The “Prayer and Life Workshops”, a program of spirituality, will begin here in February. This program is a response to the “New Evangelization” encouraged by Pope St. John Paul II. It focuses on how personal prayer and the spiritual life can become a powerful tool for continued growth as a Christian witness in the world.
The program consists of fifteen sessions. The first fourteen sessions consists of a two-hour teaching and reflection. The last session is conducted as a four hour time of reflection and recommitment to Christian and Catholic life.
The contents of the sessions focus on Catholic teaching and the Word of God, living a Christ-centered life, the role of family life, how our faith inspires our actions, methods of personal prayer, being spiritually healed through our knowledge of God, being transformed by Christ, our commitment to the needs of others, and the promotion of Gospel values in our society.
This movement was founded in 1984 by Fr. Ignacio Larranaga. He was a Capuchin priest from Spain. It is a worldwide movement that currently uses around 18,000 facilitators in 44 countries and has touched millions of lives worldwide. It is approved for use by the Diocese of Dallas and has been given in many parishes in our area over the past decade.
The program will begin on Friday, February 3 and conclude on Saturday, May 27. The Friday sessions will be held from 7-9pm in the Faith Formation Center, Room 234.
For more information visit www.tovpil.org or contact Ruben L. Herrera at email@example.com or 469-585-0651
“I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.” Jn 15, 5