Date(s) & Time(s)::
Monthly, every second Monday, from January 11, 2016 until June 13, 2016
June 14, 2016
Location: Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana
Phone: (260) 356-0628 ext. 174
The popular program “Butterfly Workshop: Metamorphosis in Your Own Backyard” returns to Victory Noll Center on Tuesday, June 14.
Leader Karen Hinshaw, Huntington County Purdue Extension Educator, will present a program about Monarch butterflies and how to raise the butterflies to release. Participants will discover the butterfly’s lifecycle and what to plant in yards to attract them.
Two sessions will be held. The first begins at 11 a.m. and the second at 5 p.m. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. To register for the Butterfly Workshop, contact the Purdue Extension at (260)358-4826.
For more information about Victory Noll Center, 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.
Victory Noll Center is a ministry of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters, and is dedicated to fostering spiritual and personal growth in an ecumenical and multicultural environment.
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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