2018 Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes with Barcelona
Apr
8
to Apr 17

2018 Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes with Barcelona

April 8 - 17th, 2018 Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes with Barcelona.  

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Please join us for a special presentation on Thursday, September 21, 2017 to discuss the details of the pilgrimage.

When:  September 21, 2017, 6:30 pm
Where: Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE. 19808 

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Advent Retreat ~ "What are you waiting for?"  Led by Sr. Joan, SSF, and Fr. Nick, O.P.
Dec
7
to Dec 10

Advent Retreat ~ "What are you waiting for?" Led by Sr. Joan, SSF, and Fr. Nick, O.P.

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Led by Sr. Joan, a Franciscan sister and Fr. Nick, a Dominican priest, the presentations are Scripture based and inspiring.  This is a wonderful way to enter into the Advent Spirit of Patient Waiting for the Manifestation of the Christ, the Prince of Peace, in our chaotic world.  Come and be immersed in the hope and anticipation of the graces received and the gifts to give as we return to our lives in preparation for the Christmas Blessings to come!!

DETAILED SCHEDULE WITH SESSION THEMES BELOW! 


Fr. Nicholas Punch, OP

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I come from a large, closely knit family, six boys and two girls. I am the second eldest and was born in 1939. I have ten nephews and three nieces. Both parents have died, but when I am in Australia, family gatherings are large, noisy and fun.

I joined the Dominican Order in 1961 and was ordained a priest in December 1966. Since then I have worked in parishes, schools and universities. I was Provincial of the Australian New Zealand province of Dominicans from 1981-1988. This provided me with an opportunity to see the work of the Order especially in the Pacific and Asia.

I became an intern at the Thomas More Center for three months in 1989, and was given permission to join the Team full time in 1991. Since then I have seen many churches in USA and Australia/New Zealand, appreciating the many ways that parish teams reach the people.

My hobbies are photography and classical music, and like Fr. Mike and Sr. Joan, I love reading. I devour the Sunday New York Times whenever I get a chance. The Dominican training has provided a wonderful education; there is always so much more to study. I am especially interested in Scripture and moral theology and hope these find their way into new talks.

Joan Bukrey, OSF

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I was born and raised in St. Paul, MN.  I have 3 siblings. I entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in Milwaukee, WI and was professed in 1964. Most of my working years as a Sister have been in some form of education. I taught junior high students and served parishes in the field of religious education. I also helped recruit and prepare new candidates to religious life. I have been on the Thomas More Preaching Team since 1988; it is the most challenging and rewarding work I have done in my ministry as a Sister of St. Francis. I find it refreshing being outdoors, walking, and observing wildlife, especially birds, both in the USA and in Australia.

 


Schedule of Retreat:

THURSDAY EVENING 12/7

6:00 - 7:00      Check-in

7:30 – 9:30      My Soul In Stillness Waits

                         Explore personal prayer as an everyday comfort

9:30                 Night Prayer (In Chapel)

FRIDAY 12/8   FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

8:45                 Breakfast

10 – noon        Your Radiance Shines, Mary Full of Grace

                        A new look on our devotion to Mary based on Scripture (Commuters Arrive)                 

1 pm                 Lunch

2:30– 4:40      Our Only Hope of Glory

                        Discuss "The Joy of Love" by Pope Francis, who gives great hope for all of our love lives. 

5 pm                Mass of the Immaculate Conception

6 pm                Dinner

7:30                 Yearning for Your Word

                         Review a Scripture story about a woman who teaches Jesus.  Sr. Joan 

9 pm                Night Prayer in Chapel  

SATURDAY 12/9

8:45                  Breakfast

10 – noon         O Spring of Joy  

                         Discuss St. Paul and Pope Francis to help us experience greater joy in our lives  (Commuters                                 Arrive)

1 pm                  Lunch

2:30 – 4:30       Creator of the Mountains and the Seas  "O Praise My Lord"

                          Explore the message of Pope Francis on the sacredness of the environment

   

5:30                   Dinner

7pm                   Weekend Liturgy/Mass of Healing: Console My People. - Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick                                   after the homily.

SUNDAY 12/10

8:45                   Breakfast

10 – noon          Our Hope Reborn in Dying and in Rising 

                         Provide a new understanding of the humanity of Jesus, the gift of his birth, life and death.                                       (Commuters Arrive)

12:30 pm           Lunch


Registration: Cost is $215.00 per person which includes 3 overnight stays and 7 meals.  The retreat begins Thursday evening with registration from 6 pm to 7pm  and the first evening program at 7:30 pm.  The retreat ends on Sunday after lunch.

Commuter options:

1. Package: ($99.00) includes Thursday evening, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, and lunch on Sunday, 5 meals.  Commuters should arrive by 10 am. 

2. Select days: ($50.00 for Friday or Saturday; $25.00 for Sunday) You select individual days to attend which includes lunch and dinner (Fri and Sat), or lunch (Sunday). For those attending individual days, you are also welcome Thursday evening.

Registration closes on December 1, 2017. 

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Quaker Spirituality with Richard Bernard and Charles Jackson of Hockessin Friends Meeting
Nov
28
9:30 AM09:30

Quaker Spirituality with Richard Bernard and Charles Jackson of Hockessin Friends Meeting

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Participants should expect to gain both knowledge and experience of Quaker Faith and Practice.  In the morning we will answer the questions "Who are the Quakers, what do they believe, and how do they practice their faith?" Questions and discussion will be encouraged.

In the afternoon, there will provide the opportunity to experience Quaker worship and worship sharing.


Richard Bernard, Hockessin Friends Meeting

Richard taught religion and Quakerism at Wilmington Friends School for 30 years.  An English major in college (Lafayette) and graduate school (Colgate), Richard is also a graduate of the Quaker Studies Program sponsored by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting where he had the opportunity to engage in Biblical studies, Christian Church history, and Quakerism.  He has taught Quakerism to many adult groups over the years. He is particularly interested in ways which enable us to access and express our inner spiritual lives. Richard joined the Religious Society of Friends in the early 1970’s.


Charles Jackson, Hockessin Friends Meeting

Charles, a native Delawarean raised in the Hockessin/Yorklyn area, attended First Day School at the Hockessin Friends Meeting beginning at age 6 and became a member of the Meeting in 1954 at the age of 16. He has maintained that membership even though spent 33 years of his adult life in Boston as an editor and publisher of business-related publications. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and upon graduation was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for the study of history at the University of California in Berkeley. In Boston he earned a Doctor of Laws degree from Suffolk University Law School at age 55. In obtaining that J.D. he was required to write an original legal research thesis. His topic was "Quakers and the Law", an historical study of the relationship of the Society of Friends and the legal systems of England and North America. He currently is serving as clerk of the Hockessin Meeting.

 


Registration: Cost is $40 per person which includes lunch. Feel free to arrive at 9:30 am for registration and beverages. The program begins promptly at 10 am. Sign up below or call our office at 302-995-6859 to register. Lunch is included in the price.  

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God and Therapy Evening Series with Chris Hyde, PhD.:  Teresa of Avila: Your Pearl of Great Price
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

God and Therapy Evening Series with Chris Hyde, PhD.: Teresa of Avila: Your Pearl of Great Price

This evening of reflection is the eleventh in a monthly series exploring how spiritual wisdom enhances our understanding of human nature.  

Teresa of Avila often felt an intimate connection with God, a relationship much like a tender and invigorating engagement with a personal presence.  Despite much physical pain and emotional stress (the Inquisition, frenemies), Teresa felt that her Divine Companion drew close and kindled an invigorating love.  Teresa’s problems did not disappear, but they paled in comparison to feeling the close embrace of her Divine Companion.  Her book, The Interior Castle, describes psychological insights that are remarkably consistent with many of today’s therapists. 

 

Teresa’s recipe for drawing close to God was simple.  Start with humility: on my own, I am not the greatest, God is much more wonderful.  Know the various rooms in your Interior Castle and come to value that one extraordinary room within you that is not you, but where your Divine Companion can meet you.  Appreciate the extraordinary treasure that lies within you; for this reason, respect the amazing gift of personhood that God bestowed on you.  Be very clear about what matters most to you, your pearl of great price: your own way or that amazing way can be jointly created by you and your Divine Companion. 

