For your 2012 Spiritual Formation
The work of spiritual formation is often a combination of hearing God through others’ voices and taking what is heard inward. These spiritual formation sites offer meditations, online classes, retreats, and other practices in an online community. These are only a sample of spiritual formation websites; we hope you will share with us sites that you know of.
Abbey of the Arts: Explore contemplative spirituality, an ancient tradition that embraces practices and rhythms that invite one into a deeper way of life, drawing on the Celtic, Benedictine, and desert traditions. Programs include: Being A Monk in the World, Selecting a Guiding Word for the Year, Online retreats and classes.www.abbeyofthearts.com
Sacred life-arts: Join an online community for women’s spirituality. Visit the online sanctuary, classroom, and resource center that are devoted to bringing creative inspiration and spiritual illumination to women. The online community explores, expresses and imagines new spiritual practices and creative wisdom for inspired living. Programs include online classes, independent studies, spiritual direction, and other resources. www.sacredlifearts.com.
Lumunos: Explore your own call and how you can live your everyday life in response to God’s vision for you and the world around you. Lumunos believes that the more people seek to listen for God’s call, the better the world becomes. Lumunos is a continuation of Faith at Work, founded in 1927 by the Rev. Sam Shoemaker of Calvary (Episcopal) Church in New York. http://www.lumunos.org
Sticky Jesus: join the digital world of online spiritual formation. Sticky Jesus is committed to providing inspiration, tools and resources that demystify social media and enable believers to connect, influence, and live their faith—in real time—online. http://stickyjesus.com/ —
Explorefaith: Read excellent articles and other resources at this site that is diversified but modeled upon the Episcopal Church approach to Christianity (open, experiential, ecumenical, emphasizing grace, forgiveness, and God’s love), with a concurrent belief that through Jesus Christ we can experience the heart of God. www.explorefaith.org.
Center for Action and Contemplation: Founded by Fr. Richard Rohr, Center for Action and Contemplation is a site for experiential education that combines action and contemplation. Rooted in the Gospels, CAC encourages the transformation of human consciousness through contemplation and by equipping people to be instruments of peaceful change in the world. http://www.cacradicalgrace.org
Marjorie George, editor, ReflectionsOnline
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