WINTER & SPRING 2021 COURSE OFFERINGS


Spirituality, Well-Being and the Wholeness of Life

Alan Kolp, Ph.D

Four Mondays in March: 1, 8, 15, 22

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.      Cost: $80.00

Course will be offered via Zoom video conferencing.

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In these troubled times, people seek to discover what Thomas Merton called our hidden wholeness.  Our hidden wholeness links to our well-being and our well-being is rooted in spirituality.  This four-week series will examine a spiritual foundation that can frame a focus on human well-being that uncovers and develops our wholeness.


A Lenten Art Retreat

Rev. Deacon Lydia Bailey

A Virtual Retreat Experience, Saturday March 13, 2021

10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.          $25.00

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This will be a different art museum experience.  It will be a semi-self-directed virtual Lenten retreat involving the participant’s reflection on a single piece of art.  The retreat leader will prepare participants for choosing a piece of art for personal reflection.  The art work one settles on can speak to us spiritually without having a conventional religious subject. It can be an icon that serves as a window into God.


A Finding Our Way Home: Living a Contemplative Life in Chaotic Times

Wayne Simsic, M.A.

One Day Retreat, March 27, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.               $60.00

(Includes small donation for the Sisters of the Holy Trinity) 

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine: 21281 Chardon Road, Euclid, Ohio 44117

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In this unsettled era we need to loosen up the demands on ourselves and open our hearts to a sense of God’s presence in all aspects of our lives. Living contemplatively means being at home within, fully present, even in the midst of personal and cultural obstacles. This retreat includes quiet time for reflection, group prayer, and an opportunity to re-discover the contemplative dimension of our lives.

Meeting will take place in Dining Room. Limited to 20 registrants. Masks required, bring a bagged lunch.


Embodiment and the Enneagram

Rev. Adrienne Koch

Six Sundays: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.          $90

Course will be offered via Zoom video conferencing.

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What if I told you that you have more than one brain— that your heart and your gut both have their own intrinsic nervous systems? Your neurons in these three centers of intelligence take on information, store it, change, and adapt. How might that understanding of your mind change the way you think about faith and practice spirituality? Your head, heart, and gut are the components of your human mind, and the Enneagram can help you better listen to all of them. Join the Rev. Adrienne Koch in an exploration of the spirituality of the for this six-week class that will cover:

  1. Ancient Spirituality of the Enneagram: Explore the intersections of Christian spiritual direction and the Enneagram, dating back to 4th century desert monasticism. 
  2. Instinctual Triads and Resource Points Part One: Become aware of the multiple triads and resource points in the Enneagram system that distinguish and nuance each personality type.
  3. Instinctual Triads and Resource Points Part Two: Become aware of the multiple triads and resource points in the Enneagram system that distinguish and nuance each personality type.
  4. Ego Defense Mechanisms and Body-based Character Structure: Learn more about the defense mechanisms of each type, that acts as the “glue” that supports the personality structure. Recognize how the defense mechanisms are all based in the lead center of intelligence for that type.
  5. Instinctual Subtypes — Self-Preservation, Sexual, Social: At first glance, there are 9 Enneagram Types, but an exploration of Enneagram subtypes reveals three unique expressions of each of the 9 types, totaling 27 ways of moving through the world.
  6. Deepening Spiritual Awareness: This final session is an experiential course that offers spiritual practices to transform your own type structure and help you build an inner capacity to recognize and relax your emotional passions as they arise – thus “converting vice to virtue.”

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