Victory Noll to offer two programs

Victory Noll Center is offering two extended programs that will study Christian spirituality.

"Foundations of Christian Spirituality," is a year-long reflective study of the Wisdom Tradition over the centuries. In the second program, "Spiritual Direction Program and Practicum," participants will engage in a two-year formation to prepare them to become spiritual directors.

In "Foundations of Christian Spirituality," participants will meet one Thursday a month from September of 2013 to May of 2014 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 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.

Sessions for the spiritual direction practicum will be held once a month from September of 2013 through May of 2014, Thursday evening through Friday afternoon.

Program components include the regular practice of contemplative prayer and discernment, peer group, required reading, and individual direction mentoring with an experienced spiritual director. Participants will be selected through an application and interview process.

For more information about these programs, or an application packet for these programs, call 356-0628, ext. 174, or contact the center by email at victorynoll center@olvm. org.

More information is also available on the center's website at www.olvm.org/ vncenter.