 

This evening of reflection is a monthly series exploring how spiritual wisdom enhances our understanding of human nature; please feel free to join anytime for an evening.  The evenings of reflection, facilitated by Christopher Hyde, PhD, a clinical psychologist, include a presentation, discussion and experiential activities with an opportunity to interact with other attendees.  

 To Register for this evening: Please fill out the form below or call the Jesus House office at 302.995.6859. 


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Cost: A free will offering of $15 is suggested. You may make a free will offering online - click on the Donate button, or at the door.  All offerings go to support the programs of the Jesus House.  Light refreshments will be provided. 

 


Common Theme of the Series
A series of informal gatherings will explore how spiritual insights can enhance our understanding of ourselves. The main thread of these meetings is weaving together spiritual and psychological wisdom. We often face anxiety, disconnection, anger and hopeless in our lives; we also experience the joy of closeness with another person, humble service, curiosity and creativity. Both spirituality and psychology address these issues, but their contributions are not always integrated. Each evening’s topic will integrate a specific spiritual teaching with concepts and wisdom from psychology. The goal is to enrich our approach to both the difficulties and joys of life.

Schedule of Monthly Topics on 2nd Monday of the Month:

  • 1/9/17    Teresa of Avila: Integrating our spiritual and psychological sides
  • 2/13/17  Thomas Keating: We are a mixed bag: True Self and False Self
  • 3/13/17  Quaker Wisdom: Discerning personal thoughts from divine leadings
  • 4/10/17 Gerald May: Desire and connection with God
  • 5/8/17   Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz; Jesus Scholars: The Kin-dom of God
  • 6/12/17  Harville Hendrix, John Gottman: Couples Therapy and our relationship with God
  • 7/10/17  Martin Buber: Friendly Universe or Personal God? (I-It or I-Thou relationship?)
  • 8/14/17  Neuroscience and Attunement: Deeply Knowing the Another’s Spirit
  • 9/11/17   Psychological implications of Marcus Borg’s views of God
  • 10/9/17  Martin Buber: I-It and I-Thou relationships
  • 11/13/17  Teresa of Avila: Our Pearl of Great Price
  • December no meeting

A Warm Welcome to All: People from all religious traditions are welcome at these meetings. Wisdom from all traditions will be included as appropriate to the topic. 

For more information: Email Chris Hyde at chyde@bioassessment.com or phone at 410.398.1993. 

Dr. Chris Hyde, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in various settings: therapy services in inner city schools, the adolescent judicial system as well as traditional clinics; he has done physiological research on ADHD and aggression; he does program evaluation for trauma treatment. He has studied classical and modern spirituality for many years.He currently provides private-practice psychotherapy as well as Spirit-informed coaching in his office near Newark, DE.

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Centering Prayer with Beverly Roberts
Oct
24
9:30 AM09:30

Centering Prayer with Beverly Roberts

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The practice of Centering Prayer allows us to open to the presence and action of God not only during the prayer period, but also during the activities of everyday life.  It offers an approachable way of deepening intimacy with God and increasing one's capacity to live a fully Christian life. One long-term practitioner wishes that this practice had been available when she was a young person, so that her relationship with God could have deepened much earlier.  

Bev Roberts will show the documentary "A Rising Tide of Silence."  This feature documentary tells an extraordinary story of spiritual transformation.  It heartfully depicts the life and spiritual journey of Father Thomas Keating.  Fr. Keating is one of the principal architects and teachers of the Christian contemplative prayer movement and, in many ways, Contemplative Outreach is a manifestation of his longtime desire to contribute to the recovery of the contemplative dimension of Christianity.  

After the film, Bev will share the principles of Centering Prayer as developed by Fr. Keating, Fr Basil Pennington, and Fr William Meninger. 


Bev Roberts has practiced Centering Prayer for nearly 23 years. For the past 6 years, she has been the Delaware Contact Person for Contemplative Outreach, as well as helping facilitate a Centering Prayer group.  She's a commissioned Centering Prayer presenter and is in training to become a Contemplative Spiritual Director.  Bev has an S.B. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S.E. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, both in Metallurgy and Materials Science. She currently lives in Hockessin, DE.


Registration: Cost is $40 per person which includes lunch. Feel free to arrive at 9:00 am for registration and beverages. The program begins promptly at 9:30 am. Sign up below or call our office at 302-995-6859 to register. Lunch is included in the price.  

Registration deadline: Oct 17th, 2017

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Cursillo Reunion Weekend Come Follow Me
Oct
20
to Oct 22

Cursillo Reunion Weekend Come Follow Me

Christ is counting on you!

 And I am counting on Christ!  

Sound familiar?  

Come join familiar faces for a reunion weekend led by Monsignor Dan McGlynn.  The weekend will be an opportunity to encounter Jesus Christ and hear the Gospel Call through inspiring talks, prayer exercises, Mass, and faith sharing.  

This is a renewal weekend for the people who have made a Cursillo to experience the Gospel call to discipleship in the midst of a faith-filled community.  The retreat is for men and women.  You can join us for the day or stay overnight in our cottages. 


Rev. Daniel J. McGlynn  has been a priest in the Diocese of Wilmington for 34 years. Before that, in July of 1972, he says, "by the grace of God and the program and fellowship of a Twelve Step program, I began the process of recovery.  I have remained sober and active in the Twelve Step program over the past 44 years."  Rev. McGlynn was the pastor of two parishes: Immaculate Conception in Elkton, Maryland and Holy Cross in Dover, Delaware. In June of 2013, he retired as pastor of Holy Cross Parish. He also ministered as a Pastoral Counselor and Spiritual Director, which he continues in retirement along with conducting retreats and parish missions.   Rev. McGlynn has a Masters in Divinity from St. Mary Seminary and University, in Baltimore, MD and a  Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD.

Registration: Cost is $135 per person which includes 2 overnight stays and 5 meals.  The retreat begins Friday evening with registration from 5 to 5:45, dinner at 6 pm and the first evening program at 7:30 pm.  The retreat ends on Sunday after brunch. Commuter option  ($80) includes meals. 

Registration closes on October 13, 2017. 

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God and Therapy Evening Series with Chris Hyde, PhD.:  Martin Buber: I-It and I-Thou relationships
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

God and Therapy Evening Series with Chris Hyde, PhD.: Martin Buber: I-It and I-Thou relationships

This evening of reflection is the tenth in a monthly series exploring how spiritual wisdom enhances our understanding of human nature.  

Martin Buber was a Jewish philosopher familiar with many religious traditions (he could read nine languages).  In his thirties, he had a mystical experience of being deeply connected with something larger and more wonderful than himself.  Several years later, he wrote the book I and Thouwhich describes two ways of being in relationship with another person: I-It and I-Thou.  I-It refers to superficial relationships that emphasize what can be measured, classified and analyzed.  I-Thou refers to relationships with a deeper connection based in love that may lead to creating something unique with another person.  Perhaps less well known, Buber also describes how a deep engagement with God (the Eternal Thou) can nourish and enhance our I-Thou relationships.  The similarities between Buber, Teresa of Avila and Thomas Keating will be explored.   

This evening of reflection will be facilitated by Christopher Hyde, PhD, a psychologist with experience in in research, community psychology and therapy.  The evening will include lecture, discussion and experiential activities with an opportunity to interact with other attendees. 

To Register for this evening: Please fill out the form below or call the Jesus House office at 302.995.6859. 


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Cost: A free will offering of $15 is suggested. You may make a free will offering online - click on the Donate button, or at the door.  All offerings go to support the programs of the Jesus House.  Light refreshments will be provided. 

 


Common Theme of the Series
A series of informal gatherings will explore how spiritual insights can enhance our understanding of ourselves. The main thread of these meetings is weaving together spiritual and psychological wisdom. We often face anxiety, disconnection, anger and hopeless in our lives; we also experience the joy of closeness with another person, humble service, curiosity and creativity. Both spirituality and psychology address these issues, but their contributions are not always integrated. Each evening’s topic will integrate a specific spiritual teaching with concepts and wisdom from psychology. The goal is to enrich our approach to both the difficulties and joys of life.

