Current Events

SPECIAL NOTICE

NOTICE:  Via de Dios is cautiously restarting some programs. After successfully meeting through Zoom for our Tuesday morning Centering/Contemplative Prayer group, we have had our first in-person weekly meeting while observing health protocols.

We will also continue to slowly open and resume other programs. Please check our website for all events. www.viadedios.org  

Blessings to all.  We are praying for you.

Thanks. Call if you have questions.

Francine

SOUL HEALTH (ongoing)

Christian Meditation, Contemplation and Lectio Divina

(no charge / donation)

Learn the ancient art of Christian Meditation and Contemplation. This transformative practice which has almost been lost over thousands of years is now making a resurgence. Why is it becoming a prayer practice of choice? Join one of our weekly groups today:

 

Marie’s Centering Prayer Group

Tuesday mornings (weekly) – eastside – 9am to 11am

 

Donna’s Centering Prayer Group 

Wednesday afternoons (weekly) – eastside – 1:30pm to 3:30pm

SPIRITUAL GIFTS One Day Retreat

The biblical authors describe the “spiritual gifts” (charismata) and emphasize their importance for Christian communities. Unfortunately, the interpretation of these biblical passages and particularly the practice of charismata is too often divisive among Christians. This Retreat is designed to give sound teaching about the “spiritual gifts” and the blessed work of the Holy Spirit. It offers believers of Jesus Christ the opportunity to test and discern how they have been gifted for service. All that is presented during this Retreat will assume that all the “spiritual giftings” are still granted by the sovereign choice of the Holy Spirit and meant to be operated in by believers as an essential part of their uniquely designed ways of serving God in the Church, the Body of Christ, as well as in their interactions with non-Christians.

 

Registration required

Postponed. To be rescheduled.

Lunch included

 

Location:

Catalina Methodist Church

2700 E Speedway Blvd

Cost: $10

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WISDOM OF THE CHRISTIAN MYSTICS Class (series)

This short course is designed to introduce the Christian Mystical tradition, with an emphasis on practices of prayer. We will cover the historical background that fostered the development of Christian mystical practices and theology (in Eastern and Western Christianity), review important people and organizations within the Roman Catholic monastic orders, and then explain the theology and practical instruction of the Christian mystics regarding meditation and contemplative prayer. Finally, we will describe how to begin to practice historically Christian forms of meditation and contemplation.

 

Registration required

CLASS SCHEDULE

Postponed. To be rescheduled.

 

Cost: There is no charge for the series. A donation is appreciated.

 

Location:

St Melany Social Hall

1212 N Sahuara Ave


Recommended Reading:
*On Ascetical Life, St. Isaac of Nineveh, translated Mary Hansbury (SVS Press:1989)
* The Cloud of Unknowing and The Book of Privy Counseling, translated & edited by William Johnston (Image Press)
* Optional but also recommended:
Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross and the Gospel—on Prayer, by Thomas Dubay (Ignatius Press:1989)