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Are You Resurrected? (Online Program)

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Monday 04/12/2021
10:30am - 12:00pm EST

Are You Resurrected? Online Program with Brian J. Plachta | Photo of person with outstretched arms on beach at sunset | Dominican Center, West MichiganJoin writer and spiritual director, Brian J. Plachta, Monday, April 12, 2021, 10:30 am - Noon, for Are You Resurrected? and explore the natural pattern of inner growth and transformation.

To grow toward love, union, salvation, or enlightenment, we must be moved from Order to Disorder, and then ultimately to Reorder.
~ Richard Rohr

During our time together we will explore ...

  • Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a simple light switch we could flip to move beyond the painful Good Fridays of our lives into the joy of Easter resurrection?
  • Is there a natural pattern we can embrace that helps us move through the difficult periods of our lives into inner peace, balance, and wholeness?
  • What does Order — Disorder — Reorder have to teach us?

If you look at Jesus’ life, he taught us this pattern of resurrection and lived it through the Paschal Mystery. For the first 33 years of his life, for the most part, there was order. He went about doing good and God was with him, writes St. Paul.

Then came the disorder of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. But even on the cross, Jesus pushed through the disorder by forgiving his killers and proclaiming, “Father into your hands I commend my Spirit.”

After disorder came reorder — the resurrection and Pentecost. This gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit so we could follow the life cycles of order, disorder, and reorder that Jesus lived.

During this online program, we’ll explore the pattern of order-disorder-reorder in our lives. We’ll discover how this cycle repeats itself like the four seasons. And if we’re attentive to it, we can cooperate with that cycle and grow.

We can live as resurrected people.


Registrations encouraged and all are welcome! Suggested free-will offering of $10. Gratitude abounds and much work to do!


To join the Are You Resurrected? program on April 12, click here to be directed to the Zoom link.



Brian J. Plachta

Writer, Spiritual Director, and Speaker

Brian J. Plachta is a writer, spiritual director, and speaker. A lay ecclesial minister for 35 years, Brian holds a master’s in pastoral counseling and is a frequent teacher on a broad variety of practical spirituality topics at workshops, retreats, conferences, and colleges. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Dominican Spiritual Life Center in Michigan and is the founding partner of Plachta, Murphy & Associates, where he practices law. Brian’s passion is helping men and women discover their Inner Compass — the divine voice of wisdom in their souls.

Brian’s blog, Simple Wisdom for Everyday Living, has more than a thousand subscribers. Every week since April 2016, Brian has sent a new blog post to his subscribers. He is also the author of two self-published books: Pillars of Steel: How Real Men Draw Strength from Each Other and Life’s Toolbox: Blueprints Included. Brian’s newest book, Finding Flow — Spiritual Practices to Reclaim Inner Peace, Balance, and Wholeness, will be published by Paulist Press in early 2022.

A life-long learner, Brian recently graduated from the two-year program at the Rohr Institute for Action and Contemplation and has taken theological courses at Western Theological Seminary and Creighton University. Brian has been a spiritual director for 25 years and volunteers at Guiding Light Mission, an addiction recovery center.

He and his wife of 36 years live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with their dog, Riley, and cat, Rascal. Having successfully launched their fourth child, the Plachtas are empty-nesters who now enjoy an ever-growing brood of grandchildren.

Learn more about Brian at

Program Details

Gathering Held via Zoom

  • By using the link below, you will enter the Dominican Center Zoom waiting space.
  • Participants will be greeted around 10:20 am. Come early and please feel free to invite a friend or family member to join.
  • Click here for the Are You Resurrected? Zoom link

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