Schedule of Monthly Topics on 2nd Monday of the Month:

  • 1/9/17    Teresa of Avila: Integrating our spiritual and psychological sides
  • 2/13/17  Thomas Keating: We are a mixed bag: True Self and False Self
  • 3/13/17  Quaker Wisdom: Discerning personal thoughts from divine leadings
  • 4/10/17 Gerald May: Desire and connection with God
  • 5/8/17   Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz; Jesus Scholars: The Kin-dom of God
  • 6/12/17  Harville Hendrix, John Gottman: Couples Therapy and our relationship with God
  • 7/10/17  Martin Buber: Friendly Universe or Personal God? (I-It or I-Thou relationship?)
  • 8/14/17  Neuroscience and Attunement: Deeply Knowing the Another’s Spirit
  • 9/11/17   Psychological implications of Marcus Borg’s views of God
  • 10/9/17  Martin Buber: I-It and I-Thou relationships
  • 11/13/17  Teresa of Avila: Our Pearl of Great Price
  • December no meeting

A Warm Welcome to All: People from all religious traditions are welcome at these meetings. Wisdom from all traditions will be included as appropriate to the topic. 

For more information: Email Chris Hyde at chyde@bioassessment.com or phone at 410.398.1993. 

Dr. Chris Hyde, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in various settings: therapy services in inner city schools, the adolescent judicial system as well as traditional clinics; he has done physiological research on ADHD and aggression; he does program evaluation for trauma treatment. He has studied classical and modern spirituality for many years.He currently provides private-practice psychotherapy as well as Spirit-informed coaching in his office near Newark, DE.

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Contemplative Dialogue: Unleashing the Transformative Power of Communal Wisdom with Liz Sweeney, SSJ
Sep
30
9:30 AM09:30

Contemplative Dialogue: Unleashing the Transformative Power of Communal Wisdom with Liz Sweeney, SSJ

Despite our best efforts, it’s tremendously difficult for organizations, families and communities to work and relate together without being affected if not divided by our different viewpoints, interests and needs.  

These differences limit us and waste precious time and resources. They prevent us from solving problems we care about, individually and collectively. Our inability to resolve them more effectively creates gridlock, broken relationships, and frustration.

Contemplative Dialogue is a practice that offers ways to overcome those divisions. It is one method by which a group can engage in contemplative practices as means of prayer, discernment, and discussion. It supports individuals and groups in showing up in ways that make a measurable difference in the quality of life and outcomes we create.  Because we are paying attention to the field of relationship (the WE space) among us, this slow-moving manner of dialogue deepens our sense of union. Our intention is to move beyond the personal as we probe significant ideas together and listen deeply for truth in another’s point of view.  Contemplative dialogue is a means of readying the ground for collective transformation, for  helping shift from I to WE, from individualism to communion.   It supports building a shared approach that is effective, practical, and better allows us to do what we do best.

Liz Sweeney, SSJ, serves as a spiritual director and facilitator of small groups here at Jesus House and at times with Congregations of women religious.

Registration: Cost is $40 per person which includes lunch. Feel free to arrive at 9:30 am for registration and beverages.  The program begins promptly at 10 am. Sign up below or call our office at 302-995-6859 to register. Lunch is included in the price.  

Registration deadline: Oct 28th, 2017

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Carmelite Prayer with Mary An Love
Sep
19
9:30 AM09:30

Carmelite Prayer with Mary An Love

One of the most misunderstood aspects of Carmelite Spirituality is John of the Cross's concept of the Dark Night of the soul. In this session, we will examine John's life and poetry with an eye to understanding what the dark night means for spiritual seekers today. There will be plenty of time for discussion and reflection.

A spiritual director for over 10 years, Mary An Love has a Master of Science in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Neumann University. She started giving retreats and days of reflection when she worked for the Diocese of Wilmington in the Parish Social Ministry Department of Catholic Charities. 

 

Registration: Cost is $40 per person which includes lunch. Feel free to arrive at 9:30 am for registration and beverages. The program begins promptly at 10 am. Sign up below or call our office at 302-995-6859 to register. Lunch is included in the price.  

Registration deadline: Sep 19th, 2017

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Autumn Bereavement Support Group
Sep
13
to Nov 8

Autumn Bereavement Support Group

Are you struggling with enduring your daily life without your loved one? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the grieving process? 

If you are newly bereaved or have been struggling alone with the weight of long term grief, Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center’s Bereavement Ministry invites you to join us on eight sessions.  

 

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To learn more about the support sessions, click Grief Support below.

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God and Therapy Evening Series with Chris Hyde, PhD.:  Psychological Implications of Marcus Borg’s views of God
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

God and Therapy Evening Series with Chris Hyde, PhD.: Psychological Implications of Marcus Borg’s views of God

This evening of reflection is the ninth in a monthly series exploring how spiritual wisdom enhances our understanding of human nature.  

Marcus Borg, a member of the Jesus Scholars, studied the historical and factual basis for Jesus. He found five core Christian themes about the sacred that are also common to the world's main religions.  The talk explores how these five themes might apply to our personal lives.  

For example, Borg's first core theme is that there is something more to the life beyond the material world that is known through the sciences. Tonight's talk explores what some psychologists and mystics (people with first-hand experience with the divine) say about the "something more, something sacred" in our inner world. 

This evening of reflection is a monthly series exploring how spiritual wisdom enhances our understanding of human nature; please feel free to join for just one evening or a portion of the series. This evening of reflection will be facilitated by Christopher Hyde, PhD, a clinical psychologist with experience in in research, community psychology and therapy.  The evening will include a presentation, discussion and experiential activities with an opportunity to interact with other attendees. 

To Register for this evening: Please fill out the form below or call the Jesus House office at 302.995.6859. 


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Cost: A free will offering of $15 is suggested. You may make a free will offering online - click on the Donate button, or at the door.  All offerings go to support the programs of the Jesus House.  Light refreshments will be provided. 

 


Common Theme of the Series
A series of informal gatherings will explore how spiritual insights can enhance our understanding of ourselves. The main thread of these meetings is weaving together spiritual and psychological wisdom. We often face anxiety, disconnection, anger and hopeless in our lives; we also experience the joy of closeness with another person, humble service, curiosity and creativity. Both spirituality and psychology address these issues, but their contributions are not always integrated. Each evening’s topic will integrate a specific spiritual teaching with concepts and wisdom from psychology. The goal is to enrich our approach to both the difficulties and joys of life.

Schedule of Monthly Topics on 2nd Monday of the Month:

  • 1/9/17    Teresa of Avila: Integrating our spiritual and psychological sides
  • 2/13/17  Thomas Keating: We are a mixed bag: True Self and False Self
  • 3/13/17  Quaker Wisdom: Discerning personal thoughts from divine leadings
  • 4/10/17 Gerald May: Desire and connection with God
  • 5/8/17   Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz; Jesus Scholars: The Kin-dom of God
  • 6/12/17  Harville Hendrix, John Gottman: Couples Therapy and our relationship with God
  • 7/10/17  Martin Buber: Friendly Universe or Personal God? (I-It or I-Thou relationship?)
  • 8/14/17  Neuroscience and Attunement: Deeply Knowing the Another’s Spirit
  • 9/11/17   Psychological implications of Marcus Borg’s views of God
  • 10/9/17  Martin Buber: I-It and I-Thou relationships
  • 11/13/17  Teresa of Avila: Our Pearl of Great Price
  • December no meeting

A Warm Welcome to All: People from all religious traditions are welcome at these meetings. Wisdom from all traditions will be included as appropriate to the topic. 

For more information: Email Chris Hyde at chyde@bioassessment.com or phone at 410.398.1993. 

Dr. Chris Hyde, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in various settings: therapy services in inner city schools, the adolescent judicial system as well as traditional clinics; he has done physiological research on ADHD and aggression; he does program evaluation for trauma treatment. He has studied classical and modern spirituality for many years.He currently provides private-practice psychotherapy as well as Spirit-informed coaching in his office near Newark, DE.

