Principles and practices for deepening Christian life and professional Church service as derived from the Catholic spiritual tradition, as taught by a few outstanding spiritual masters and as lived in contemporary pastoral settings. Main themes: prayer, conversion, holiness, love, and virtues. This course will follow a hybrid model of alternating in person classes at Saint Mary’s in Dedham and online meetings using the Canvas learning platform.
In person classes meet 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/29, and 7/13. Online classes meet 6/22 and 7/6.
The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality, Doubleday Books, ISBN 978-0-385-49418-2
Ralph Martin: The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints. Emmaus
Road Publishing, 2006. (students need to order the book, not the study guide)
Alfred Hughes, Spiritual Masters, Our Sunday Visitor, 1998. (used copies can be purchased online or a scanned copy will be provided in class with the author's approval)