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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.
Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D., presents a four-part, multifaceted model of celibacy as a lived experience.
Rev. Robert Ray, M.Div. explores the basic elements of effective spiritual direction and offers strategies for engaging in a fruitful spiritual direction relationship.
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.
Sam Stodghill, Psy.D., explores the connection between mindfulness and healthy ministry and offers ways to incorporate mindfulness into daily life.
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