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God and Therapy Evening Series with Chris Hyde, PhD.: Neuroscience and Attunement: Deeply Knowing Another
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

God and Therapy Evening Series with Chris Hyde, PhD.: Neuroscience and Attunement: Deeply Knowing Another

This evening’s talk will integrate several strands of research and wisdom about how we connect with others.  Neuroscience describes attunement and the neural underpinnings of how people connect in an empathic ways.  Psychologists and ethologists define attachment as the variety of early patterns of connection built by children and parents and later in life the patterns built by partners in intimate relationships.  Mystics describe how people deepen their spiritual connection with the divine by receiving love and then dedicating themselves to their deepest values.  The evening will explore how these perspectives might enhance and strengthen each other. 

This evening of reflection is the eighth in a monthly series exploring how spiritual wisdom enhances our understanding of human nature.  This evening of reflection will be facilitated by Christopher Hyde, PhD, a clinical psychologist.  The evening will include a presentation, discussion and experiential activities with an opportunity to interact with other attendees.

To Register for this evening: Please fill out the form below or call the Jesus House office at 302.995.6859. This program is free.


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Common Theme of the Series
A series of informal gatherings will explore how spiritual insights can enhance our understanding of ourselves. The main thread of these meetings is weaving together spiritual and psychological wisdom. We often face anxiety, disconnection, anger and hopeless in our lives; we also experience the joy of closeness with another person, humble service, curiosity and creativity. Both spirituality and psychology address these issues, but their contributions are not always integrated. Each evening’s topic will integrate a specific spiritual teaching with concepts and wisdom from psychology. The goal is to enrich our approach to both the difficulties and joys of life.

Schedule of Monthly Topics on 2nd Monday of the Month:

  • 1/9/17    Teresa of Avila: Integrating our spiritual and psychological sides
  • 2/13/17  Thomas Keating: We are a mixed bag: True Self and False Self
  • 3/13/17  Quaker Wisdom: Discerning personal thoughts from divine leadings
  • 4/10/17 Gerald May: Desire and connection with God
  • 5/8/17   Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz; Jesus Scholars: The Kin-dom of God
  • 6/12/17  Harville Hendrix, John Gottman: Couples Therapy and our relationship with God
  • 7/10/17  Martin Buber: Friendly Universe or Personal God? (I-It or I-Thou relationship?)
  • 8/14/17  Neuroscience and Attunement: Deeply Knowing the Another’s Spirit
  • 9/11/17   Psychological implications of Marcus Borg’s views of God
  • 10/9/17  Martin Buber: I-It and I-Thou relationships
  • 11/13/17  Teresa of Avila: Our Pearl of Great Price
  • December no meeting

A Warm Welcome to All: People from all religious traditions are welcome at these meetings. Wisdom from all traditions will be included as appropriate to the topic. 

For more information: Email Chris Hyde at chyde@bioassessment.com or phone at 410.398.1993. 

Dr. Chris Hyde, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in various settings: therapy services in inner city schools, the adolescent judicial system as well as traditional clinics; he has done physiological research on ADHD and aggression; he does program evaluation for trauma treatment. He has studied classical and modern spirituality for many years.He currently provides private-practice psychotherapy as well as Spirit-informed coaching in his office near Newark, DE.


This program is free.  Jesus House is able to offering programming through the generousity of our donors.  You may make a free will offering online - click on the Donate button, or at the door.  All offerings go to support the programs of the Jesus House.  Light refreshments will be provided. 

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Art and Spirituality with Jane Hanson
Aug
12
9:30 AM09:30

Art and Spirituality with Jane Hanson

Have you ever thought it might be fun to “hang out” with the likes of Andrew Wyeth, Simon and Garfunkel, Pope Francis or the Dali Lama?  And how ‘bout Jim Henson and a couple of Muppets, namely Kermit and Elmo; Singers and Dancers and Cellists . . . oh my! And of course, and most importantly Jesus and St. Paul and Mary . . . Amen! If hanging out with these folks and some old and new friends sounds interesting and inspiring to you, please join us.

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Retreat Leader: Jane Hanson

Jane has been doing “church work” for a long time on the parish, diocesan and national levels.  She studied Pastoral Liturgy at LaSalle University, Philadelphia and Theology at St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. Jane is the former Director of Worship and Spiritual Life for the Diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota. She served on the Board of Directors of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate and as a team member for numerous workshops sponsored by Forum. Jane was a frequent presenter for Form Reform: The Conference for Art and Environment in Catholic Worship.


Registration: Cost is $40 per person which includes lunch. Feel free to arrive at 9:30 am for registration and beverages. The program begins promptly at 10 am. Sign up below or call our office at 302-995-6859 to register. Lunch is included in the price.  Bring a journal or notebook. 

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God and Therapy Evening Series with Chris Hyde, PhD.:  Integrate Your Personal Narrative with Spiritual Wisdom
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

God and Therapy Evening Series with Chris Hyde, PhD.: Integrate Your Personal Narrative with Spiritual Wisdom

We create stories to make sense of our lives.  The individual story of your own life—your personal narrative—builds on the formative events in your life to understand current relationships and what will happen next; it guides how you act in certain situations and close relationships. 

Parables are stories that can help us understand spiritual matters.  Parables—wisdom stories—describe God’s character and our connection with God.  Parables can influence our views of God as loving and supportive or as judgmental and vindictive.  They can influence whether we draw close to God, push God away or are simple indifferent. 

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This evening’s talk will focus on how we might integrate our personal narrative with spiritual wisdom to become more compassionate towards ourselves and others.  This talk will explore parables from Christian, Jewish and Islamic traditions: Gospel parables, Teresa of Avila’s metaphors, Hasidic and Sufi stories. 

This evening of reflection is the seventh in a monthly series exploring how spiritual wisdom enhances our understanding of human nature.  This evening of reflection will be facilitated by Christopher Hyde, PhD, a clinical psychologist.  The evening will include a presentation, discussion and experiential activities with an opportunity to interact with other attendees. 

To register, please complete the form below. 


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Cost: A free will offering of $15 is suggested. You may make a free will offering online - click on the Donate button, or at the door.  All offerings go to support the programs of the Jesus House.  Light refreshments will be provided. 

 


Common Theme of the Series
A series of informal gatherings will explore how spiritual insights can enhance our understanding of ourselves. The main thread of these meetings is weaving together spiritual and psychological wisdom. We often face anxiety, disconnection, anger and hopeless in our lives; we also experience the joy of closeness with another person, humble service, curiosity and creativity. Both spirituality and psychology address these issues, but their contributions are not always integrated. Each evening’s topic will integrate a specific spiritual teaching with concepts and wisdom from psychology. The goal is to enrich our approach to both the difficulties and joys of life.

Schedule of Monthly Topics on 2nd Monday of the Month:

  • 1/9/17    Teresa of Avila: Integrating our spiritual and psychological sides
  • 2/13/17  Thomas Keating: We are a mixed bag: True Self and False Self
  • 3/13/17  Quaker Wisdom: Discerning personal thoughts from divine leadings
  • 4/10/17 Gerald May: Desire and connection with God
  • 5/8/17   Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz; Jesus Scholars: The Kin-dom of God
  • 6/12/17  Harville Hendrix, John Gottman: Couples Therapy and our relationship with God
  • 7/10/17  Integrate Your Personal Narrative with Spiritual Wisdom  
  • 8/14/17  Tone Matters: Reverence; Tone in relationships
  • 9/11/17   Neuroscience and Attunement: Deeply Knowing the Another’s Spirit
  • 10/9/17  Martin Buber: Friendly Universe or Personal God? (I-It or I-Thou relationship?)
  • 11/13/17  Teresa of Avila: Our Pearl of Great Price
  • December no meeting

A Warm Welcome to All: People from all religious traditions are welcome at these meetings. Wisdom from all traditions will be included as appropriate to the topic. 

For more information: Email Chris Hyde at chyde@bioassessment.com or phone at 410.398.1993. 

