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Feed Your Soul This Summer School for the Spirit

5/30/2018 – 7/4/2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Feed Your Soul This Summer – School for the Spirit Join us on Wednesday evenings beginning May 23rd for St. Christopher’s School for the Spirit (S4S).  This S4S offering is in association with our planned Sabbatical activities and will give you the opportunity to explore spiritual practices that may make room for God to nourish your soul this summer!  The spiritual disciplines covered in these sessions will provide you options for putting together your own spiritual practices that work for you!  Each evening session will include learning and discussion about a particular spiritual discipline or practice and then a guided experience with that practice so you can test it out.  The disciplines we will explore are ones that spiritual seekers down through the centuries have practiced as a way of opening to the transforming presence of God.  If you are looking for a spiritual journey this summer, please join us for any of the S4S sessions below or all six!  No registration is required.  All sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings in the Auditorium from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  We will be using the videos produced by the author of Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation to guide our learning and experiences.  Ruth Haley Barton’s book is not necessary for this class but you may be interested in obtaining a copy from your favorite retailer to support your practice.  Please contact Christina Manning at christina.manning.cm@gmail.com or at 703-975-4319 for more info.

  • May 23, Session 1: Desire – Longing for More in the Spiritual Life
  • May 30, Session 2: Solitude and Silence – Creating Space for God
  • June 6, Session 3: Lectio Divina – Encountering God in Scripture
  • June 13, Session 4: Honoring the Body – Flesh-and-Blood Spirituality
  • June 20, Session 5: The Examen – Bringing My Whole Self to God
  • June 27, Session 6: A Rule of Life – Cultivating Your Own Sacred Rhythms