"Seeking Union with God" Online Spiritual Formation Program
Lesson #1: Discovering Our Ultimate Purpose
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Lesson #2: Our Ultimate Decision
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Lesson #3: An Introduction to Prayer
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Lesson #4: Meditation
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Lesson #5: Problems and Progress in Prayer
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Lesson #6: Growing in Holiness and Virtue
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Lesson #7: Renewing Our Mind
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Lesson #8: Your Own Spiritual Rule of Life
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Lesson #9: Stages of the Spiritual Life
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Lesson #10: The Mass and Sacraments
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Lesson #11: Loving God and Neighbor
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Lesson #12: Discernment
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Class Assignment and Feedback for
Lesson #12: Discernment and
Various Topics related to Spiritual Direction

Assignment: What have you learned or decided to incorporate into your life as a result of this spiritual formation course? Do you have any general comments about the course? Would you like to see additional online courses such as this, and if so, what topics interest you? Please enter your lesson feedback below.

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Paul. Wakefield,RI,USA
Posted 47 days ago
I have learned from this spiritual formation course that my love for God is first and foremost. The material given was excellent and the various links and examples explained spiritual formation like no other books or materials I read. I would like to see other courses like this online program, because even though we think we have all the answers there is so much more to learn on our journey with God. Some topics I believe would be beneficial are learning from spiritual directors actual cases and discussions and a way to help with understanding and comforting those people that are lonely. I was blessed to find this course and enjoy the occasional emails I receive pertaining to spiritual formation. This course has helped me to trust in God and walk on my journey with my head high and full of love and grace. God Bless!
Vacilio, Bella Vista Ar. US
Posted 200 days ago
Lesson#12: My point of interest was Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understandings in all your way's acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight in all your way's acknowledgehim,and He will make your paths straight." I enjoyed the story about Mother Angelica where she say's she was feeling that Gods Will for her life seemed too difficult for her to embrace, and she was having a hard time desiring it, and she prays to God to show her how to accept His Will, God answers and told her instead of asking what his Will was to ask for what his love was for her that both are the same thing. This story about Mother Angelica opened up this whole course of Spiritual Direction for me. We sometimes see Gods Will very difficult because we see some of the responsibilities that come with it Time thingswe need to give up humbling, ourselves, more loving to our nieghbor in other words Love, Faith, and Hope and we fail to see the importance of all of this because this is what God's Will is all about, its easier to see and accept Gods love than Gods Will. We tend to see only ourselves doing things our way instead of leaning on God to help us.This 12 wks course not only opened my eyes but, also my heart. I feel like St Paul, God opened my eyes too because I can see now that my lifes purpose is to Honor God first and to put my hope and faith in him, that he and only he can make me a better person and to always lean on him. If there were more courses to take like this one I would really be interested in them and take them.
Joan, Cape Cod, USA
Posted 299 days ago
Chris, Dover, NH, USA
Posted 458 days ago
Thru this course I have looked at my current practice and have been able to glimpse what I am missing. Spiritual formation is a process, like climbing a mountain we all arrive at the summit eventually to see a magnificent view. Sometimes the path is well trodden, sometimes it is steep and rocky and sometimes we fall off it and bushwhack. And sometimes we "where no man has gone before".
Irene/ England
Posted 588 days ago
This course has transformed my spiritual life and I will continue to refer to the lessons for support and guidance indefinitely.I will miss looking forward to what I can learn in the next lesson, so I hope that Kathy will consider putting on further courses.The Divine Office would be of interest to me, but I would be interested in any other courses which Kathy puts on, as the quality, wisdom and love that she puts into them I have been able to find nowhere else.Blessings and love to all who have taken this course, and to those are just beginning it, may the Holy Spirit guide you always, on your spiritual journey.
Isidore Rita Lee, Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Posted 605 days ago
In Lesson #12, I have learned that discernment is vital in my life as I lack the understanding of an examination of conscience before sleeping, obeying God's will in contrast to the self-will, to incorporate habit on reading scripture reflections on seeking God's guidance and will daily, seeking true spiritual friendship to grow or engage a wise counsel like a spiritual director.

So, the discernment of spirit must assist me to recognise God's little voice in me to follow Him by practising the 7 Capital Virtues to counteract the 7 Capital (Deadly) Sins. We need God's grace in helping us in transformation,

Private revelations on the apparitions of Mary are not a part of our deposit of Faith and one is not obliged to believe in any one of them, even approved ones. One must realised that the devil might appeared as "the angel of light" to confuse the truth. Let us walk by faith and not by sight.

The daily need of meditation of spiritual discernment on how to act during in consolation or desolation period is practical and effective in helping spiritual growth.

Thank you very much for this online spiritual formation program that gives such invaluable treasure for spiritual growth to those seeking God. May God bless you, Kathryn for this.

Life is a journey and we are pilgrims in this world and each of of us has a vocation and we must choose life by putting God as the compass in our lives every day!

I would like to learn topics on purgatory, hell and heaven.
Patricia, Wayne, NJ, USA
Posted 703 days ago
I have loved and learned from every single lesson in this course. In the final lesson I want to incorporate "What is God's love in the present circumstances of my life? I also take with me on my journey prayer and spending quality time with God, contemplative prayer of scripture, growing in holiness and virtue. In fact I take everything I learned with me on my faith journey.
I am very grateful to God and to the Catholic Spiritual Formation program for such wonderful gifts. And yes, I would love to see more teachings like these.
jackie Malta NY USA
Posted 807 days ago
No one who is trying to make spiritual progress should attempt to do it alone. A spiritual director is the best person to help or if one is not available a spiritual person or a friend. A director can see things objectively and aid the person in examining his or her motives, desires, consolations and desolations in one's life. As this course taught me, in seeking union with God not only am I seeking to love God with my whole heart and soul, but to do His will at all times. We are all created to be saints and live with Him forever. To see him face to face in the beatific vision. I want that more than anything. With His grace I will arrive there some day.

Thanks for these twelve lessons and for a future course what about lessons in teaching the Office of the Hours? I have been doing my best with it but since we are praying with the universal Church I would like to join my personal prayer with the Word of God and the voice of the church in the way it should be prayed.
eileen patchogue ny usa
Posted 879 days ago
I still have lot to learn to let go and let God. I tend to give problems to God for about 10 minutes. I am also still trying to discern where my next step in life will take me. I enjoyed this course very much and have recommended it to friends.
Mike B,Greenville, SC
Posted 971 days ago
This is what I shall now LIVE by! " today and everyday to follow Jesus and to put our lives entirely in His hands.Allowing Him to be in the driver's seat of my live to take me where He wants me to go.


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