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Spiritual Growth in Times of Crisis

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Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., discusses practical ways to approach the spiritual life in challenging times.

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Overview

Even when faced with unavoidable suffering, a person is still free.  God wants us to turn to Him and rely on a strength that can endure any trial.  The spiritual life helps us to move from fear and despair to hope and Christian audacity.  Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., discusses practical ways to approach the spiritual life in times of crisis, leading to deeper relationships with God and others.

Presented in collaboration with the Catholic Apostolate Center.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Explore the nature of crisis in the spiritual life;
  2. Learn how to consider crisis within a spiritual paradigm; and
  3. Consider the importance of personal relationships for spiritual growth.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. What challenges me personally about the crises I have experienced?
  2. How have I struggled with prayer or hope in times of crisis?
  3. Where do I turn for support during crisis? Does this result in personal growth?