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Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D., explores solitude as an essential tool for celibate life.
Loneliness is a basic human experience that manifests itself uniquely in the life of celibate men and women. Consequently, clergy and religious must learn to experience loneliness as an opportunity for solitude: the space in which we meet God and come to understand how deeply we are known and loved by Him. Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D., explores solitude as an essential tool for celibate life.
Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.
Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.
Emily R. Cash, Psy.D., identifies communication skills for ministering to individuals with complicated personalities.
Sr. Carol Marozzi, SSJ offers ways to discern God’s will in everyday life and strengthen our commitment to spiritual growth.
Rev. Gerard Fieldhouse-Byrne, D.Min., examines what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches about celibate chastity and applies it to our understanding of human freedom and healthy sexual integration.
Rev. Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, D.Min., Ph.D., explores the results of his research on priestly spirituality, happiness, and wellness.
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