Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold SpiritLife classes from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. Classes and speakers for the day are as follows:
9:30 a.m. – The Carmelite Doctors of the Church, Rene Weeks OP
The writings of Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross and Theresa of Lisieux have been a foundation for the spiritual life of many. All three have been declared Doctors of the Church. All three are Carmelite religious with a spiritual focus on contemplative prayer. The Carmelite tradition begins with the hermits living on Mount Carmel in Palestine and symbolically drinking from the well of Elijah. We will briefly explore the life and writings of these three Carmelite Doctors.
10:55 a.m. – Dark Nights of the Soul, Renee Dreiling OP.
The dark night of the soul has become an almost popular term these days. It actually goes back to the 16th century and St. John of the Cross. We’ll look briefly at what it might entail and how it is actually an ongoing process that characterizes our growth in the spiritual life.
2 p.m. – Spiritual Charisms: What are They? Ann Axman and Judy Spangler
One way God carries out healing and restorative work in the world is through the spiritual gifts or charisms which we have been given. These charisms help us to meet the challenges of our church and world today by enabling us to see ourselves, the church and the world in a new light.
Cost for this course is $50 for the day, which includes lunch, or $75 for the day and overnight accommodations on Friday, which includes breakfast. Semester rates are available for commuters and overnight.
For more information visit the website heartlandspirituality.org/spiritlife or email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 620-792-1232 and ask for Ann.