A NEW AND RIGHT SPIRIT WITHIN ME

Spiritual Formation


From the beginning humans have realized that there is more to us and more to the world we experience. It has been said that we are “spiritual beings having a human experience” (Teilhard de Chardin), which is why we are drawn to the good, the true, the beautiful, and the transcendent. Spirituality has been defined in many ways over the years. John Macquarrie has written, “Fundamentally, spirituality has to do with becoming a person in the fullest sense.” Sandra Schneiders says, “[Spirituality is] the unique and personal experience of individuals that calls them to integrity and transcendence.”

Spiritual formation discussions at All Saints’ Cathedral are offered so we can become authentic persons and discover that how we think about God – theology – walks around with us every day.


Speaking your Truth

MEets on 3rd sundays at 11:20 a.m. in the cathedral library

“But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ” (Ephesians 4:15). How can we speak the truth, grow as we should, if we don’t know the Truth? Together we’ll speak the Truth, in love. Our first session will begin on September 22, 2019.

 

Becoming an authentic Church together

Meets on 2nd and 4th sundays at 11:20 a.m. in the cathedral library

It has been said that authenticity is best defined as an answer to this question, “Are you what you say you are?” How does the Church answer?  We’re the “people of God,” we’re the Church, how do we answer? Our first session will begin on September 29, 2019.

 

Anamchara

Meets on 1st sundays at 11:20 a.m. in the cathedral library

A Gaelic term meaning “soul friend,” anamchara is the foundation for a new way to look at traditional Sunday school.  Groups of children and youth will be paired with adults from the congregation to partner on their spiritual journeys. This inter-generational approach to formation will allow adults to share their Christian faith and life experience, and by developing a sense of anamchara, the youth will find a closer connection with the congregation. Our first session will begin on October 6, 2019.

 

Cathedral Institute

meets on third thursdays at 5:30 pm in the cathedral library

In October and November, the focus will be on Alexander Brooks’ LOVE YOUR ENEMIES: How Decent People Can Save America From the Culture of Contempt. Political life, religious life, life in general in contemporary America reflects division and less than civil behavior, how can we make a difference? Brooks offers some positive suggestions. Our first session will begin on September 19, 2019, and the schedule is as follows:

5:30 p.m. | Evening Prayer + Eucharist
6:15 p.m. | Potluck Supper + Fellowship
6:45 p.m. | Institute Program


Fundamentally, spirituality has to do with becoming a person in the fullest sense.
— John Macquarrie