Gratitude: Seeing as Gift

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Gratitude: Seeing as Gift

  • Sacred Heart University
12 Lectures (5 Discs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” – Meister Eckhart

Flourish with the spirituality of gratitude.

This course explores the spiritual and theological underpinnings that are foundational for enhancing and developing the art and spirituality of gratitude. Under the guidance of renowned Christian spirituality expert Fr. Anthony Ciorra, you will explore how gratitude is at the heart of all Christian spirituality. Gratitude offers a path that leads to deeper love and awareness of God, self, and the world. You will foster positive attitudes that will open your heart to love, forgiveness, and peace. These practices are best expressed in the context of community, and thus the art of gratitude proves to be the bridge between profound spirituality and authentic religious practice.

As this thoughtful and lively course so clearly demonstrates, gratitude is about remembering and noticing. More than anything, gratitude helps us understand and live out the realities of God’s grace.

Weaving together our rich spiritual and theological traditions with ideas from modern psychology, Fr. Ciorra invites you to bring the fullness of gratitude into your prayer and daily living.

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Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser.
3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • All Is Grace
  • Gratitude: A Good and Gracious God
  • Praying Gratitude
  • Being Grateful in the Present Moment
  • Rejoice Always!
  • Human and Holy
  • The Wisdom of Sabbath
  • Gratitude on the Cross
  • Practicing Gratitude
  • Forgiveness: Wings to Gratitude
  • Grateful Saints
  • Homecoming
About Your Presenter

Fr. Anthony Ciorra is a leading expert on Christian spirituality. He has graduate degrees in psychology, spirituality, and pastoral theology, a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Fordham University, and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction. Fr. Ciorra is the author of Everyday Mysticism (Crossroad 1995) and has produced several Now You Know Media programs, including The History of Christian Spirituality, The Spirituality of the Twelve Steps for Everyone, and Thomas Merton: A Spiritual Guide for the Twenty-First Century. In recognition of his ministry in the Church, Pope John Paul II gave him the pontifical honor Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice in 1999. He was awarded the Caritas Centennial Award in 2000 for his work in lay ministry and the Spirit of RENEW Award for his work in interreligious dialogue and ecumenism.

Fr. Ciorra’s experience has included parish life, teaching, administration, retreat work, preaching, and formation ministries. He is currently Assistant Vice President for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University. Previously he was dean of the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University, director of the Center for Theological and Spiritual Development at the College of St. Elizabeth, an...

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Customer Reviews (7)
Expanded our sense of gratitude
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This course expanded our sense of gratitude for all areas of our lives, but especially gratitude as a foundation for our ever deepening of trust and confidence in God's love in our lives. Review by Sister Joanne (Posted on 10/19/2016)
Uplifting and joyful
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This program got me started on a whole new way to situate my spiritual life. It was uplifting and joyful. Review by Sr. Ellen (Posted on 10/19/2016)
appreciate the depth of spirituality and its positive, appreciative view of life
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I am using this course for a group of senior sisters who appreciate the depth of spirituality and its positive, appreciative view of life as gift of a gracious and generous God. Review by Sr. Joanne (Posted on 4/28/2016)
It is excellent for discussion.
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It is really a whole course on Spirituality centered around the theme of gratitude. It is excellent for discussion. Review by Sr. Ellen (Posted on 4/28/2016)
an excellent way of presenting this message.
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Looking through life through the "Eyes of Gratitude" helps me see God at work in everything. Fr. Ciorra has an excellent way of presenting this message. Review by Michael (Posted on 4/28/2016)
This gratitude course can be listened to over and over again.
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This gratitude course can be listened to over and over again. I believe this course can help you totally change your attitude and the way you respond to daily irritations. Gratitude is foundational to our faith. Review by Joe (Posted on 9/3/2015)
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This course spoke to my heart. Sabbath time is something many of us neglect for the sake of ministry, or so we tell ourselves. Father Ciorra shows that it is as necessary as the air we breathe. Review by Sister Angie Shaughnessy, Louisville, KY. USA (Posted on 4/13/2015)
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