SPIRITUAL READING GROUP
        5 Fridays        6:30 – 8:30 PM
        January 4        February 1        March 1        April 5        May 10

Good spiritual reading is a must for spiritual growth. Companions on the journey help with the practice of this spiritual exercise.  This will be fun as well as fruitful.  Can you devote one Friday night a month to this pursuit?  As usual, we will feast on a variety of spiritual gems.  Donation: $115, includes all books.
        Radical Spirit...............................................Joan Chittister, OSB
        Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World....Joanna Weaver
        Can You Drink This Cup?...........................Henri Nouwen


CLASSICS ON CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER
        6 Tuesdays        6:30 – 8:30 PM
        January 8         March 5        May 7
        February 5        April 2        June 4

Grow in the practice of contemplative prayer by coming to these monthly sessions.  The evenings include two 20-minute contemplative prayer periods.  We will also view a 20-minute segment of Fr. Thomas Keating’s DVD series, Opening to the Presence of God and engage in good spiritual reading on contemplative prayer between sessions.  Between sessions, we will read The Impact of God by Iain Matthew.  Donation: $90, includes book.


FOUR WOMEN MYSTICS
        5 Tuesdays        6:30 – 8:00 PM

Are you in need of some inspiration, and consolation?  Might you be up for a study of Four Women Mystics?  There is a mystic inside each of us, that place where we desire God above and in all, where we desperately need God, and depend on God. Perhaps some good spiritual reading on these mystics might quench your thirst for God and heal your soul of the anxiety and turmoil of our times.  Since this is an evening program, it is available for our mystics-in-the-making who work during the day and need some mystical moments as a treat for their souls.  It’s worth the time and effort.  Donation: $75, includes book.
             January 29         Julian of Norwich
             February 26       Catherine of Siena
             March 26            Teresa of Avila
             April 16              Thérèse of Lisieux
             May 14               Summary

VALENTINE’S EVENING FOR COUPLES
        Thursday, February 14              5:00 – 8:00 PM

Liturgy, renewal of marriage vows and a full course dinner highlight this most enjoyable way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The evening will focus on celebrating the love between you and growing in gratitude and joy.  Mass starts at 5 PM.  Sign up early! Limited to 12 couples.  Presider: Rev. Michael Kennedy. Donation: $50/couple with registration

WALKING THE SACRED LENTEN PATH
YOUR OWN LENTEN RETREAT
        Thursday, March 7              6:30 – 8:30 PM

So many of us are overly busy, but still want to make Lent a holy, sacred time, even in the midst of the busyness.  This one night, on the second day of Lent might be just the thing for you.  If you can come for just one night, this is a good one. Walking the Sacred Path will offer you the opportunity to make your own retreat, day by day, throughout the season.  Your Lent will be so rich and deep, yet simple. Donation:  $30, includes book.

SACRED DARKNESS
ENCOUNTERING DIVINE LOVE IN LIFE’S DARKEST PLACES
        3 Wednesdays        6:00 – 8:00 PM
        March 13        March 27        April 10

By learning to embrace darkness rather than run from it, we can experience God’s love in ways and in places where we would least expect it. This is a 3-part Lenten Retreat on the necessity and beauty of darkness as a means of encountering God in our lives.  How appropriate that we are having it at night!  Donation: $50, includes Sacred Darkness, which we will read between sessions.


THE IMPACT OF GOD
        3 Wednesdays        6:30 – 8:00 PM
        May 8, 15 & 29

I can’t help myself.  This final series for the season is the best of all.  John of the Cross is too deep and steep for most of us to grasp, but Iain Matthew has captured the essence of John’s message as God making space for Himself.   John of the Cross testifies to a God who longs to meet us and to love us in our deepest need.  John’s writing draws us gently along the road of deepening relationship with this God of love, into the immense depth of life-giving prayer.  John gives us courage to believe in the possibility of change in our own lives, however unlikely or impossible this may seem.  Come to know John’s message through Iain Matthew.  Truly, it will change your understanding, experience, and relationship with your God.  Donation: $60, includes book.

Evening Offerings

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Francis House of Prayer

TrenTON DIOCESAN SPIRITUAL CENTER

REGISTRATION INFORMATION


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