Date(s) & Time(s)::
Daily from September 19, 2013 until September 20, 2013
Daily from October 17, 2013 until October 18, 2013
Daily from November 14, 2013 until November 15, 2013
Daily from December 12, 2013 until December 13, 2013
Daily from January 16, 2014 until January 17, 2014
Daily from February 13, 2014 until February 14, 2014
Daily from March 13, 2014 until March 14, 2014
Daily from April 10, 2014 until April 11, 2014
Daily from May 8, 2014 until May 9, 2014
Location: Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington
Phone: (260)356-0628, ext. 174
Victory Noll Center is offering two extended programs that will delve deep into the study of Christian spirituality.
"Foundations of Christian Spirituality," is a year-long reflective study of the Wisdom Tradition over the centuries. In the second program, “Spiritual Direction Program and Practicum," participants will engage in a two-year formation to prepare them to become spiritual directors.
In "Foundations of Christian Spirituality," participants will meet one Thursday a month from September of 2013 to May of 2014 for day-long sessions from 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided each session.
The program will explore the classic elements of monastic and contemplative life. The program offers a reflective personal and transformative process for all who desire deeper life in Spirit and more intentional living of the Christian life in Christ. The rich and inspiring teaching is centered on the saints, mystics and spiritual teachers of the Christian centuries, personal contemplative prayer practice and the writing and living of a personal Rule of Life.
Each session will be a separate topic and have required readings. Participants will be introduced to the practice of contemplative prayer and spiritual discernment.
Sessions for the spiritual direction practicum will be held once a month from September of 2013 through May of 2015, Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. Spiritual directors journey with and assist in discerning spiritual experiences and the Spirit’s direction in the interior life of the other. They consequently need to have considerable experience of the inner life and a reasonable depth of knowledge of their own faith tradition, theology, scripture, spirituality and ethics as well as a degree of psychological health in one’s life. They need to be well grounded in their own spiritual formation and reflect significant inner freedom — a discerning heart.
Program components include the regular practice of contemplative prayer and discernment, peer group, required reading, and individual direction mentoring with an experienced spiritual director. Participants will be selected through an application and interview process.
For more information about these programs, or an application packet for these programs, call (260) 356-0628, ext. 174, or contact the Center by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is also available on the Center's website at www.olvm.org/vncenter. No one is ever turned away from a because of inability to pay. Payment plans or other arrangements may be made by contacting the Center.
Sessions are once a month at Victory Noll Center in Huntington, Ind., from September through May. Sessions are Thursday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lodging can be arranged through Victory Noll Center.
Sept. 19-20, 2013
Jan. 16-17, 2014
Sept. 18-19, 2014
Jan. 15-16, 2015
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