The Chaplain & Spiritual Life office sponsors a wide variety of opportunities for spiritual growth and exploration, worship and devotion, social justice and service, and diversity appreciation throughout the year. Check out the Religious Life events calendar for full listing. To be on a mailing list for these and other religious life happenings, e-mail the Chaplain at e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HERE IS A SAMPLER OF ONGOING OFFERINGS SPONSORED BY THE CHAPLAIN & SPIRITUAL LIFE OFFICE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR:
SPIRITUALITY RETREATS: In fall or spring: outdoors with canoeing at Pictured Rocks or a Zen monastery. In winter, a silent retreat at New Melleray Abbey, a Benedictine monastery.
SOUL FEAST CHAPEL: NIGHT PRAYER 6:30-7:10 p.m. Allee Chapel 1st Wed of each block. Sacred refreshment and peace to ease the hurry and worry. Offering ecumenical, candlelight Christian worship through open hearts & minds, scripture, reflection, optional Communion, and prayers both ancient & new. Led by chaplain & Spiritus
MEDITATION, MINDFULNESS, & MIND-BODY-SPIRIT PRACTICES Fridays each block, 11:15-noon in Allee Chapel (not block breaks). Learning & support to start or deepen your practice. Includes:
- A more skilfull relationship with anxious thoughts
- Improved psycho-physiological and spiritual weelbeing
- Mindfully living in the present moment
- Increased awareness of oneness with the Sacred adn all beings
- Intentionally living as an instrument of healing peace
- Inter-spiritual healing wisdom.
INTO AN UNCLENCHED MOMENT: CENTERING PRAYER 3rd Wednesday of the Block, 11:15-noon Allee Chapel A prayer/support group that approaches prayer as a quiet gesture of surrender/letting go, attunement with the Divine in the shrine of the heart, and listening for the heartbeat of God in all life.
COME WALK THE LABYRINTH For your life journey discernment, healing process, playfulness, and/or spiritual growth. Offering throughout the year both indoors & out.
HEALING PEACE VIGILS, COMPASSIONATE SERVICE, INTER-FAITH DIALOGUE CIRCLES OF TRUST, SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS & MORE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.