Welcome to the Archdiocesan Spirituality Center

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The Archdiocesan Spirituality Center is committed to nurturing the spiritual growth of the clergy, religious and laity of the Archdiocese.

The Center is dedicated to the ministry of spiritual direction as a means of encouraging this spiritual growth.

All relationships develop as two persons pay attention to one another. This also holds true to your relationship with God.Spiritual direction seeks to enable a person to be more attentive to God. It isa conversation in which the director helps the directee to grow in his/her relationship with God by noticing how God is revealed through the unique circumstances of the directee’s everyday life and prayer.


Upcoming Workshops

Sacred Fire (book by Fr. Ron Rolheiser, O.M.I.)

Sep 29, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Oct 6, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, and Oct 13, 2016 9:30-11:30 am
Deacon Dan Dorsey
Archdiocesan Spirituality Center 2501 Maine Avenue Metairie
Join Deacon Dan for study and discussion of a vision for deeper human and Christian maturity; discipleship and the struggle to get our lives together so that we can give our lives away. Please purchase the book and read the Introduction and Chapter 1. Cost $50.00 (adjustments can be made)

St. John of the Cross Poet, Silent Music, Sounding Silence

Sep 30, 2016 7:00-9:00 pm
Sr. Beth Fitzpatrick, O. Carm
Archdiocesan Spirituality Center 2501 Maine Avenue Metairie
The poet, Mary Oliver, describes poetry as “the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.” I believe that the poetry of St. John of the Cross is a doorway into the experience of God --- the deep silence in which we may hear God’s voice . John first expressed his experience of the soul’s growth into union with God, not in prose, but in poetry. While his prose works can seem heavy and perhaps oppressive, “The Spiritual Canticle,” “The Dark Night,” and “The Living Flame” capture his teaching in language that lures us ever onward in our journey to God. Come, join us for a “poetry reading” with John of the Cross, that together we may appreciate his songs of love, and understand and live the teaching of this master spiritual director. Cost $10.00 (adjustments can be made)

Training in Faith Companioning

Oct 4, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Oct 11, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Oct 18, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Oct 25, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Nov 8, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Nov 15, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Nov 22, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Nov 29, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Dec 6, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Dec 13, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Jan 3, 2017 9:30-11:30 am, Jan 10, 2017 9:30-11:30 am, Jan 17, 2017 9:30-11:30 am, Jan 24, 2017 9:30-11:30 am, Jan 31, 2017 9:30-11:30 am, Feb 7, 2017 9:30-11:30 am, Feb 14, 2017 9:30-11:30 am, Feb 21, 2017 9:30-11:30 am, Mar 7, 2017 9:30-11:30 am, and Mar 14, 2017 9:30-11:30 am
Sr. Gloria Murillo, STJ
Archdiocesan Spirituality Center 2501 Maine Avenue Metairie
“Did not our hearts burn within us as he talked to us along the way” —Luke 24:32 A Faith Companion is a person skilled in spiritual conversation through faith, listening skills, shared prayer and faith sharing. A Faith Companion accompanies another in spiritual friendship. This is a two semester ministry training course. It is designed for people who are currently doing some form of spiritual conversation. For Men and Women, Laity, Religious, Clergy who are in Christian Ministry: • Parishes • Schools • Home Visitation • RCIA Sponsors • Hospitals • Prayer Groups • Informal “Coffee Cup” Faith Sharing Cost $200.00 (adjustments can be made)

Training in Faith Companioning (North Shore)

Oct 6, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Oct 13, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Oct 20, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Oct 27, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Nov 3, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Nov 10, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Nov 17, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Dec 1, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Dec 15, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Dec 22, 2016 9:30-11:30 am, Jan 5, 2017 9:30-11:30 am, Jan 12, 2017 9:30-11:30 am, Jan 19, 2017 9:30-11:30 am, Jan 26, 2017 9:30-11:30 am, Feb 2, 2017 9:30-11:30 am, Feb 9, 2017 9:30-11:30 am, Feb 16, 2017 9:30-11:30 am, Feb 23, 2017 9:30-11:30 am, Mar 2, 2017 9:30-11:30 am, and Mar 9, 2017 9:30-11:30 am
Sr. Gloria Murillo, S.T.J.
Archdiocese of New Orleans North Shore Pastoral Center 69090 East Hwy. 190 Service Road Covington
“Did not our hearts burn within us as he talked to us along the way” —Luke 24:32 A Faith Companion is a person skilled in spiritual conversation through faith, listening skills, shared prayer and faith sharing. A Faith Companion accompanies another in spiritual friendship. This is a two semester ministry training course. It is designed for people who are currently doing some form of spiritual conversation. For Men and Women, Laity, Religious, Clergy who are in Christian Ministry: • Parishes • Schools • Home Visitation • RCIA Sponsors • Hospitals • Prayer Groups • Informal “Coffee Cup” Faith Sharing Cost $200.00 (adjustments can be made)

Journey with Women of the Old Testament (monthly series)

Oct 6, 2016 7:00-9:00 pm, Nov 3, 2016 7:00-9:00 pm, Dec 15, 2016 7:00-9:00 pm, Jan 5, 2017 7:00-9:00 pm, and Feb 2, 2017 7:00-9:00 pm
Sr. Dorothy Trosclair, O.P.
Archdiocesan Spirituality Center 2501 Maine Avenue Metairie and Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, 2501 Maine Avenue, Metairie
Meet women who are mothers and queens, prophets and warriors, powerful women and victims. Meet women whose stories can give you courage, hope and wisdom. Cost $15.00/Session (adjustments can be made)

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