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Bundle: 7 Essential Spirituality Courses - 44 CDs Total

  • Special Projects, Georgetown University
  • Daughter of Saint Paul
  • Saint Bonaventure Monastery
  • Former Provincial, Dominican Friars
  • Professor, Aquinas Institute of Theology
  • Provincial, New York Province of the Society of Jesus
  • Former Associate Professor of Psychology, Fordham University
  • Director, International Institute for Clergy
  • Formation, Seton Hall University
7 Course Bundle: 111 Lectures (44 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guides

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This group of 7 Essential Spirituality Courses offers you the chance to experience personal spiritual growth with the help of top Catholic presenters. Join Now You Know Media favorites such as Rev. Howard Gray, Br. William Short and Sr. Kathryn J. Hermes for this collection of enlightening and inspiring programs, available now at a discount of OVER 65% OFF.

Included Courses:

The Lord's Prayer: A Summary of the Entire Gospel by Fr. Albert Haase, O.F.M., Ph.D.

A Jesuit Retreat with Rev. Howard Gray, S.J. by Rev. Howard Gray, S.J., Ph.D.

Contemplative Prayer by Sr. Kathryn J. Hermes, F.S.P., M.T.S.

Becoming the Eucharist We Celebrate by Fr. Dan Crosby, O.F.M. Cap., L.Th.

The Christian Contemplative Tradition by Fr. Donald Goergen, O.P., Ph.D.

Spirituality, Psychology and Virtue: A Catholic's Guide to a Flourishing Life by Fr. John J. Cecero, S.J., Ph.D.

The Treasure of a Poor Man: St. Francis of Assisi and Franciscan Spirituality by Br. William Short, O.F.M., S.T.L., S.T.D.

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Fr. John Cecero, a Jesuit priest and clinical psychologist, is provincial of the USA Jesuits Northeast Province. For 15 years, he was an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Fordham University, where he also served as Rector of the Jesuit Community and Director of the Center for Spirituality and Mental Health at Fordham. After receiving a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from George Washington University, he completed an internship at the Boston Veterans Affairs Hospital and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in substance abuse treatments at Yale University’s Department of Psychiatry.

Fr. Cecero researches personality assessment and the role of spirituality in mental health. He published Praying through Lifetraps: A Psycho-Spiritual Approach to Freedom (Resurrection Press, 2002). Fr. Cecero maintains a part-time clinical practice, in which he sees individuals and couples for outpatient psychotherapy.

Donald Goergen, O.P., Ph.D., is a Dominican priest, teacher, lecturer, and author. He has published many articles and ten books in the areas of Christology and Christian Spirituality. His most recent book was Fire of Love: Encountering the Holy Spirit. He has taught, lectured and given retreats in Asia, Africa, and throughout North America. He was previously Provincial for the Dominican Friars of the Central Province as well as President of the Dominican Leadership Conference.

He co-founded the Dominican Ashram, a contemplative Dominican community and ministry of prayer, in which he lived for nine years. He previously taught and currently teaches at the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO, where he is also prior of the formation community. His doctorate is in systematic theology, his dissertation on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and his current interests include contemplative traditions, East and West, the evolution of consciousness, and the thought of Thomas Aquinas as a spiritual master. Among other honors awarded him, he is the recipient of the 2010 Yves Congar Award from Barry University in Miami.

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Fr. Dan Crosby, OFM Cap., is a member of the vibrant Capuchin Franciscan community at Saint Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit, Michigan. Previously, he served for fifteen years as the Director of the St. Anthony Retreat Center in Marathon, Wisconsin. After his ordination in 1964, he did post-graduate work at St. Paul’s University in Ottawa and earned a licentiate in theology as well as a Masters in Theology. Fr. Crosby spent three more years of post-graduate work at the Institute of Formative Spirituality at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he earned another Masters in Religion and Personality. For ten years, he taught theology and spirituality in Indiana and Wisconsin and spent eighteen years ministering to the poor in inner-city Milwaukee as well as at the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Wherever he has ministered, Fr. Crosby has worked to integrate scripture as well as the Franciscan vision into his life and preaching. He has been a spiritual director and acclaimed retreat master throughout the country.

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Br. William Short, O.F.M, S.T.L., S.T.D., is Professor of Christian Spirituality at the Franciscan School of Theology in Oceanside, California, where he has also served as President and Academic Dean. He was previously Professor of Christian Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union and Director of the St. Francis Retreat Center in California. A Franciscan friar, he received a B.A. from the University of San Francisco, an M.A. in Philosophical and Systematic Theology, and the S.T.L. and S.T.D. degrees from the Gregorian University in Rome. In July of 2014, Br. Short received the 25th Franciscan Institute Medal.

Br. Short has dedicated his scholarly work to a retrieval of the Franciscan tradition of spirituality and theology. He is co-editor of the three-volume series of English translations of all the documents written by St. Francis of Assisi and his earliest biographers, Francis of Assisi: Early Documents. He has published works on the history of the Franciscan movement and its spirituality.  

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The study of spirituality has been a life-long pursuit of Kathryn J. Hermes, F.S.P. She has an M.T.S. from Weston Jesuit Center for Theological Studies and an advanced certificate in Scripture. She is the author of Surviving Depression: A Catholic Approach (now in ten languages), Making Peace with Yourself—15 Steps for Spiritual Healing, Beginning Contemplative Prayer, St. Joseph: Help for Life's Emergencies, Holding on to Hope, and other books. Hermes is a Daughter of St. Paul. She currently directs the Acquisitions Office for Pauline Book and Media Centers and Digital Publishing for the publishing house of the Daughters of St. Paul. She is a spiritual director, offers presentations on spirituality and depression, and leads retreats.

Ordained a Franciscan priest in 1983, Albert Haase, O.F.M. (Ph.D., Fordham University) is a popular preacher, teacher, spiritual director and radio personality. A former missionary to mainland China for over 11 years, he was the director of the International Institute for Clergy Formation based at Seton Hall University. A preacher of parish missions, retreats and workshops on spirituality, he also trains spiritual directors for the diocese of Peoria, IL. He is the co-host of Spirit and Life, a weekly radio show produced by the Relevant Radio Network and can also be heard on Baraga Broadcasting and The Presence Radio Network. He is the award-winning author of 9 books on popular spirituality including Coming Home to Your True Self: Leaving the Emptiness of False Attractions (InterVarsity Press), This Sacred Moment: Becoming Holy Right Where You Are (InterVarsity Press), and the basis of his Now You Know Media course, Living the Lord's Prayer: The Way of the Disciple (InterVarsity Press). His web site is www.AlbertOFM.org and his books are available at www.IVpress.com.

Br. William Short, O.F.M, S.T.L., S.T.D., is Professor of Christian Spirituality at the Franciscan School of Theology in Oceanside, California, where he has also served as President and Academic Dean. He was previously Professor of Christian Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union and Director of the St. Francis Retreat Center in California. A Franciscan friar, he received a B.A. from the University of San Francisco, an M.A. in Philosophical and Systematic Theology, and the S.T.L. and S.T.D. degrees from the Gregorian University in Rome.

Br. Short has dedicated his scholarly work to a retrieval of the Franciscan tradition of spirituality and theology. He is co-editor of the three-volume series of English translations of all the documents written by St. Francis of Assisi and his earliest biographers, Francis of Assisi: Early Documents. He has published works on the history of the Franciscan movement and its spirituality.  

Speaker Photo by Scott Anger

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