Dr. Chris Hyde, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in various settings: therapy services in inner city schools, the adolescent judicial system as well as traditional clinics; he has done physiological research on ADHD and aggression; he does program evaluation for trauma treatment. He has studied classical and modern spirituality for many years.He currently provides private-practice psychotherapy as well as Spirit-informed coaching in his office near Newark, DE.

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God and Therapy Evening Series with Chris Hyde, PhD.: Dating Your Divine Companion
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

God and Therapy Evening Series with Chris Hyde, PhD.: Dating Your Divine Companion

This evening of reflection is the sixth in a monthly series exploring how spiritual wisdom enhances our understanding of human nature.  Teresa of Avila felt a personalized spirit living with within her.  She compared the growth of her relationship with her inner Sacred Beloved to an evolving dating, engagement, marriage and eventually bomb-proof relationship.  This talk focuses on commonalities between this inner sacred relationship and our intimate relationships with another person. 

Psychologists study and work with couples to help strengthen relationships.  John Gottman describes how people crave trustworthiness in relationships.  Dan Seigel describes the importance of attunement, really “getting” the other person.  Harvile Hendrix helps couples defuse old toxic ideas about love from interfering with their relationships. 

This topic will be considered as a two-way street: how same psychological factors impact our relationship with God and how our spiritual life affects our intimate relationships. 

This evening of reflection will be facilitated by Christopher Hyde, PhD, a psychologist with experience in in research, community psychology and therapy.  The evening will include lecture, discussion and experiential activities with an opportunity to interact with other attendees. 

To Register for this evening: Please fill out the form below or call the Jesus House office at 302.995.6859. 


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Cost: A free will offering of $15 is suggested. You may make a free will offering online - click on the Donate button, or at the door.  All offerings go to support the programs of the Jesus House.  Light refreshments will be provided. 

 


Common Theme of the Series
A series of informal gatherings will explore how spiritual insights can enhance our understanding of ourselves. The main thread of these meetings is weaving together spiritual and psychological wisdom. We often face anxiety, disconnection, anger and hopeless in our lives; we also experience the joy of closeness with another person, humble service, curiosity and creativity. Both spirituality and psychology address these issues, but their contributions are not always integrated. Each evening’s topic will integrate a specific spiritual teaching with concepts and wisdom from psychology. The goal is to enrich our approach to both the difficulties and joys of life.

Schedule of Monthly Topics on 2nd Monday of the Month:

  • 1/9/17    Teresa of Avila: Integrating our spiritual and psychological sides
  • 2/13/17  Thomas Keating: We are a mixed bag: True Self and False Self
  • 3/13/17  Quaker Wisdom: Discerning personal thoughts from divine leadings
  • 4/10/17 Gerald May: Desire and connection with God
  • 5/8/17   Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz; Jesus Scholars: The Kin-dom of God
  • 6/12/17  Harville Hendrix, John Gottman: Couples Therapy and our relationship with God
  • 7/10/17  Martin Buber: Friendly Universe or Personal God? (I-It or I-Thou relationship?)
  • 8/14/17  Tone Matters: Reverence; Tone in relationships
  • 9/11/17   Neuroscience and Attunement: Deeply Knowing the Another’s Spirit
  • 10/9/17  Marcus Borg: Psychological implications of his theology
  • 11/13/17  Teresa of Avila: Our Pearl of Great Price
  • December no meeting

A Warm Welcome to All: People from all religious traditions are welcome at these meetings. Wisdom from all traditions will be included as appropriate to the topic. 

For more information: Email Chris Hyde at chyde@bioassessment.com or phone at 410.398.1993. 

Dr. Chris Hyde, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in various settings: therapy services in inner city schools, the adolescent judicial system as well as traditional clinics; he has done physiological research on ADHD and aggression; he does program evaluation for trauma treatment. He has studied classical and modern spirituality for many years.He currently provides private-practice psychotherapy as well as Spirit-informed coaching in his office near Newark, DE.

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A Day on The Spirituality of the Twelve Step Program with Rev. Dan McGlynn and Sr. Margie Walsh
May
23
9:30 AM09:30

A Day on The Spirituality of the Twelve Step Program with Rev. Dan McGlynn and Sr. Margie Walsh

The Spirituality of the Twelve Step program is a spiritual journey calling us to progress not perfection.

The underlying cause of any addiction is "the spiritual malady" which is described in the Big Book as selfishness, self centeredness, self will run riot.

This " spiritual malady" can only be overcome, rooted out only through a "Spiritual Awakening" which is the result of having worked the twelve steps.

The twelfth step describes this "Spiritual Awakening" as, "When a man or woman has a spiritual awakening, the most important meaning of it is that he or she has now become able to do, feel, and believe that which he or she could not do before on his or her unaided strength and resources alone."..."He or she has been granted a gift which amounts to a new state of consciousness and being."

This spiritual journey is a movement from self-centeredness to God-centeredness to other-centeredness.

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The day will be a time of reflection and sharing with the group. 


Retreat Leaders:

Rev. Daniel J. McGlynn  has been a priest in the Diocese of Wilmington for 34 years. Before that, in July of 1972, he says, "by the grace of God and the program and fellowship of a Twelve Step program, I began the process of recovery.  I have remained sober and active in the Twelve Step program over the past 44 years."  Rev. McGlynn was the pastor of two parishes: Immaculate Conception in Elkton, Maryland and Holy Cross in Dover, Delaware. In June of 2013, he retired as pastor of Holy Cross Parish. He also ministered as a Pastoral Counselor and Spiritual Director, which he continues in retirement along with conducting retreats and parish missions.   Rev. McGlynn has a Masters in Divinity from St. Mary Seminary and University, in Baltimore, MD and a Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD.

Sister Marguerite Walsh, SSJ is a substance abuse counselor/therapist for individuals and groups, and a retreat facilitator/presenter on the use and abuse of alcohol and drugs for women, married couples and coed adult groups. She is an internationally and nationally certified alcohol and drug counselor, a certified criminal justice specialist, with an addictions specialist endorsement. Sr Margie recently retired from the Limen House where she was a Certified Counselor supporting the women residents in  recovery. Currently she is part of the Days of Hope treatment team, dedicated to providing retreat experiences for marginalized and case-managed women, focusing on the spiritual elements of their recovery.  Sr. Margie believes that incorporating and living the spiritual aspect of recovery is key to recovery sustainability. She has over thirty years experience in drug and alcohol program development and counseling, and provides a breadth and depth of knowledge, compassion, spiritual insight and practical application that is valued by her clients.  

Registration:  Cost is $40 per person which includes lunch. Sign up below or call our office at 302-995-6859 to register.  You may pay online with a credit card below.  Lunch is included in the price.  There will also be a Mass for those interested in attending. 

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An Evening On The Spirituality of the Twelve Step Program with Rev. Dan McGlynn
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening On The Spirituality of the Twelve Step Program with Rev. Dan McGlynn

This evening's presentation and discussion will be an abbreviated version of the May 23rd Day of Reflection

The Spirituality of the Twelve Step program is a spiritual journey calling us to progress not perfection.

The underlying cause of any addiction is "the spiritual malady" which is described in the Big Book as selfishness, self centeredness, self will run riot.

This " spiritual malady" can only be overcome, rooted out only through a "Spiritual Awakening" which is the result of having worked the twelve steps.

The twelfth step describes this "Spiritual Awakening" as, "When a man or woman has a spiritual awakening, the most important meaning of it is that he or she has now become able to do, feel, and believe that which he or she could not do before on his or her unaided strength and resources alone."..."He or she has been granted a gift which amounts to a new state of consciousness and being."

This spiritual journey is a movement from self-centeredness to God-centeredness to other-centeredness.

