Audio Bundle: Seeking Wisdom: Spiritual Direction and the Moral Life + The Christian Life: Exploring Lay Spiritual Practices - 10 CDs Total

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Audio Bundle: Seeking Wisdom: Spiritual Direction and the Moral Life + The Christian Life: Exploring Lay Spiritual Practices - 10 CDs Total

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Seeking Wisdom: Spiritual Direction and the Moral Life*
Course by Rev. Dennis J. Billy, C.Ss.R., D.Theol., S.T.D., D.Min.

The Christian Life: Exploring Lay Spiritual Practices 
Retreat by Prof. Darleen Pryds, Ph.D.

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Seeking Wisdom: Spiritual Direction and the Moral Life

Introduction

Part One—Moorings in Spiritual Direction

  1. The Moorings of Spiritual Direction   

  2. The Relationships of Spiritual Direction

  3. Integrating Spirituality and Morality

  4. Listening

  1. Prayer

Part Two—An Alphonsian Approach to Spiritual Direction

  1. An Alphonsian Approach to Spiritual Direction

  2. Interpreting St. Alphonsus Today

  3. An Alphonsian Model of Spiritual Direction

  4. The Qualities of an Alphonsian Director

  1. A Session of Alphonsian Spiritual Direction

Part Three—Spiritual Direction and the Moral Life

  1. Spiritual Direction and the Moral Life

  2. The Spiritual Journey

  3. The Way of Virtue

  1. The Gifts of the Spirit

  2. Attending to the Virtues and Gifts in Spiritual Direction

Part Four—Dialoguing With Other Traditions

  1. Dialoguing with Other Traditions

  2. Natural Law and Interspirituality

  1. Embracing One’s Tradition

  2. A Suggested Template

  3. Living in the Gap

Conclusion

 
The Christian Life: Exploring Lay Spiritual Practices

  1. Introduction: Sensuality of Prayer

  2. The Monastic Model of Stability and Hospitality

  3. The Mendicant Model of Itinerancy and Minimalism

  4. Seeing and Touching: Using the Senses of Sight and Touch in Prayer

  5. Cradle Catholics, Converts, and a Life of Ongoing Conversion

  6. Pilgrimage: Sacred Travel, Holy Places, and Life’s Journey

  7. Saints and Storytelling: Making the Faith Journey Memorable

  8. Lectio Divina: Reading Deeply, Writing Deeply

  9. Centering Prayer, the Practice of Listening, and the Daily Examen

  10. Personal Stewardship: Caring for Our Time, Energy, and Money

  11. Ars Moriendi: Reflecting and Being with Dying

  12. Rule of Life: Creating a Spiritual Life that Works for You

About Your Presenter

Rev. Dennis J. Billy, C.Ss.R., D.Theol., S.T.D., D.Min., holds an A.B. in English Literature from Dartmouth College, and M.R.E. and M.Div. degrees from Mt. St. Alphonsus Seminary. After his seminary training, he went on to earn a Doctor of Theology in Church History from Harvard University Divinity School, a Doctor of Sacred Theology in Spirituality from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, a D.Min. in Spiritual Direction from the Graduate Theological Foundation, an M.A. in Medieval History from the University of Toronto, and an M.M.R.Sc. in Moral Theology from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. From 1988–2008, Fr. Billy was Professor of the History of Moral Theology and Christian Spirituality at the Alphonsian Academy of the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. From 2008–2016, he was scholar-in-residence, professor, and holder of the John Cardinal Krol Chair of Moral Theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Praise for Rev. Dennis Billy

“Fr. Dennis Billy is an inspiring writer who communicates the Good News in a way that touches the heart. Over the years, he has consistently shown a capacity to make important classical Christian writings accessible to a wider audience. If you want to ...

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Prof. Darleen Pryds, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality and History at the Franciscan School of Theology, where she has taught since 2001. She earned her doctorate in Medieval Religious History from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and an M.A. in Medieval History from the University of Southern California. Previously, she served as Associate Director of the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies in Chicago from 1994–1996, and as Assistant Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Virginia Tech from 1996–2001.

Prof. Pryds is the author of the books Women of the Streets: Early Franciscan Women and Their Mendicant Vocation (Franciscan Institute, 2010) and The King Embodies the Word: Robert d’Anjou and the Politics of Preaching (Brill, 2000), as well as numerous articles on Franciscan history and the spirituality of death and dying. She has received a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy, a Research Fellowship at the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame, and a National Endowment for the Humanities research grant to research at the Vati...

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