Date posted: Feb 15, 2018
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At times we all experience obstacles in our spiritual lives. Join us to discuss difficulties in prayer, and methods for transforming them into a richer experience of God.
About the Book
(required text for this course)
In Prayer: Our Deepest Longing by Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I. (Franciscan Media, 2014), Fr. Rolheiser addresses those who desire to deepen their prayer in spite of a hectic and demanding life. Rather than provide strategies to overcome obstacles to prayer, Rolheiser probes the depth of those obstacles themselves.
Getting Started Week: Introduction to the Course
Week 1: Struggling in Prayer (Ch. 1)
Week 2: Hearing God’s Voice in Prayer (Ch. 2)
Week 3: Priestly and Affective Prayer (Ch. 3 and 4)
Week 4: Maturity in Prayer (Ch. 5 and 6)
About the Online Book Club
If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, whether you are reading for professional development, a committed spiritual practice, or an ongoing hunger to know more about the spiritual life, the Online Book Club is for you!
The Online Book Club offers a setting to encounter an author’s ideas and participate in conversation with others about a selected text. In addition to providing an experienced facilitator to guide the conversation, we get you started by offering some direction to engage the author and the text. Then the conversation unfolds in light of the interests of those in the conversation circle.
This course includes:
All Crossroads courses include these features:
Additional Materials Needed:
Ronald Rolheiser. Prayer: Our Deepest Longing (Franciscan Media, 2014)
A participant can expect to spend 3 – 4 hours each week. This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.
Content Scholar: Rev. Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I., prolific author and president of the Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, Texas.
Updates on Boston College's preparations for the fall semester can be found at bc.edu/reopen