"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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End of Course

Class Assignment and Feedback for
Lesson #1:
Our Ultimate Purpose and Happiness


Let’s take take some time to ponder a little about what God has revealed to us about Himself and why would we want union with God.

#1. Look up some attributes of God in the Bible (some online Catholic versions with search functions are: New American Bible, New Jerusalem Bible and the Douay-Rheims) and the Catechism of the Catholic Church (see bottom of page search function) using the search functions at these links.

I'd suggest looking up the words like "Yahweh", "God", "Jesus", "Lord", "mercy", "truth" and "love". Here are some examples:
God is Love. (I John 4:8)
God is Truth. (2 Samuel 7:28)
God is Merciful and Gracious and Forgiving. (Ex 33:18-19, Ex 34:5-6; cf. 34:9.)

Take about 15 minutes to think and pray about it. Write down some of the characteristics or attributes of God that are most attractive to you in the box below that you'd like to share with others in the class.

#2. Describe something you've learned or was reaffirmed for you as a result of working through this lesson that you'd like to share with others in the class.

Please enter your lesson feedback below from #1 and #2 above.

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Kathleen Mansfield, MA. USA
Posted 6 days ago
The Lord is merciful. He forgives and forgets our offenses when we confess and repent.. He remembers them no more. Mercy is His greatest attribute. His arms are always wide open inviting us to come closer to His beating heart of love. He surrounds us with His peace.
Luke, Illah, Delta State, Nigeria
Posted 50 days ago
God is love
God is compassionate.

God can receive anything from us, but he cannot give himself completely to us until we give ourself completely to him.
Ginny, Upland CA. USA
Posted 77 days ago
Ginny, Upland CA. USA
Posted 77 days ago
Abby, Connersville, In, United States
Posted 93 days ago
God says to Rejoice in Him.
God is the Light of the World.
Norma Bethel Park pa usa
Posted 102 days ago
Love Mercy and Forgiveness.....
God created us to be with him and is merciful To be among us.
1 John 4: It speaks about God is Love and loved us first it is thought that. that we know how to love and love him.
When I was a young girl in catholic school I could not understand why anyone would not love God. I seen things black and white. God means peace and Joy, eternal happiness and not meant sadness, misery eternal despair. I would then worry that I was only loving God because of the good things like a fair weather friend. Later as I got older and would reflect on this chapter it occurred to me that because he loved us first we then where to love him
Marcia, Massachusetts, USA
Posted 165 days ago
God is eternal and unchangeable. This is important to me because I have sought happiness and security in too many worldly relationships and things. There were few gains and even those did not endure. Only God endures as He is eternal. God is forever. (Heb 13:8)
Vacilio, Bella Vista, Arkansas
Posted 172 days ago
I have been following God for 40 something yrs., and in Exodus 34:5-6 I have started knowing who he really is he is merciful, loving, forgiving and loving God, slow to angerand rich in kindness and fidelity I have a gracious God. I can't put myself 1st I can't do everything myself without God before me this first lesson has let me see alot and its just the beginning.
Lauren, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted 176 days ago
God is immutable. I run into problems when I expect lasting fulfillment from anything or anyone but God. God, in his wisdom has reasons for allowing us to experience what we experience and everything we go through can bring us closer to God.
Jack - Brick, NJ
Posted 188 days ago


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