Francis House of Prayer
TrenTON DIOCESAN SPIRITUAL CENTER
SPIRITUAL READING GROUP
6 Fridays 6:30 – 8:30 PM
January 3 March 6 May 1
February 7 April 3 May 29
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: $150, includes all books. This year we will read:
Word by Word.............Marilyn McEntyre
Universal Christ……...Richard Rohr, OFM
Wrestling with God…..Ronald Rolheiser, OMI
CLASSICS ON CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER
6 Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30 PM
January 7 March 3 May 5
February 4 April 7 June 2
Treat yourself to an evening of prayer each month. Grow in the practice of contemplative prayer by coming to these monthly sessions. The evenings include two 20-minute contemplative prayer periods, some prayer with Scripture, God Is Love DVD Series by Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO with An Invitation to Contemplative Love and Into the Silent Land, between sessions. This is a wonderful group of pray-ers. All are welcome! Donation: $100, includes books.
DISCERNMENT OF SPIRITS
RULES AND TOOLS
6 Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:30 PM
January 8 March 4 April 29
February 5 April 1 May 20
How can we know what is of God, and what isn’t? How can we live in the peace and joy of God’s Spirit, and not be overwhelmed with the darkness of our times, or our own darkness within? St. Ignatius teaches us well in his Rules for the Discernment of Spirits. Truly, they are life changing! This course is a wonderfully comprehensive treatment of Ignatian Discernment. We will further our experience of discernment with the practice of Examen, to enhance our awareness of God’s presence and action in our lives and grow in attentiveness to our daily response in the midst of our busy lives. Donation: $150, includes 2 books.
THE CONFESSIONS OF ST. AUGUSTINE
5 Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 PM
January 28 February 25 March 24 April 21 May 19
We will continue January to May, we will! Are you looking for a grace-filled, spiritual challenge? Please come! Donation: $75, includes the book translated by Sarah Ruden.
VALENTINE’S EVENING FOR COUPLES
Friday, February 14 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Liturgy, renewal of marriage vows and a full course dinner highlight this most enjoyable way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Celebrate the love between you all these years and look forward to the years ahead with gratitude and joy. Mass starts at 6 PM. Sign up early! Limited to 20 couples. Presider: Rev. Bill Lago. Donation: $60/couple with registration.
THE PASSION AND THE CROSS
Wednesday, March 11 6:30 – 8:00 PM
This evening retreat will deepen your relationship with Jesus in his Passion, Death and Resurrection. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI, helps us connect our suffering to Jesus, and Jesus’ suffering to ours. His book will be invaluable to anyone who has ever suffered or struggled in life… which is to say, everyone. Donation: $25, includes book.
THE GRACE OF “IN-BETWEEN”
Thursday, March 12 6:30 – 8:00 PM
“In-between” is both uncomfortable and transformative! We will use some of William Bridge’s classic work on transition to help us enter more fully into the Paschal Mystery of dying and rising that transition offers us. Lent is the time to find meaning in it all. Donation: $20, includes materials.
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!
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