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Receive Daily Blessings (Online)

March 26, 2020 / Thursday - December 31, 2020 / Thursday

Learning Programs

As we move through together in this mysterious challenging journey, Dominican Center would like to stay in presence. We hope by offering these experiences you will find pearls of strength, calm, and peace. Be well and may God's wisdom guide you and God's love embrace you.

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Intentionally listen for God's blessings in your life. Sign up with your email address to receive a daily blessing and a weekly story from Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids.

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  • Date: Thursday 03/26/2020 - Thursday 12/31/2020

Centering Prayer ~ Every Tuesday at Noon (Online)

May 19, 2020 / Tuesday - December 29, 2020 / Tuesday, 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Spiritual Formation

Centering Prayer is a modernized prayer method based on the intuitive prayer rooted in Lectio Divina. It is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience the Divine’s immanent presence with us. Centering Prayer is grounded in relationship with God, through Christ, and is a practice to nurture that relationship.

Centering Prayer complements and supports other modes of prayer — verbal, mental, or affective prayer — and facilitates resting in the Divine Presence. Centering Prayer offers a way to grow in intimacy with God, moving beyond conversation to communion.

As Thomas Keating emphasizes, the source of Centering Prayer, as in all methods leading to contemplative prayer, is the Indwelling Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ. The effects of Centering Prayer are ecclesial, as the prayer tends to build communities of faith and bond the members together in mutual friendship and love. (source: https://gravitycenter.com/practice/centering-prayer/)

 

Gatherings Held Via Zoom
By using the link below, you will enter the Dominican Center Zoom waiting space. No registration required.
Participants will be greeted around 11:50 am. Come early and please feel free to invite a friend or family member to join.

Centering Prayer link : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82042706178

 

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  • Date: Tuesday 05/19/2020 - Tuesday 12/29/2020
  • Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm
  • Cost: $0.00

Foundations in Spirituality (Online)

September 21, 2020 / Monday - May 24, 2021 / Monday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Featured Programs

Foundations in Spirituality is a serious reflective study that opens our minds and hearts to the teachings and life examples of the great Christian spiritual teachers that continue to deepen our present spiritual journey.

Christ will make His home in your heart as you trust in Him.
Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong.
- Ephesians 3:17

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 who continue to enrich our own faith and spirituality.

The course introduces the practice of contemplative prayer as grounding practices for living a richer spiritual life. Respond to the yearning in your heart for a deeper relationship with God by returning to the Foundations in Spirituality.

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

Until it is possible to gather in person, Foundations in Spirituality 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.

Details

  • Registration: $600, plus book fees

Dates
The Foundations in Spirituality program meets Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm:

  • September 21, 2020
  • October 5, 2020
  • October 19, 2020
  • November 2, 2020
  • November 16, 2020
  • December 7, 2020
  • December 21, 2020
  • January 4, 2021
  • January 18, 2021
  • February 1, 2021
  • February 15, 2021
  • March 1, 2021
  • March 15, 2021
  • April 12, 2021
  • April 26, 2021
  • May 10, 2021
  • May 24, 2021
  • Cost: $600.00

Ignatian Retreat ~ Seeing God’s Presence in our Daily Lives (Online)

October 13, 2020 / Tuesday - May 11, 2021 / Tuesday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Featured Programs

We yearn for spiritual strength as we move through these uncertain times and as we try to quiet the static and noise around us ...

We look for spiritual wisdom, especially as our worship places limit their availability ...

We are a community seeking spiritual deepening ...

Journey with us on our online Ignatian Retreat ~ Seeing God's Presence in our Daily Lives Journey as we introduce a discipline and practice that will move you to a spiritual depth. The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola immerses you in deep noticing for the Divine in all things, revealing the face of God in our daily lives. Prayer practices (spiritual exercises) and weekly Scripture passages will guide and support us as we pay attention to the holy around us.

Materials will be provided and explored to guide your weekly prayer. Retreatants will also join as a community of practice once a month for eight months. Spiritual Directors facilitate each monthly gathering. While this may be a new discipline for you, the Spiritual Exercises have a rich 500-year history.

Ignatian Retreat Dates

  • Second Tuesday of each month (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
  • 2020: October 13, November 13, December 8
  • 2021: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11

All Sessions will be online viaZoom.

Registration fees support the ongoing mission of Dominican Center.

  • Cost: $150.00
  • Series Dates: