This course has ended, but you can still sign up for "Practicing Spirituality with Joyce Rupp," though, as a self-paced course. To do so, please visit the following sign-up page:

Joyce Rupp describes herself as a spiritual "midwife," a title that perfectly conveys the nurturing she does in her writing and teaching. She encourages us to bring our spirituality into the light of our everyday lives. Her books, workshops, and presentations always contain concrete spiritual practices, lively anecdotes, inspiring poetry, thoughtful journal exercises, guided meditations, and unique prayers. She has a gift for reading her own experiences and finding hints of God's presence in her daily activities.

Rupp is a member of the Servite (Servants of Mary) community. She is co-director of the Institute of Compassionate Presence. The author of 26 books (and counting), she has led gatherings throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Rupp was born on a farm and has a B.A. in English, a M.R.E. in Religious education, and a M.A. in Transpersonal Psychology. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa, and is a hospice volunteer.

Because Rupp's work is so much about both spirituality and practice, we are pleased to offer a new 40-part e-course based upon her writings. Subscribers receive a daily email containing a short passage from one of Joyce Rupp's books and a simple suggested practice to do during the day to bring its wisdom into your life. We also work with some of her rituals and poetry every week. Participants will also be invited to share their responses to the readings and their experiences with the practices in an online Practice Circle.

This e-course will be as diverse and eclectic as Joyce Rupp's writings. Themes will include pulling through life's losses and sorrows, letting go, using ordinary objects as spiritual catalysts, ways to soften our hearts, sharing God's promises, signs of hope, methods of praying, pilgrimage, the meanings of the four seasons, mystical connections, the ties that bind us to earth and the cosmos, sacred teachings about Sophia, paths to spiritual growth, and much more.

One of Joyce Rupp's favorite metaphors for the spiritual journey is the dance. Come join the dance with the Divine as we play, pray, imagine, and delight in the beauty and the bounties of everyday life.

(6 CEHs for Chaplains available.)


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