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Adult Faith Formation Course Description

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307 Prayer and Spirituality


This course explores our relationship with the living God, which we call prayer. God continuously calls, we respond. Our Christian spirituality is centered in Jesus Christ and guided by the Holy Spirit. It is also modeled by the acceptance of Mary to the call of God, the Our Father and its seven petitions revealing the heart of the Gospel, and the Eucharist as the prayer of the community.


At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the dynamics of prayer: listening and responding to God’s call
  • Identify different types of prayer
  • Understand prayer as an important aspect of our spiritual life
  • Understand that prayer is shaped by Sacred Scripture and by the life of the community of
  • faith
  • Recognize the Holy Spirit as the source of our response to the call of God
  • Recognize the key aspects of the spiritual life: prayer, service, and ascetism
  • Understand the process to develop a personal spirituality
  • Recognize the different types of spirituality


This is an online class facilitated by an instructor from March 19 to April 1, 2017.  Participants will have two weeks to progressively complete the readings, watch the videos, answer the instructor's questions on the discussion board, post two replies to peers' comments, complete the assessments, and complete any supplementary assignments. It is expected that participants will dedicate at least 10 hours to complete this course.  Time may vary depending on the individual's pace.