Spirituality Programs

 

Prayer in the Spirit of Taizé

Known for its beauty, peace and quiet power, Taizé Prayer is practiced throughout the world. Using chants, simple songs, inspirational readings, Scripture, silence and prayer, it offers an opportunity of ever-deepening rest in God's presence.  Come, and find rest for your soul.

Dates and Times: The second Monday of the month (September 11, October 9, November 13 and December 11) at 7:00pm    

Location: Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel, 3115 Lexington Road

Cost: Free will offering              

 

 

Sabbath Moments

Sabbath is an ancient tradition of resting from your labor so that you might remember the gifts of God and reconnect with the Ground of your being.  On the second Saturday of the month you are invited to take a break from your normal routine, remember the gifts of God through reflections on a specific theme and reconnect with God via prayer, silence and community.  All are welcome!

Themes and Facilitators:

             Sabbath Moments will take a break in July and August.  We will resume on...

  • September 9 - Which Saints Come Marching In? facilitated by Sister Martha Buser, OSU
  • October 14 - Travelling With Angela facilitated by Sister Rita Ann Wigginton, OSU
  • November 11 - Living Eucharisteo: Gift, Gratitude and Joy facilitated by Ginny Schaeffer
  • December 2 - Are You Waiting for Christ or is Christ Waiting for You? facilitated by Sister Jean Anne Zappa, OSU
Location: New Location: Ursulilne Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road.  Please enter at the Handicap Entrance at the rear of the building.

Cost: $10

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Compassion's Circle

My life is my message.
-Mahatma Gandhi

Compassion is much more than a message or a current fad, it is a way of life that needs to be nurtured, rejuvenated and affirmed. Compassion's Circle offers the opportunity to meet with like-hearted people who seek to live a compassionate life too.  Each month we will explore different themes around compassion.  You will be invited to share compassion with yourself, others and the world through facilitated contemplative practices such as: guided meditation, arrt work and movement.

Dates and Times: The third Monday of the month (September 18, October 16, November 20 and December 18) at 6:30pm

Facilitator: Vanessa Hurst

Location: New Location: Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road.  Please enter at the Handicap Entrance at the rear of the building.

Suggested Donation: $10

 

Connecting Soul to Role

Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
                                                                                                       -Mary Oliver

Throughout our lives there are two vital questions that bubble to the surface of our awareness, especially during periods of change, chaos or distress.  They are: Who am I? and What is my purpose?  You might be a young adult just starting out, a middle-aged empty-nester or a freshly minted retiree, it doesn't matter.  We each seek our own answers.  Using poetry, input, quiet reflection and dialogue you will be invited to explore what is your fundamental identity, primary purpose and how you, specifically, can best live your life from these truths.

Date and Times: Saturday, September 23, from 10am-3pm.  Check-in will begin at 9:30am

Facilitator: Ginny Schaeffer

Location: Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road.  Please enter at the Handicap Entrance at the rear of the building.

Cost: $70

Registration Deadline: September 18

 

Contemplative Awareness Group

We're already in the presence of God.  What's absent is awareness.
                                                                                                    -Richard Rohr

Contemplation is a normal human experience that is nothing more than taking a long and loving look at what is real in your life. It is waking up from the trance of everyday encounters and experiences.  During this four-week experience you will be invited to a greater awareness; and, it is with this awareness that you will begin to catch glimpses of God's presence, movement and invitations.  Each session will begin with a short input followed by opportunities to share what has caught your attention.  Topics will include: Contemplation, Contemplative Practices and Recognizing God's Characteristics.  

Dates and Times: Tuesdays, October 17, 24, 31 and November 7, from 7pm-9pm

Facilitators: Reverand Karl Ruttan and Ginny Schaeffer

Location: Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road. Please enter at the Handicap Entrance at the rear of the building.

Cost: $60

Registration Deadline: October 11. 

 

Soul Collage: Explore Your Imagination and Nourish Your Soul

Using your inner Creative Spirit and collage pictures, you will be invited to create Soul Cards as an avenue to explore, express and nourish the depths and truths of your Soul Self. In preparation of this experience, you may want to read Soul Collage by Seena B. Frost

Facilitator: Joan Zehnder

Dates and Time: Saturday, Novemeber 4, from 10am to 4:30pm

Location: Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road. Please enter at the Handicap Access entrance at the rear of the building.

Cost: $75 (inlcudes lunch and materials)

 

 

Angela's Room

Are you looking for a place to go for silence and prayer that is not far from home, a simple space with no rules except that you come with a desire to pray and that the space is treated with reverence and respect. The Ursuline Sisters are delighted to offer such a space, "a hermitage in the city." This self contained apartment, attaced to the Ursuline Motherhouse, is available and waiting for you. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

For More Information: Call Sister Margaret Ann Hagan, OSU, at (502) 896-8993

 

All locations will be at Brescia Hall, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY, 40206, unless otherwise noted.
Programs may be cancelled due to lack of registrants, weather and other unforseen circustances.
*No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds.

 

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