30 Nov Three Movements of the Spiritual Life: Loneliness to Solitude

Three Movements of the Spiritual Life: Loneliness to Solitude

Completion Time: 2 weeks
CEUs: 1.0
Tuition: $30.00
Instructor(s): Bill Lewis
Contact Info: Lisa Buffum

Class Description

Where are you experiencing or carrying loneliness in your life? What might it mean to move to a place of ‘solitude’ instead?  How do we open ourselves to God transforming us and easing this pain, and how do we nurture this change?

Using Henri Nouwen’s book Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life as our reference point, we will focus on the first ‘movement’ toward a deeper spiritual life — moving from a personal sense of loneliness to that of peaceful solitude. There will be reflections, readings and posting most of the days of the two weeks.

The second and third movements of Nouwen’s spiritual journey (Hostility to Hospitalityand Illusion to Prayer), which deal with our relationship to others and our relationship to God, will be offered as additional classes during Lent. A discount of $15 is available if you sign up for all three. We would love to have you journey with us through all six weeks of Lent!

You will need a copy of Nouwen’s Reaching Out for this course.


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