  SELF------------------>"THE OTHER"-------------->OTHERS 

Retreat Leaders:

Rev. Daniel J. McGlynn  has been a priest in the Diocese of Wilmington for 34 years. Before that, in July of 1972, he says, "by the grace of God and the program and fellowship of a Twelve Step program, I began the process of recovery.  I have remained sober and active in the Twelve Step program over the past 44 years."  Rev. McGlynn was the pastor of two parishes: Immaculate Conception in Elkton, Maryland and Holy Cross in Dover, Delaware. In June of 2013, he retired as pastor of Holy Cross Parish. He also ministered as a Pastoral Counselor and Spiritual Director, which he continues in retirement along with conducting retreats and parish missions.   Rev. McGlynn has a Masters in Divinity from St. Mary Seminary and University, in Baltimore, MD and a Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD.

Registration:  Cost is $20 per person which includes light refreshments. Sign up below or call our office at 302-995-6859 to register.  You may pay online with a credit card below.  

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God and Therapy Evening Series with Chris Hyde, PhD.: Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz: Jesus Scholars: The Kin-dom of God
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

God and Therapy Evening Series with Chris Hyde, PhD.: Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz: Jesus Scholars: The Kin-dom of God

Weaving the Wisdom of God into our Daily Lives

Topic for May 8th Evening of Reflection:  

Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz: Jesus Scholars: The Kin-dom of God

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This evening of reflection is the fifth one in a monthly series exploring how spiritual wisdom enhances our understanding of human nature.  The “Kingdom Within” metaphor is the idea that God reaches out to us by living so closely with us that it as if God lives within us.   “Kin-dom” metaphor emphasizes the idea that God wants to have a familial relationship with each one of us; it replaces a hierarchical view of God with a loving-parent perspective.  This loving family-like relationship with God becomes the basis for how we connect more compassionately with one another.  

From a psychological perspective, our relationships are strongly influenced by our relationship templates which are based largely on our early experiences.  Often our templates create difficulties or limitations in our relationships.  This talk explores how spiritual wisdom might help us overcome these difficulties.  The Kingdom metaphors are explored through the eyes of Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Cynthia Bourgeault, Teresa of Avila, David Horstkoetter, the Jesus Scholars, Soren Kierkegaard and Lev Tolstoy. 

This series explores how spiritual teachers, such Teresa of Avila, might enhance our understanding of human nature. 

This evening of reflection will be facilitated by Christopher Hyde, PhD, a psychologist who has worked in research, community psychology and therapy.  The evening will include lecture, discussion and experiential activities with an opportunity to interact with other attendees. 

To Register for this evening: Please fill out the form below or call the Jesus House office at 302.995.6859. 

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Cost: A free will offering of $15 is suggested. You may make a free will offering online - click on the Donate button, or at the door.  All offerings go to support the programs of the Jesus House.  Light refreshments will be provided. 

Common Theme of the Series
A series of informal gatherings will explore how spiritual insights can enhance our understanding of ourselves. The main thread of these meetings is weaving together spiritual and psychological wisdom. We often face anxiety, disconnection, anger and hopeless in our lives; we also experience the joy of closeness with another person, humble service, curiosity and creativity. Both spirituality and psychology address these issues, but their contributions are not always integrated. Each evening’s topic will integrate a specific spiritual teaching with concepts and wisdom from psychology. The goal is to enrich our approach to both the difficulties and joys of life.

Schedule of Monthly Topics on 2nd Monday of the Month:

  • 1/9/17    Teresa of Avila: Integrating our spiritual and psychological sides
  • 2/13/17  Thomas Keating: We are a mixed bag: True Self and False Self
  • 3/13/17  Quaker Wisdom: Discerning personal thoughts from divine leadings
  • 4/10/17 Gerald May: Desire and connection with God
  • 5/8/17   Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz; Jesus Scholars: The Kin-dom of God
  • 6/12/17  Harville Hendrix, John Gottman: Couples Therapy and our relationship with God
  • 7/10/17  Martin Buber: Friendly Universe or Personal God? (I-It or I-Thou relationship?)
  • 8/14/17  Tone Matters: Reverence; Tone in relationships
  • 9/11/17   Neuroscience and Attunement: Deeply Knowing the Another’s Spirit
  • 10/9/17  Marcus Borg: Psychological implications of his theology
  • 11/13/17  Teresa of Avila: Our Pearl of Great Price
  • December no meeting

A Warm Welcome to All: People from all religious traditions are welcome at these meetings. Wisdom from all traditions will be included as appropriate to the topic. 

For more information: Email Chris Hyde at chyde@bioassessment.com or phone at 410.398.1993. 

Dr. Chris Hyde, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in various settings: therapy services in inner city schools, the adolescent judicial system as well as traditional clinics; he has done physiological research on ADHD and aggression; he does program evaluation for trauma treatment. He has studied classical and modern spirituality for many years.He currently provides private-practice psychotherapy as well as Spirit-informed coaching in his office near Newark, DE.

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Pondering the Mystery of God and of Self with Thomas Merton Retreat Leader:  Liz Sweeney, SSJ
Apr
25
9:30 AM09:30

Pondering the Mystery of God and of Self with Thomas Merton Retreat Leader: Liz Sweeney, SSJ

 

Over one hundred years since his birth, Thomas Merton, monk, mystic, prophet and writer still offers profound wisdom for our time.  This retreat day will explore Merton’s writings experientially to get a fresh glimpse of our own communion with the Ineffable Mystery of God revealed in the simplicity and of our own prayer, daily life and relationships.  For Merton, all of these lead us into a deeper consciousness in Christ.


Liz Sweeney, SSJ, serves as a spiritual director and facilitator of small groups here at Jesus House and at times with Congregations of women religious.

Registration: Cost is $40 per person which includes lunch. Sign up below or call our office at 302-995-6859 to register. Lunch is included in the price.  There will also be a Mass for those interested in attending.

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Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Evening of Reflection with Chris Hyde: Gerald May: Desire and connection with God

Common Threads: God and Therapy Evening Series


Weaving the Wisdom of God into our Daily Lives

Topic for April 10th Evening of Reflection:  

Gerald May: Desire and connection with God

Gerald May was a psychiatrist who served people in the Air Force, prisons and psychiatric hospitals.  He took “early retirement” to work at Shalem Institute where he combined his professional experience with his personal experience of knowing God.  He was part of the team that set the tone for Shalem Institute’s training programs in spiritual direction.  He wrote nine books.  This evening’s talk explores themes from two of his books: The Awakened Heart: Opening Yourself to the Love You Need and Will and Spirit: A Contemplative Psychology. 

This talk will cover Gerald May’s writings about the role of desire (i.e., one’s deepest values) in spiritual growth.  His ideas will be compared with the various languages of God described by Teresa of Avila, Thomas Keating and Quakers.  This talk will also cover May’s discussion about willfulness vs. willingness; self-respect; and the human need for belonging and connecting. 

The evening will include lecture, discussion and experiential activities with an opportunity to interact with other attendees. 

To Register for this evening: Please fill out the form below or call the Jesus House office at 302.995.6859. 

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Cost: A free will offering of $15 is suggested; you may make a free will offering below or at the door.  All offerings go to support the programs of the Jesus House. Light refreshments will be provided. 


Common Theme of the Series
A series of informal gatherings will explore how spiritual insights can enhance our understanding of ourselves. The main thread of these meetings is weaving together spiritual and psychological wisdom. We often face anxiety, disconnection, anger and hopeless in our lives; we also experience the joy of closeness with another person, humble service, curiosity and creativity. Both spirituality and psychology address these issues, but their contributions are not always integrated. Each evening’s topic will integrate a specific spiritual teaching with concepts and wisdom from psychology. The goal is to enrich our approach to both the difficulties and joys of life.

Monthly Topics:

  • 1/9/17 Teresa of Avila: Integrating our spiritual and psychological sides
  • 2/13/17 Thomas Keating: We are a mixed bag: True Self and False Self
  • 3/13/17 Quaker Wisdom: Discerning personal thoughts from divine leadings
  • 4/10/17 Gerald May: Desire and connection with God
  • 5/8/17 Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz; Jesus Scholars: The Kin-dom of God
  • 6/12/17 Harville Hendrix, John Gottman: Couples Therapy and our relationship with God
  • 7/10/17 Martin Buber: Friendly Universe or Personal God? (I-It or I-Thou relationship?)
  • 8/14/17 Tone Matters: Reverence; Tone in relationships
  • 9/11/17 Neuroscience and Attunement: Deeply Knowing the Another’s Spirit
  • 10/9/17 Marcus Borg: Psychological implications of his theology
  • 11/13/17 Teresa of Avila: Our Pearl of Great Price
  • December no meeting

A Warm Welcome to All: People from all religious traditions are welcome at these meetings. Wisdom from all traditions will be included as appropriate to the topic. 

