Date(s) & Time(s)::
Weekly on Tuesday from September 6, 2016 until October 25, 2016
Location: Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana
Phone: (260) 356-0628 ext. 174
'T'ai Chi Chih: Joy Thru Movement'
Achieving balance in today's hectic, stressful times is a difficult proposition. Victory Noll Center is offering a chance to reach that life balance with "T'ai Chi Chih: Joy Thru Movement" beginning September 6.
Developed by Justin Stone in 1974, T’ai Chi Chih is a series of 19 slow, gentle movements and one pose dedicated to activate, circulate and balance the vital, universal energy that flows within each person. T’ai Chi Chih is often thought of as a moving meditation because of the calming effect on the mind and emotions, and the release of tension throughout the body. It is not a martial art. There is no awkward bending or stretching. The movements are accessible to people of all ages. It can even be performed while seated.
The leader for the classes is Jan Parker, who is an accredited T’ai Chi Chih teacher. She also teaches wellness practices for retreat centers, service and healthcare organizations, churches, and schools.
Classes are held Tuesdays from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. The course runs from September 6 through October 25. Please register by September 1. The cost of the class is $64. Make checks payable to Jan Parker.
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.
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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