A Life Rooted in Prayer and Reflection
90 Minute Workshops ~ Sunday, August 21, 2021 – 2:45pm – 4:15pm
Workshop Level: Intermediate*
NACC Certification Competencies: IPT1.1, ITP1.2, PIC3, PIC5.1
Georgia Gojmerac-Leiner DMin, BCC
About this workshop
A life rooted in spirituality and reflection requires a rich and reliable prayer resource. “Give Us This Day” can be such a resource. Praying and reflecting daily also requires commitment, which this workshop will foster through illustration, participation, and sharing. Participants will gain confidence in prayer styles and formulate or advance their ability to reflect. This workshop will show how prayer and reflection practices lead to journaling, and how journaling advances one’s ability to reflect. New insights are the fruits of prayer and reflection, which chaplains and ministers of spiritual care can use in their lives and ministry.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
- Explain the benefits of having a daily practice of prayer and reflection.
- Articulate their Catholic identity as members, ministers, and chaplains by examining the Catholic tradition.
- Demonstrate how faith can be an everlasting help and transcendence in times of vulnerability and crisis.
(recommended books, articles, or websites for participants to review prior to the workshop)
Centering Prayer in Daily Life and Ministry, edited by Thomas Keating and Basil Pennington
Give Us This Day: Daily Prayer for Today’s Catholics – Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN. Published monthly. Sample booklets can be requested from the publisher for free.
Healing of Soul, Healing of Body Spiritual Leaders Unfold the Strength & Solace in Psalms edited by Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub.
Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone by James Martin
Lectio Divina Renewing the Ancient Practice of Praying the Scriptures by M. Basil Pennington
Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel by Thomas Keating
The Rule Of St. Benedict in English Translated by Timothy Fry, OSB
Sacred Reading The Ancient Art Of Lectio Divina by Michael Casey
Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today By Joan Chittister, OSB
(items to be brought to the workshop and/or presentation materials)
– none required