Once you’ve unlocked the door to the Chapel, it’s time to make it a beautiful place in which to meet Jesus. The Practical Prayer course will get you into the vital habit of daily prayer, and start moving you toward making your prayer more meaningful and intimate. But true spiritual progress as taught by the greatest Catholic spiritual masters happens when you use your daily habit of prayer to set out on the spiritual path. Progress up the spiritual path leads to spiritual maturity, greater selfless love, and a more intimate relationship with Jesus. The way is difficult, but the adventure is great!
Core Curriculum: The Rebuild Your Inner Abbey Program
Please note that this course in the “Rebuild Your Inner Abbey” Program is not yet created. If you’re really struggling with prayer, scroll to the bottom of this page for other resources.
The “Spiritual Path” course takes you step-by-step through the process of spiritual conversion. It draws on the main models of spiritual progress:
- The 3 Ways (purgative, illuminative, unitive)
- The Ascent up Mount Carmel of Saint John of the Cross
- The Interior Castle of Saint Teresa of Avila
- The Spiritual Path of Saint Francis de Sales
- The Little Way of Saint Therese of Lisieux
As well as on the wisdom of Saint Thomas Aquinas and Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
But this course won’t get caught up in the theological intricacies of each of these models of spiritual growth. Rather, it synthesizes these great teachings into a single step-by-step spiritual progression. You’ll be able to identify where you are on the path and most importantly the next step you need to take to make forward progress. That said, individual classes are available that go deeper into each of these models (these make up the “Spiritual Masters Series”)
The Bronze Level of “The Spiritual Path” course offers the main video course with learning activities and journal entries to reinforce the material. You’ll also get an online interactive spirituality plan, and I’ll offer one review of your plan to help you on your way. The other classes in the Spiritual Masters series will be available as separate purchases at a discounted price.
The Gold Level of “The Spiritual Path” course is much more a spiritual coaching program than an online course. You’ll receive the same video lessons, learning activities, application activities and journal entries that you would receive in the Bronze Level. But in addition, you also receive my feedback every step of the way. You’ll have the opportunity to submit your spirituality plan for each module and get my feedback. You’ll also have access to weekly open office hours where you can speak with me online and ask questions or work through problems. While all of this personal attention is very much like spiritual coaching, it remains completely in your control. You share as much as you’re comfortable sharing and you work through the course at your own pace. It’s really the best of both worlds!
The Platinum Level of “The Spiritual Path” course is the ultimate experience in spiritual coaching. In addition to everything you get in the Gold Level, you also have the opportunity to meet personally with me for each unit. I’ll talk you through each step and help you develop your personalized spiritual plan based on your unique circumstances. In addition to all of this, you also get the entire “Spiritual Masters” series for free!
Other Chapel Resources: Spiritual Path
3 Stages of the Interior LifeAudio CD in cardboard sleeve $3.74 Add to cart
33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat CompanionSpiral Bound Softcover $18.96 Add to cart
Better PartSoftcover $34.12 Add to cart
Can You Trust God?Audio CD in cardboard sleeve $4.00 Add to cart
Consoling the Heart of Jesus (book)Softcover $14.22 Add to cart
Consoling the Heart of Jesus Participant PackStudy Set $14.22 Add to cart
Conversations with the Merciful GodSoftcover Booklet $3.79 Add to cart
Dark Night of the Soul$11.37 Add to cart
Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena$11.37 Add to cart
Dives in MisericordiaSoftcover $6.64 Add to cart
End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future LifeSoftcover $18.96 Add to cart
Genesee DiarySoftcover $12.32 Add to cart