Date(s) & Time(s)::
Monthly, every second Monday, from January 11, 2016 until June 13, 2016
February 17, 2016
Daily from February 19, 2016 until February 20, 2016
Daily from February 26, 2016 until February 28, 2016
March 3, 2016
Location: Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana
Phone: (260) 356-0628 ext. 174
Lenten Retreat: Movement and Pilgrimage in our Journey with Christ
The Stations of the Cross will be the focal point of this Lenten Retreat, journeying in and with Christ and connecting these prayerful moments with our own life. February 19-20 Friday 7pm to Saturday 1pm. Sue Wilhelm will lead us through an overview of the stations and a contemplative experience of each with guided gentle movement led by Belinda Fisher.
Sue Wilhelm, D. Min is director of Victory Noll Center and a spiritual director. Belinda Fisher is a certified pilates and yoga instructor.
Cost is $75 for overnight or $50 for commuters. Continental Breakfast and Saturday noon meal included for all.
For more information about Victory Noll Center or the program, call (260)356-0628, ext. 174, or contact the Center by e-mail at email@example.com. More information is also available on the Center's website at www.olvm.org/vncenter.
Women Veterans Wellness Retreat
Victory Noll Center will host a retreat for female military veterans Friday-Sunday February 26-28. All are welcome regardless of age or service period including those that are currently serving. The focus of this program is to support women veterans and provide opportunities for holistic health and wellness. Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington. Cost $25 Registration required by Feb. 19
Practically Living Mercy
Victory Noll Center will continue its celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy Thursday, March 3 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Steeped in the Gospel imperative, each person is called and graced to embrace the works of Mercy. What practical opportunities are waiting our engagement in our own backyard? Sue Wilhelm will facilitate our Meditation on the Gospel and explore what engagement in merciful living could look like in our lives. The evening will begin with a simple supper, and include prayer, reflection and conversation. Cost $20 Please register by Feb. 24
Foundations of Christian Spirituality
Victory Noll Center is offering an extended program that will delve deep into the study of Christian spirituality.
"Foundations of Christian Spirituality," is a year-long reflective study of the Wisdom Tradition over the centuries. Participants will meet one Thursday a month from September of 2015 to May of 2016 for day-long sessions from 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided each session.
The program will explore the classic elements of monastic and contemplative life. The program offers a reflective personal and transformative process for all who desire deeper life in Spirit and more intentional living of the Christian life in Christ. The rich and inspiring teaching is centered on the saints, mystics and spiritual teachers of the Christian centuries, personal contemplative prayer practice and the writing and living of a personal Rule of Life.
Each session will be a separate topic and have required readings. Participants will be introduced to the practice of contemplative prayer and spiritual discernment.
Those completing this initial program may apply for a two-year spiritual direction practicum in 2016.
For more information about these programs, or an application packet for these programs, call (260) 356-0628, ext. 128, or contact the Center by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton
For those who are seeking to live more contemplatively, or who are looking for answers to life’s great questions, Victory Noll Center is offering the in-depth series “Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton” running from September 2015 through May 2016.
Facilitated by Victory Noll Center director Sue Wilhelm, the series will study the thoughts and writing of Thomas Merton, the Cicstercian monk of Gethsemani in Kentucky, who has written many books and articles on the spiritual life. The programs are especially designed for small-group dialogue. The selected themes of each session are intended to progressively inform and deepen the relationships that form in everyday lives. Each session begins with scripture and ends in prayer. In between there is time and mental space for spiritual reading, reflection, and contemplative dialogue.
Sessions will be held two Fridays each month from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning on Sept 4. The cost is $150 for two, 8-session segments. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own booklets.
For more information about Victory Noll Center or to register for the program, call (260)356-0628, ext. 174, or contact the Center by e-mail at email@example.com. More information is also available on the Center's website at www.olvm.org/vncenter. No one is ever turned away for inability to pay. Payment plans, scholarships and Pay It Forward opportunities are available.
Laudato Si On Care for Our Common Home
Victory Noll Center is offering a monthly Monday evening study of Pope Francis' Encyclical: Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home. Each session will begin with a simple soup supper. Each month will focus on one chapter of the Encyclical with a study guide for reflection and discussion. Sessions will be offered the Second Monday of each month from January through June. Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $75 includes the book & supper. Participants are encouraged to register by January 4, 2016 so that books can be purchased.
Jubilee Year of Mercy: An Evening of Reflection With Sr. Jacinta Krecek, OSF
Pope Francis proclaimed a Jubilee Year of Mercy from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016. Victory Noll Center will explore what that means for us with an evening ot reflection with Sr. Jacinta Krecek from the University of St. Francis. All are welcome Wednesday February 17 6 – 8:30pm for an evening of presentation, discussion and reflection on this timely topic. Light supper included. Cost $20 Register by February 10.
Sr. Jacinta Krecek has been a Sister of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration for 29 years. She is currently teaching theology and coordinating the ministry program at the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne.
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