For more information: Email Chris Hyde at chyde@bioassessment.com or phone at 410.398.1993. 

Dr. Chris Hyde, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in various settings: therapy services in inner city schools, the adolescent judicial system as well as traditional clinics; he has done physiological research on ADHD and aggression; he does program evaluation for trauma treatment. He has studied classical and modern spirituality for many years.He currently provides private-practice psychotherapy as well as Spirit-informed coaching in his office near Newark, DE.

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Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop Retreat Leader: Bev Roberts
Apr
8
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop Retreat Leader: Bev Roberts

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
Saturday April 8, 2017   9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Cost  $40 (includes lunch)

This Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop is for those new to Centering Prayer, as well as those who already practice this prayer.  The practice of Centering Prayer allows us to open to the presence and action of God not only during the prayer period, but also during the activities of everyday life.  It offers an approachable way of deepening intimacy with God and increasing one's capacity to live a fully Christian life. One long-term practitioner wishes that this practice had been available when she was a young person, so that her relationship with God could have deepened much earlier.  

We welcome teens and adults of all ages to this workshop.  In addition to the six-hour workshop on April 8th, there will be six optional weekly follow-up sessions at Resurrection Parish (3000 Videre Dr, Wilmington, DE 19808) on Thursday evenings at 7 pm.

Presenter:  

Bev Roberts, Contemplative Outreach Contact Person for Delaware

Bev Roberts has practiced Centering Prayer for nearly 23 years.  For the past 6 years, she has been the Delaware Contact Person for Contemplative Outreach, as well as helping facilitate a Centering Prayer group.  She's in the process of becoming a commissioned Centering Prayer presenter and is in training to become a Contemplative Spiritual Director.  Bev has an S.B. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S.E. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, both in Metallurgy and Materials Science.  She currently lives in Hockessin, DE.

Register and Pay now online, or call the office at 302.995.6859. 

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CANCELLED. WILL BE RESCHEDULED. Day of Reflection:  Lord, Heal My Broken Heart with Sister Rosie Castelli
Mar
28
9:30 AM09:30

CANCELLED. WILL BE RESCHEDULED. Day of Reflection: Lord, Heal My Broken Heart with Sister Rosie Castelli

This Day of Reflection is cancelled and will be rescheduled. Please call the office at 302.995.6859, if you have not been contacted about your refund. Thank you!

A retreat for anyone who has suffered the pain and grief of loss.

Grief spawns many questions about God’s love and personal concern for us.  Often we feel alone, paralyzed by our emotions, and lost in questions about what our life is now without our loved one.  This day of reflection gives participants the opportunity to explore their questions about God in a safe environment, learn about the dynamics of grief, work out questions of where their lives are now, and make meaning in the new world of which they are now a part.  This day gives time for group discussion and one-on-one grief care by Sister Rosie.  Communal prayer and worship are part of the schedule.  Please bring a notebook for personal reflection.


Sister Rosie Castelli, Ed.D., OP, holds degrees in history and philosophy from Caldwell University and Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a doctorate in educational psychology and leadership from Widener University.  She also has five professional certificates in grief counseling, funeral celebrancy, stress management, pastoral thanatology, and funeral services.  She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Grief Counseling.  

Sister Rosie is a member of the Episcopal Church of St Andrew and Matthew, Wilmington, Delaware, and is a member of the Anglican Order of Preachers (Dominicans).

Registration: Cost is $40 per person. Sign up below or call our office at 302-995-6859 to register. Lunch is included in the price.  There will also be a Mass for those interested in attending.

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Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Still on: Evening of Reflection with Chris Hyde: Quaker Wisdom, Discerning personal thoughts from divine leadings

Common Threads: God and Therapy Evening Series
Weaving the Wisdom of God into our Daily Lives

"We have been watching the weather forecasts closely.  The snow will not start until 10 or 11 PM Monday evening.  Heavy snowfall is not expected until midnight.  We will hold the Evening of Reflection tonight as scheduled.  We hope that you can attend." 

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Topic for March 13th Evening of Reflection:  Quaker Wisdom: Discerning personal thoughts from divine leadings.  

Quakers believe that people have “that of God” inside them, something spiritual which sometimes creates insights or leadings.  These leadings aren’t the product of ordinary thinking but are likened to a prompting or clarity from an inner light.   Which raises the question: how can you tell whether an idea is a leading or just another ordinary thought?  Quakers use silent worship to open to their inner light; they use clearness committees to help discern whether an idea is inspired by the inner light.  This talk explores Quaker methods, among others, for discerning the light of a particular leading. 

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Cost: A free will offering of $15 is suggested; you may make a free will offering below or at the door.  All offerings go to support the programs of the Jesus House. Light refreshments will be provided. 

To Register for this evening: Please fill out the form below or call the Jesus House office at 302.995.6859. 


Common Theme of the Series
A series of informal gatherings will explore how spiritual insights can enhance our understanding of ourselves. The main thread of these meetings is weaving together spiritual and psychological wisdom. We often face anxiety, disconnection, anger and hopeless in our lives; we also experience the joy of closeness with another person, humble service, curiosity and creativity. Both spirituality and psychology address these issues, but their contributions are not always integrated. Each evening’s topic will integrate a specific spiritual teaching with concepts and wisdom from psychology. The goal is to enrich our approach to both the difficulties and joys of life.

Monthly Topics:

  • 1/9/17 Teresa of Avila: Integrating our spiritual and psychological sides
  • 2/13/17 Thomas Keating: We are a mixed bag: True Self and False Self
  • 3/13/17 Quaker Wisdom: Discerning personal thoughts from divine leadings
  • 4/10/17 Gerald May: Desire and connection with God
  • 5/8/17 Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz; Jesus Scholars: The Kin-dom of God
  • 6/12/17 Harville Hendrix, John Gottman: Couples Therapy and our relationship with God
  • 7/10/17 Martin Buber: Friendly Universe or Personal God? (I-It or I-Thou relationship?)
  • 8/14/17 Tone Matters: Reverence; Tone in relationships
  • 9/11/17 Neuroscience and Attunement: Deeply Knowing the Another’s Spirit
  • 10/9/17 Marcus Borg: Psychological implications of his theology
  • 11/13/17 Teresa of Avila: Our Pearl of Great Price
  • December no meeting

A Warm Welcome to All: People from all religious traditions are welcome at these meetings. Wisdom from all traditions will be included as appropriate to the topic. 

For more information: Email Chris Hyde at chyde@bioassessment.com or phone at 410.398.1993. 

Dr. Chris Hyde, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in various settings: therapy services in inner city schools, the adolescent judicial system as well as traditional clinics; he has done physiological research on ADHD and aggression; he does program evaluation for trauma treatment. He has studied classical and modern spirituality for many years.He currently provides private-practice psychotherapy as well as Spirit-informed coaching in his office near Newark, DE.

January 24

Day of Reflection: Living the Simple Life

February 28

Day of Reflection: Carnival and Springtime Prophets

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Day of Reflection:  Carnival and Springtime Prophets
Feb
28
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Reflection: Carnival and Springtime Prophets

As we gather on Mardi Gras, grab a hat or mask or scarf – anything outrageous will do and bring it along.  

Today, as we will acknowledge the dark and messy parts of life, we also recognize the vulnerable beauty of our humanness. The Lenten/springtime weeks ahead call us to ponder the prophetic gifts we have been given: in our desert struggles,in God's unique call, in our inner passions, with new eyes to see,  with compassion in our losses, with courage to continue on and in faithfulness that reflects the spark of God within each one of us.  

We will likewise bid farewell to our ALLELUIA...not to be heard again until it is sung anew in full glory at the Easter Vigil service on April 15, 2017.

