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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Spiritual Course: St John of the Cross

Lay Camerlite will be organising an Eight Days' Spiriritual Course based on St. John of the Cross's Life and Writing at St Ignatius Church, Petaling Jaya from August 4th-11th, 2012.

Further information on the course are as follows:

Journeying through Life with John of the Cross in Prayer Contemplation: A Complete Study of his Writings.

Introduction to John of the Cross:
The Writings of John of the Cross are classical and of perennial value. Through there, he leads us in prayer and contemplation through the vicissitudes of life to the highest state of union with God attainable on earth. Many saints, sages and ordinary persons of goodwill have benefited a lot through his Writings.

If you also wish to be among them here is a golden opportunity.

Course Content:

I Course :
Biography of John,
Ascent of Mount Carmel (Active Night),

The Dark Night of the Soul (The Passive Night).

Il Course:
The Spiritual Canticle,
The Living Flame of Love
Minor Works of St. John of the Cross.

The whole programme is divided into two courses, spread over two years of 30 hours each year.

The first course will cover Active and Passive Night.
This includes:
1. Schematic understanding of the mind of John of the Cross.
2. Romances - Divine plan for us from eternity ìn the mystery of the incarnation.
3. Active Night of the Senses in detail - Liberating the senses from the bondage of the passions (I Ascent of Mount Carmel CC 1-15).
4. Active Night of the Spirit (Intellect) through a process of enlightenment in Faith [II Ascent of Mount Carmel CC 1-32).
5. Active Night of the Spirit (Memory) "Finding the hidden Treasure" in Hope (III Ascent of Mount Carmel cc 145).
6. Active Night of the Spirit (Will) "No more slaves but free Children" in charity/Love (III Ascent 16-46).
7. The Passive Night of the senses. initial contemplation, the sins of the 'just'. Attuning the Senses to the spirit (I Dark Night CC 1-15).
8. Passive Night of the Spirit: "Wash me more and more and make me whiter than snow" in the Crucible Faith, Hope and Charity (II Dark Night CC 1-25)

Saturday 4th August to Saturday 11th August 2012
(all timings subject to Fr. D’Souza’s schedule and confirmation):

4 Aug 8.00 9.00 am (Registration)
4 Aug 9.00 am - 4. OO pm (Seminar)
5 Aug 9.00 am - 4.00 pm (Seminar)
7-10 Aug 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm (Seminar)
11 Aug 9.00 am-4.00 pm (Seminar)

2nd Floor, SIC Community Hall (Room no. to be confirmed)
St. Ignatius Church, Taman Petaling Jaya (nearest LRT: Kelana Jaya Station)
(10 minutes walk from Kelana jaya LRT station - depend on your steps' speed)

MYR150.00 per person to cover Fr. D'Souza's costs, the cost of venue, a simple snack & mineral water for morning/afternoon breaks.

Please note lunch will be on your own account.
Any love offerings can be given to Fr D'Souza directly.

Payment will be collected on the first day (4 August) during Registration.
Kindly pay in cash (not cheque or credit card).

Your own Writing materials (cardigan optional).

Agatha Chang (016-3927636) E-mail: ag_chang@yahoo.com
Agnes Tee (O12-3991026) E-mail: agnestee2000@yahoo.com

Fr. Gregory D’ Souza is a Discalced Carmelite, specializes in Mysticism and in St.
John of the Cross. He has authored 8 books and a number of articles and taught in
State University of Mysore, seminaries and institutes both in India and abroad.

Open for Christians.

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