship or within a group of your peers. It is when one guide journeys with another person or group, listening to life stories with an ear for the movement of the Holy Spirit and offering prayerful response.

For more information, please visit our Called to be a Spiritual Director page.

Dates of Sessions:

  • September 8, 2017
  • September 22, 2017
  • October 6, 2017
  • October 20, 2017
  • November 3, 2017
  • November 17, 2017
  • December 1, 2017
  • December 15, 2017
  • January 12, 2018
  • January 26, 2018
  • February 2, 2018
  • February 16, 2018
  • March 2, 2018
  • March 16, 2018
  • April 6, 2018
  • April 20, 2018
  • May 4, 2018
  • May 18, 2018

Spiritual Direction Practicum Year 2 2017-2018

September 08, 2017 / Friday - May 12, 2018 / Saturday

Spiritual direction is the art of contemplative listening carried out in a one-to-one trusting relationship or within a group of your peers. It is when one guide journeys with another person or group, listening to life stories with an ear for the movement of the Holy Spirit and offering prayerful response.

In the second year of the Practicum the participants go deeper into the realities of their own spiritual journeys, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the rules of discernment, the adult maturing of faith using the enneagram, and a celebration of that great cloud of witnesses of spiritual giants that remind us of God’s continual presence in this world and our lives.

For more information, please visit our Called to be a Spiritual Director page.

Dates of Sessions:

  • September 8 & 9, 2017
  • October 6 & 7, 2017
  • November 10 & 11, 2017
  • December 8 & 9, 2017
  • January 12 & 13, 2018
  • February 9 & 10, 2018
  • March 9 & 10, 2018
  • April 13 & 14, 2018
  • May 11 & 12, 2018

Spiritual Companioning 2017-2018

September 12, 2017 / Tuesday - May 15, 2018 / Tuesday, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Dominican Center’s Spiritual Companioning course helps you attune your listening ear to those around you and to God. As a spiritual companion, you’ll pray and share with others in a nurturing and peaceful space. By learning to deeply listen and reflect, you’ll guide and affirm your companion’s life experiences and presence of the Divine.

For more information, please visit our Spiritual Companioning page.

Dates of Sessions:

  • September 12, 2017
  • September 26, 2017
  • October 17, 2017
  • October 31. 2017
  • November 14, 2017
  • November 28, 2017
  • December 12, 2017
  • January 16, 2018
  • February 13, 2018
  • March 13, 2018
  • April 17, 2018
  • May 15, 2018

Foundations in Spirituality 2017-2018

September 16, 2017 / Saturday - May 19, 2018 / Saturday, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Dominican Center’s Foundations in Spirituality 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.  The objectives of this course are to:

  • Grow in understanding and appreciation of the diverse ways God has been present to and involved in the lives of the great spiritual teachers and guides throughout history
  • Encourage awareness, commitment to, and integration of the spiritual journey in daily life through writing and living a personal rule of life
  • Develop an understanding of contemplative attitudes and presence as basic to living a spiritual life
  • Provide opportunity for an introductory study of writings from the spiritual classics for the purpose of reflection, discussion, and personal appropriation
  • Foster respect for the diversity in past and present theology and spirituality.
  • To present basic principles and tools for discernment that are useful for personal, prayerful decision making

Day and Times:  Class meets Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
A required book of readings will be available for purchase at Dominican Center.  This will be an additional $100.00.

Dates of Sessions:

  • September 16, 2017
  • October 21, 2017
  • November 18, 2017
  • December 16, 2017
  • January 20, 2018
  • February 17, 2018
  • March 17, 2018
  • April 21, 2018
  • May 19, 2018
  • Cost: $600.00

International Pilgrimage to Spain and Portugal

November 02, 2017 / Thursday - November 13, 2017 / Monday

We invite you to join Sr. Nancy Brousseau, OP  on a grand travel experience to two of Europe’s most beautiful and exciting countries – Portugal and Spain. Sr. Nancy has been facilitating and guiding international pilgrimages for over 20 years. These pilgrimages are grounded in spirituality and explore the places where spiritual giants lived and continue to have an influence.

For more information and to register, please call Sr. Nancy Brousseau, OP directly at (616) 560-4580 or email nbrousseau@aol.com. Click here to see the brochure for this trip.

Here are some of the places you well visit.  Please read through the brochure for more details

  • Portugal
    The relatively small country of Portugal offers a range of both scenic and historic/cultural attractions. This is the home of Vasco de Gama who opened the empire’s trade routes to the spice treasures of India; and Magellan who led the first circumnavigation of the globe. The country’s cosmopolitan capital, Lisbon, on the broad estuary of the Tagus, is one of the most strikingly situated cities in the world. In Portugal, we will visit Fatima, where we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Mary. It was here that she appeared to three children to spread her message of peace.
  • We will also visit the church of St. Anthony (of Padua as he is known) born in Portugal. Spain – the land of Ferdinand and Isabella, Columbus, Dante, Don Quixote, Goya, El Greco, Picasso and the adopted home of Ernest Hemmingway, has for centuries inspired great explorers, adventurers and amazing artists. For decades, this was the great intersection for the development of Christian, Islamic and Jewish faiths.
    Spain
  • The land of many Giants in the Faith: Saints Dominic, Ignatius, as well as John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila who were founders of the discalced Carmelites. Visit Avila, the walled city of Teresa and some of her monasteries. Hear the stories of both John & Teresa and their way of prayer.
  • Learn about the Dominican Preachers, Las Casas, Antonio Montesinos, who began in Andalusia and went to New Spain in the 16th century and were the first to speak against the injustices to the indigenous people. Visit the museum of John of the Cross in Ubeda and the monastery where he died in 1591.
  • Stroll through the incredible Prado Museum in Madrid, sometimes referred to as the most beautiful museum in the world. Visit the elaborate Alcazar Palace of Seville and the ornate cathedral with the tomb of Columbus. In Granada, you will enter the elaborate summer palaces of the great Moorish caliphs, including the famous Alhambra, an ornate Arabesque architectural confection in pink granite.
    In Barcelona you will see the beautiful Gothic Architecture and Guadi’s unfinished spectacular Sagrada Familia. This will definitely be a fun & Faith tour, with free-time built into the itinerary for an afternoon stroll, shopping and picture-taking. Plus, you will doubtless have the opportunity for some of the fun and exciting evening musical events featuring the colorfully dressed flamenco dancers and the fiery rhythm of the Spanish guitars.

Space on this tour is limited! I therefore encourage you to complete the reservation form and submit your $400.00 deposit as soon as possible. Let your friends know quickly so they are not left out. Places will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.