Francis House of Prayer

TrenTON DIOCESAN SPIRITUAL CENTER

SSJ ASSOCIATES
        Sundays           2:00 – 4:00 PM

           September 10         January 21                April 22
           October 22              February 25              May 20
           November 19          March 18

All SSJ Associates please come!  We will continue our study of SSJ Spirituality in order to take the charism of unity and reconciliation into our beloved world, which is in such great need of love.  Come to as many as you can.


THE ARTIST’S WAY:
WALKING IN THIS WORLD
         
9 Mondays      9:30 – 11:00 AM

            September 11   November 27    February 5
            October 2          December 18    March 5
            October 30        January 15        April 9

Julia Cameron does it again!  For those who have participated in The Artist’s Way, the journey to recovering God’s gift of your creative self continues in Walking In This World.  Donation $105, includes book.  Led by Jill Snyder.

SPIRITUAL EXERCISES OF ST. IGNATIUS
RETREAT IN EVERYDAY LIFE

         9 Wednesdays 3:00 – 4:30 PM

            September 13    December 6      March 7
            October 11         January 10        April 11
            November 8       February 7        May 9

If you need or desire a retreat but simply cannot get away, please give yourself the gift of this retreat that invites you to pray through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius using two Jesuit resources: The Ignatian Adventure by Kevin O’Brien, for our prayer and The New Spiritual Exercises by Louis Savary as complementary reading.  We will meet monthly for sharing and input on the next month’s prayer.  This is a wonderful way to experience the Spiritual Exercises. Donation: $175, includes both books.


STUDY OF ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS
         
9 Thursdays     1:30 – 3:30 PM

            September 14    December 7     March 8
            October 12         January 11       April 12
            November 9       February 8        May 10

John of the Cross is all about love, not asceticism or annihilation as popularly believed.  We continue our study of St. John, this year using Iain Matthew’s The Impact of God and Ruth Burrow’s Ascent to Love, my two favorites.  If your life with God is looking for a boost, please come.  We end with 20 minutes of centering prayer.  Donation: $175, includes books.  If you can, make a day of it by attending the Thomas Keating series at 11:00 AM.


SUPERVISION FOR SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS
         
9 Tuesdays      12:30 – 2:00 PM

            September 19    December 19     March 13
            October 17         January 16         April 17
            November 14     February 13       May 15

We meet monthly for on-going prayer, supervision and support as we continue our ministry of spiritual direction.  We will use Looking Into The Well by Maureen Conroy, RSM to strengthen our supervision skills.  Donation: $200


DELVING INTO THE DEPTHS OF
THÉRÈSE OF LISIEUX

            9 Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 PM

            September 20    December 13    March 21
            October 18         January 17       April 18
            November 15     February 21      May 16

Thérèse is the best spiritual director anyone could have!  If your soul is hungry for solid food, and you have a desire to deepen your relationship with God so that God is really at the center of your life, please come.  We will use The Gospel According to St. Thérèse, a newly released book by Joseph Schmidt, FSC, and Thoughts of St. Thérèse  for these 9 sessions.  These two books complement each other.  We will have a wonderful year with Thérèse.  Donation: $175, includes books and materials.  If you can, make a day of it by attending the Teresa of Avila series from 9:00 – 11:00 AM.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME AN
SSJ ASSOCIATE?
           
Sunday, October 1      2:00 – 4:00 PM

This session is for those interested in becoming Associates of the Sisters of St. Joseph.  You are welcome to attend this afternoon as a “come and see” experience, while you discern if God is calling you to join us in our charism of unity and reconciliation and in our mission to serve “the dear neighbor” with the same cordial charity with which St. Joseph served Jesus and Mary.  I hope you can come.  Remember that to be an SSJ Associate simply means to live out our charism and mission that “all may be one” wherever you are in whatever you do.


GLORIFY GOD BY IMPROVING YOUR HEALTH
            4 Mondays      1:00 – 2:30 PM
            October 2, 9, 16 and 23

Our human bodies are the most intricate and amazing of God’s creations!  They were created to be beautiful, healthy, strong, and resilient.  Given half a chance, your body will heal itself.  Come to this four-session series to learn how you can make small changes in your nutrition and lifestyle to create big and lasting results in your health and well-being.  We will discuss a different topic each week, and you will create a unique plan for yourself to improve every aspect of your life – mind, body, and soul!  Presented by Colleen McNally, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.  Donation: $60, includes materials.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION


Please register for all programs by calling 609-877-0509. Be sure to include your full name and PHONE NUMBER and the title of the program on our voice mail. Registering by phone is preferred!


If you wish to register by email, refer to "Contact Us."

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