Join in this day of glad preparation for the SEASON of LENT that follows.


Mary Louise Chesley-Cora will be the “servant leader” for the day. Mary Louise savors time reflecting on our ancestors of faith. She continues to see our ancestors in the Hebrew scriptures as people like ourselves with a story, a journey and challenges that can mirror our own in many ways.  Mary Louise has an MAT in Religious Studies and Certificates from the Bat Kol Institute in Jerusalem and LaSalle/Gratz College for Jewish Studies. She has been a Director of Religious Education, Coordinator of Liturgy, Music and Youth Ministry, facilitated the Loyola University Ministry extension program for the Diocese of Wilmington, DE and has taught theology, scripture and led a number of retreats for adults and teens in the past 40+ years. Mary Louise is involved in liturgical music, Adult Faith Formation and offers programs in scripture and book studies. 

Registration: Cost is $40 per person. Sign up below or call our office at 302-995-6859 to register. Lunch is included in the price.  There will also be a Mass for those interested in attending.

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Evening of Reflection with Chris Hyde: Thomas Keating, We are a mixed bag: True Self and False Self
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Evening of Reflection with Chris Hyde: Thomas Keating, We are a mixed bag: True Self and False Self

Common Threads: God and Therapy Evening Series
Weaving the Wisdom of God into our Daily Lives

Second Monday night of each month in 2017| 7:00 pm
Retreat Leader:  Chris Hyde, PhD.

Details for Feb. 13th Evening of Reflection: Thomas Keating, We are a mixed bag

Father Thomas Keating describes how people often follow “programs for happiness” only to find out later that they were actually following “programs for unhappiness.”  He gives a psychological way to reduce this cognitive error by distinguishing the beliefs of your False Self from your True Self.  He also teaches several spiritual practices to loosen the sway of your False Self.

The evening will include a presentation about Thomas Keating with time for discussion, exercises for participants to share their experiences with each other and a devotional practice based on Keating's approach. We will also examine the connections between Father Keating and Teresa of Avila. 

Cost: A free will offering of $15 is suggested but, if you are interested, please come regardless.  All offerings go to support the programs of the Jesus House. Light refreshments will be provided. 

To Register for this evening: Please fill out the form below or call the Jesus House office at 302.995.6859. 

Name *
Name
Phone
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Common Theme of the Series
A series of informal gatherings will explore how spiritual insights can enhance our understanding of ourselves. The main thread of these meetings is weaving together spiritual and psychological wisdom. We often face anxiety, disconnection, anger and hopeless in our lives; we also experience the joy of closeness with another person, humble service, curiosity and creativity. Both spirituality and psychology address these issues, but their contributions are not always integrated. Each evening’s topic will integrate a specific spiritual teaching with concepts and wisdom from psychology. The goal is to enrich our approach to both the difficulties and joys of life.

Monthly Topics:

  • 1/9/17 Teresa of Avila: Integrating our spiritual and psychological sides
  • 2/13/17 Thomas Keating: We are a mixed bag: True Self and False Self
  • 3/13/17 Quaker Wisdom: Discerning personal thoughts from divine leadings
  • 4/10/17 Gerald May: Desire and connection with God
  • 5/8/17 Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz; Jesus Scholars: The Kin-dom of God
  • 6/12/17 Harville Hendrix, John Gottman: Couples Therapy and our relationship with God
  • 7/10/17 Martin Buber: Friendly Universe or Personal God? (I-It or I-Thou relationship?)
  • 8/14/17 Tone Matters: Reverence; Tone in relationships
  • 9/11/17 Neuroscience and Attunement: Deeply Knowing the Another’s Spirit
  • 10/9/17 Marcus Borg: Psychological implications of his theology
  • 11/13/17 Teresa of Avila: Our Pearl of Great Price
  • December no meeting

A Warm Welcome to All: People from all religious traditions are welcome at these meetings. Wisdom from all traditions will be included as appropriate to the topic. 

For more information: Email Chris Hyde at chyde@bioassessment.com or phone at 410.398.1993. 

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Dr. Chris Hyde, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in various settings: therapy services in inner city schools, the adolescent judicial system as well as traditional clinics; he has done physiological research on ADHD and aggression; he does program evaluation for trauma treatment. He has studied classical and modern spirituality for many years.He currently provides private-practice psychotherapy as well as Spirit-informed coaching in his office near Newark, DE.

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Day of Reflection: Living the Simple Life
Jan
24
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Reflection: Living the Simple Life

Prepare for the New Year by getting closer to your True Self and the Spirit within led by Bernadette DeAngelis

Born in Philadelphia, Bernadette spent most of her working life as a bookkeeper and office manager for numerous clothing stores. Her interest in the simple life started when she realized that the amount of money spent on luxury items far outweighed peoples’ desire to spend their days getting closer to their true self and the Spirit within.

Bernadette believes we are here to always be of service to others. To go beyond our family and friends. To reach out to those in pain. To go deep into ourselves to discover our true self and in so doing touch the Spirit we long for. What better way to prepare for the New Year than to reflect upon these things.

Retreat Leader: Bernadette DeAngelis
Bernadette has worked in numerous social activities in Philadelphia including as a volunteer for the Mayor’s Literacy Program, and the first hospice volunteer at PA Hospital, visiting patients in last stages of AIDS.  In 1994, Bernadette entered St. Gertrude’s Monastery in Ridgely, MD,  working both in the school and Habilitation Center. After leaving she became a Support Broker and Financial Consultant for persons with disabilities. She spent almost 9 years as a Family Crisis Therapist for the Division of family Services and is currently working as a Family Support Specialist.

Join us at Jesus House Prayer & Renewal Center, for this reflective day as we challenge ourselves to live more simply and deepen our relationship with the Spirit. 

Registration: Cost is $40 per person. Sign up below or call our office at 302-995-6859 to register. Lunch is included in the price.  There will also be a Mass for those interested in attending.

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Evening of Reflection with Chris Hyde: Teresa of Avila, Integrating our spiritual and psychological sides
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

Evening of Reflection with Chris Hyde: Teresa of Avila, Integrating our spiritual and psychological sides

Common Threads: God and Therapy, Weaving the Wisdom of God into our Daily Lives

Second Monday night of each month in 20177:00 pm
Retreat Leader:  Chris Hyde, PhD.

 

The Divine-Human Connection This drawing depicts the relationship between God and a person. The drawing shows a person reaching with yearning up to God and God reaching out with equal desire; in drawing close to each other, the human mind overlaps with the Divine Spirit.

The Divine-Human Connection
This drawing depicts the relationship between God and a person. The drawing shows a person reaching with yearning up to God and God reaching out with equal desire; in drawing close to each other, the human mind overlaps with the Divine Spirit.

Common Theme of the Talks
A series of informal gatherings will explore how spiritual insights can enhance our understanding of ourselves. The main thread of these meetings is weaving together spiritual and psychological wisdom. We often face anxiety, disconnection, anger and hopeless in our lives; we also experience the joy of closeness with another person, humble service, curiosity and creativity. Both spirituality and psychology address these issues, but their contributions are not always integrated. Each evening’s topic will integrate a specific spiritual teaching with concepts and wisdom from psychology. The goal is to enrich our approach to both the difficulties and joys of life.

 

 

 

A Warm Welcome to All: People from all religious traditions are welcome at these meetings. Wisdom from all traditions will be included as appropriate to the topic.

Format: The evenings will include a talk; a time for discussion and sharing; and a devotional practice. Light refreshments will be provided.

Cost: A free will offering of $15/evening is suggested but, if you are interested, please come regardless. All offerings go to support the programs of the Jesus House.

Register with Chris Hyde:
Email chyde@bioassessments.com         Phone   (410) 398-1993

Dr. Chris Hyde, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in various settings: therapy services on inner city schools, the adolescent judicial system as well as traditional clinics; he has done physiological research on ADHD and aggression; he does program evaluation for trauma treatment. He has studied classical and modern spirituality for many years.He currently provides private-practice psychotherapy as well as Spirit-informed coaching in his office near Newark, DE.

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