Date posted: Oct 06, 2021
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featuring video with Colleen M. Griffith and Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J.
This course compares growth in our spiritual life to an interior journey. Guided by a book from Dolores Leckey, we investigate how we might stay on the inner road while embracing life in the 21st Century. Join us as we discuss aspects of inner exploration: change as a dynamic of our lives; the quest for balance and solitude in a noisy demanding world; and the power of gratitude in motivating our spiritual growth. In select video segments presented by Colleen Griffith, we examine compassion, solitude, and silence in the life of Thomas Merton; handling multiple commitments as interpreted through the life of St. Elizabeth Seton; and the Spirit working in our lives through the example of St. Jane de Chantal. Fr. Greg Boyle provides a reflection on receiving the other.
The course is part of the Adult Faith Formation Library series published by Twenty-Third Publications.
This course has a required text: Dolores Leckey. Interior Journey: A Spirituality for Contemporary Seekers. The Adult Faith Formation Library. Twenty-Third Publications, 2015. (Currently out of print, digital text available in course with author's permission)
Getting Started Week: Introduction to the course
Week 1: Change and Contemplation
Week 2: Simplicity of Life and Balance
Week 3: Solitude and Friendship
Week 4: Gratitude and the Work of the Spirit
This course includes:
All Crossroads courses include these features:
Additional Materials Needed:
Dolores Leckey. Interior Journey: A Spirituality for Contemporary Seekers. The Adult Faith Formation Library. Twenty-Third Publications, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-62785-128-2 (Currently out of print, digital text available in course with author's permission)
A participant can expect to spend an average of 3-4 hours each week. This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.
Dolores Leckey (text) is a senior fellow emerita at the Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University, and former executive director of the Secretariat for Family, Laity, Women, and Youth at the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Dr. Colleen M. Griffith (video) is professor of the practice of theology and faculty director of spirituality studies, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.
Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J. (video) is Founder of Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles, CA and author of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship, and The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness