Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold SpiritLife classes on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Classes and instructors for the day are as follows:
9:30 a.m. “Dominic and Francis” - Rene Weeks OP.
The class will explore the life and times of these 13th century saints and how their vision for Gospel life impacted the medieval church.
10:55 a.m. “Eastern Systems and Approaches” - Philip St. Romain, D. Min.
The growing encounter between Christianity and Eastern religions like Hinduism and Buddhism has brought to our awareness other understandings of spiritual development. This class will review some of these Eastern perspectives to widen our own and to see how they are similar and different from the traditional perspectives on Christian spiritual growth discussed in previous classes.
2:00 p.m. “Mendicant Spirituality: Dominic and Francis” - Rene Weeks OP.
At the close of the 12th century, there was a deep hunger for a down to earth Christianity. Like a spark of electricity, the mendicants, particularly the Franciscans and the Dominicans responded. The hallmark of the 13th century spiritual renewal was the quest for a simple Christian life lived in poverty of spirit and in common with others for the sake of preaching the gospel. The class will reflect on this movement in the light of what it has to say to our spiritual quest today.
Cost is $50 for the day (includes lunch), or $75 for Friday overnight (includes breakfast) plus day.
Semester rates are available for commuters and overnight.
On the Internet: http://heartlandspirituality.org/spiritlife or email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 620-792-1232 and ask for Ann.