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New SpiritLife classes announced
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Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold SpiritLife classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. Classes for the day are as follows:
9:30 a.m. – Monastic Life and the Search for God, Jane Belanger OP. From the hermitages of the desert abbas and ammas, Benedict and Scholastica called Christians to a life of community, prayer and manual labor. A rule of life is written for this experiment in human courage and endurance; stability of place becomes a grounding principle.
 10:55 a.m. - Traditional Christian Perspectives II, Phil St. Romain D Min. Eventually, something of a consensus teaching on Christian growth emerged through the centuries. This was expressed in different ways by different teachings, the most common being purgative, illuminative, and unitive ways or stages. We will examine this understanding and its relevance to us today.
 2 p.m. - Monastic Spirituality, Jane Belanger OP. In the sixth century, a monk named Benedict devised a code of practical principles by which his community could live together and grow in the Christian spirit. Centuries later, this source of timeless wisdom continues to guide and nurture contemporary men and women who seek to live a balanced spirituality based on listening with the ear of one’s heart.
The cost for the day is $50, which includes lunch, or $75 for Friday overnight, which also includes breakfast on Saturday. Semester rates are available for commuters and overnight. See or email or call 620-792-1232 and ask for Ann.