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Biblically Shaped Prayer - All 6 Sessions
Category: On-Going Series
Date: Tuesday January 19, 2021
Cost: $25.00 for entire series
Minimum Deposit: $25.00


January 19, 2021
January 26, 2021
February 2, 2021
February 16, 2021
February 23, 2021
March 2, 2021

All sessions 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Biblically Shaped Prayer
with Ardath Blake, HM

This series will be conducted virtually via Zoom.
The Zoom link will be sent the day before each session.

Please note: On-line registrations for each session will close at noon on the preceding day, you must call the office to register after that time. Thank you.

You do not have to participate in all sessions.

Session 1 - January 19, 2021
What is Biblically Shaped Prayer and how does it help us deepen our understanding of Lament, Petition, Praise and Thanksgiving?

Session 2 - January 26, 2021
What does the Old Testament say about prayer and how is this seen in 1 Kings 8?

Session 3 - February 2, 2021
What do Job and the Psalms offer us concerning prayer?

Session 4 - February 16, 2021
What does the Gospel of Mark tell us about prayer?

Session 5 - February 23, 2021
What does the Gospel of Matthew tell us about prayer?

Session 6 - March 2, 2021
What do the Gospels of Luke and John tell us about prayer?

These sessions are reflections on Prayer as Access to Reality, pp 231-246 in No Irrelevant Jesus by Gerhard Lohfink and articles in Prayer in the Catholic Tradition edited by Robert Wicks.

Sr. Ardath Blake, HM currently serves as Spiritual Director, Coordinator of Directed Retreats and shares in hospitality ministry.  She has received training and supervision in spiritual direction through the St. Bueno Spiritual Exercise Centre, Asaph, Wales UK; the Center for Spirituality and Lay Ministry of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and at Loyola House in Guelph, Ontario. Ardath also has a MA in Theology, an MS in Education and experience as an elementary teacher and principal as well as in parish pastoral ministry.

Each individual session is $5, or $25 for all six sessions. You can register for all six sessions by clicking on the register link at the bottom of the page. To register for individual sessions please click on date of the session you would like to register for above.


If you would like to register for this or any of our programs, there are several easy ways to do so. 
You may:
• click the "Register" link located at the bottom of this page
• call 724-964-8886 to speak with a member of our friendly staff
• complete and mail a printable registration form along with your payment to:

     Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center
     2067 Evergreen Road
     P.O. Box 424
     Villa Maria, PA 16155 

Refund Policy 

This series will be conducted via Zoom. Individual sessions are $5, $25 for the entire series. You do not have to participate in all sessions.
For more information
Phone: 724-964-8886
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