Spiritual Growth Opportunities

Priory Spirituality Center Fall 2014 Descriptions

The Priory Spirituality Center
500 College Street NE
Lacey, WA 98516


Story as Legacy: Recording Your Legacy

September 27   Saturday 9:00AM-3:00PM

Author Reb Zalman Schacter once asked, “Are you saved?” not in a theological sense, but in a computer sense.  Have we been “saved” in the sense of “downloading” our life experiences to future generations?  This highly interactive workshop will help you begin recording your legacy.

Register by prior Friday $55 (includes workbook).  Bring a sack lunch, pen/pencil & note paper.

Minimum 5, Maximum 20

Linda Henry conducts nationwide workshops specializing in strengths-based, holistic aging and is the co-author with her late husband, Jim, of Transformational Eldercare from the Inside Out, Strengths-Based Strategies for Caring.  She is a freelance writer with the Puyallup Herald.  Her volunteer work includes leadership roles within the United Methodist Church and serving as Vice-President of the Puyallup (WA) Area Aging in Place Coalition.


Silent Centering Prayer Retreat

October 3-5    Friday 7:15PM-Sunday l:30PM

Take your relationship with God and your Centering Prayer practice deeper on this weekend silent retreat.  Retreat includes periods of Centering Prayer and time for solitude within the intentional silence observed throughout the entire retreat. Intended for those with at least 6 months of daily Centering Prayer practice.

Register by prior Friday $180

Minimum 8, Maximum 10

Kay Kukowski and Mary Solberg are certified by Father Thomas Keating’s Contemplative Outreach LTD to teach Centering Prayer.


Introduction to the Enneagram

October 4   Saturday 9:00AM-4:00PM

The Enneagram is an important tool for understanding ourselves and others.  This introduction highlights the spiritual aspects of the nine distinct worldviews of the Enneagram and will help you begin to discover or confirm your own type. Class fee includes a copy of “The Essential Enneagram” by Dr. David Daniels and Virginia Price, PhD. (revised 2009).

Register by prior Friday $60.  Bring a sack lunch.

Minimum 6, Maximum 20

Debra Janison is a spiritual director and has studied the Enneagram for over 20 years.  She is certified to teach by Helen Palmer and David Daniels and teaches follow-on classes locally through Enneagram Olympia. (www.EnneagramOlympia.com)



Ignatian Spirituality Center Fall 2014 Descriptions


Ignatian Spirituality 101:

An Introduction to Ignatian Prayer & Spirituality

Thursday, October 2, 2014 | 7:00-9:00 pm | St. Joseph Parish Center, Seattle

Pope Francis, the first Jesuit Pope, is grounded in Ignatian spirituality, but many do not know fully what that means.  What is Ignatian spirituality all about?  How might I incorporate Ignatian prayer and spirituality into my life?  If you would like to know more, this evening introduction to the basics of Ignatian prayer and spirituality is for you!  Come learn more about the life of St. Ignatius and key elements of Ignatian spirituality, experience Ignatian prayer, and learn how this rich spiritual tradition is being kept alive locally. If you are already familiar with Ignatian spirituality, we encourage you to think of others to invite!

No cost. Free will offering.  For more information or to RSVP, email Andrea Fontana at andrea@ignatiancenter.org or call 206.329.4824.  Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center (www.ignatiancenter.org).  Co-sponsored by Christian Life Communities (CLC), Magis:  Alumni Living the Mission; and Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL). 



In the Steps of Ignatius I:  Ignatian Spirituality for Men 2014-2015

simply noticing:  FACING CREATION

Saturday, October 4, 2014 | 10 am – 12:30 pm | Seward Park, Seattle (Shelter #1–click here for a map) Glen Butterworth, S.J., presenting | Dick Ellis, facilitating

Join other men at Seward Park on the Feast of St. Francis!  Gather at Shelter #1 for Fr. Glen’s reflections on facing creation and its power to heal our lives and personal relationships.  Then embark on a silent walk around the Loop, simply noticing.  End the morning with a group reflection and a sack lunch.

Free will offering.  Rain or shine!  Dress for the weather.  Bring a sack lunch and a friend.  For more information, visit www.ignatiancenter.org and click on “Simply Noticing:  Facing Creation”.  To RSVP, please contact Andrea Fontana at andrea@ignatiancenter.org or (206) 329-4824.  Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center (www.ignatiancenter.org).