Our Three-Year Certificate Program for spiritual deepening
Do you yearn for spiritual growth and to realize your dreams, find deep fulfillment and meaning, make a difference on a planet in such need, but wonder where to start or where to take another step? Consider our Spiritual Deepening Program.
Twelve Weekends to Inner Stillness, Compassion and Unity
Our program is built upon four weekend retreats each year that support your spiritual practice and daily life at home. Weekends begin with Friday evening dinner followed by the opening session and continue through Sunday’s brunch.
Grounded in the Franciscan tradition and their own in-depth experience and training in spiritual guidance, our Christine Center staff, and from time to time, other expert guides will gently accompany you on an inward journey of transformation rooted in personal prayer, contemplative dialogue and spiritual practice both East and West.
The beauty of the spiritual sanctuary at the Christine Center, the stillness and restorative nature as well as fabulous meals contribute to an uplifting and nurturing experience
Year One: The Art of Contemplative Living
In tune with the mystical spirituality of Francis of Assisi, a troubadour awake to intimacy with the Divine and whose life impacts our world across eight centuries, this first year draws from the Christian contemplative tradition, but also from the rich wisdom of Eastern masters.
Year Two: Awakening the Spiritual/Earth Body
Gain deep insight into the wisdom of holistic health and the work of cosmologists to ground you in the sacredness of all creation, and become aware that matter “matters.” Develop the power of intuition and the energy of creativity. Commit to self-acceptance and the integration of body, mind, and spirit.
Year Three: Spirit Leadership for Global Transformation
Refine your personal vision and hone your skills of transformative participation. Become more aware of your gifts for compassionate service and imagine your capacity to make a real difference in the world. Learn to say with confidence of Soul: I matter, I can make a difference, I can change the world in very surprising ways.
“I have always wanted to stretch my soul, to think more deeply about the divine. Now I see the holy in the everyday, and God in every activity.”
“What a rich opportunity to be with others who want to grow, become centered, and to learn how to make a difference in the world …. I am so happy the Christine Center is offering this program!”
“Finally, I was able to bring my whole self to the work of transformation and growth!”
Please contact Leadership Team member Cecy Corcoran at 715.267.7904 for more information about the program to begin in November, 2015.