Intro to Spirituality Overview

The First Session in the Growing Towards God Educational Series:
Introduction to Spirituality

with Nancy Phillips, Facilitator
Tuesday, October 25th from 6 pm to 8 pm
Brown Bag Supper at 5:30 pm (optional)

Spirituality is about God’s longing to be present to us.
We become aware of who we are in the context of our relationship with a loving God.


  • overview of spirituality
  • essentials for Christian spirituality
  • Introduction to Centering Prayer

Related Article

The Fire Within by Nancy Phillips.

Course Material

The Method of Centering Prayer, The Prayer of Consent by Thomas Keating
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Reading List

Bourgeault, Cynthia.  Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening.  Cowley Publications, 2004
Foster, Richard J.  Prayer:  Finding the Hearts True Home.  Harper One, 1992
Keating, Thomas.  The Human Condition:  Contemplation and Transformation.  Paulist Press, 1999
Keating, Thomas.  Invitation to Love:  The Way of Christian Contemplation.  Continuum, 2006
Keating, Thomas.  Open Mind, Open Heart:  The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel.  Continuum, 2006
Merrill, Nan C.  Psalms for Praying:  An Invitation to Wholeness.  Continuum, 2006
Rohr, Richard.  Everything Belongs:  The Gift of Contemplative Prayer.  Crossroad Publishing, 1999
Rohr, Richard.  The Naked Now:  Learning to See as the Mystics See.  Crossroad Publishing, 2009
Rolheiser, Ronald.  The Holy Longing:  The Search for a Christian Spirituality.  Doubleday, 1999