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Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., discusses the purpose of spiritual desolation and how to be open to the grace God wishes to bestow.
In challenging times we may wonder why God seems distant and question the reasons for suffering or spiritual dryness. Ignatian spirituality teaches that desolation is central to spiritual growth. Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., discusses the purpose of spiritual desolation and how to be open to the grace God wishes to bestow in such times.
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.
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.
Emily R. Cash, Psy.D., identifies communication skills for ministering to individuals with complicated personalities.
Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D., presents a four-part, multifaceted model of celibacy as a lived experience.
Nancy A. Kluge, Ph.D., LCPC, explores the warning signs of problematic online behavior and offers practical skills for responding effectively to individuals struggling with this issue.
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