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Receive Daily Online Blessings

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

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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

Guided Meditation with Susan Duesbery (Recordings)

June 01, 2020 / Monday - September 01, 2020 / Tuesday

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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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Meditate with Susan Duesbery | Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, MISusan Duesbery, a Dominican Center presenter and intuitive counselor, spiritual coach, and energy therapist, recently recorded a series of guided meditations you may find helpful in soothing and easing the stress and anxiety of your day-to-day life during these unsettling times.

Among Susan's offerings are:

  • Release, Relax, Renew
  • Befriending Your Inner Child
  • Inner Wisdom Meditation
  • Meditation for Wholeness
  • Letting Go at the Beach
  • Rainforest Release
  • Yoga Nidra

Meditations are available for free on Susan's website

Read Susan's recent blog post, Spiritual Bypassing in the Time of COVID-19

Called to be a Spiritual Director ~ Spiritual Director Practicum (Year 1)

September 18, 2020 / Friday - May 15, 2021 / Saturday

Dominican Associates

A Spiritual Director holds sacred the many stories heard in a one-on-one relationship or in a trusted group.

The Spiritual Director Practicum…

... is filled with contemplative spiritual practices, prayer study, and shared reflection
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strengthens our ability to stay present
... attunes our listening to sense how the Holy Spirit is present in our lives and in the lives of others
... looks to Spiritual Giants to mentor participants during the formation process
...reminds that the ultimate healer holds up director and directee in all ways

Using an Ignatian spiritual framework, you are encouraged to find meaning in every moment. You are given space to deepen your relationship with God - the God who loves us into life. Through the process, move closer to uncovering your authentic self that guides the discernment of your calling.

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.

Details

  • Cost: $2,000/year, plus book fees
  • Application process required
  • Prerequisite: Foundations in Spirituality

Dates

The Spiritual Director Practicum Year 1 program meets Friday evenings, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm; Saturday mornings, 9:00 am - Noon; and Saturday afternoon, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

  • September 18-19, 2020
  • October 9-10, 2020
  • November 13-14, 2020
  • December 11-12, 2020
  • January 15-16, 2021
  • February 12-13, 2021
  • March 12-13, 2021
  • April 16-17, 2021
  • May 14-15, 2021

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

 

Foundations in Spirituality ~ Guided by the Longing for a Deeper Relationship with God (online course)

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

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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 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.

Details

  • Cost: $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