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Thursday, January 17
1:00-2:00 pm EST
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.
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Sr. Jane Becker, OSB, Ph.D., explores what happens to us emotionally and spiritually as we encounter major change.
Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., explores the dimensions of a theology of mercy and suggests a process of spiritual renewal.
Rev. Paul Scaglione, M.Div., presents a model for navigating major transition in faith communities.
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