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Basic Certificate in Prayer and Spirituality

Pope Francis reminds us that prayer is a way of life—a spiritual way of living day to day:
“Pray always, without ever losing heart” (Lk 18:1). This is the Christian way of life: remaining steadfast in prayer, in order to remain steadfast in faith and testimony. Here once again we may hear a voice within us, saying: “But Lord, how can we not grow weary? We are human… even Moses grew weary…!” True, each of us grows weary. Yet we are not alone; we are part of a Body! We are members of the Body of Christ, the Church, whose arms are raised day and night to heaven, thanks to the presence of the Risen Christ and his Holy Spirit. Only in the Church, and thanks to the Church’s prayer, are we able to remain steadfast in faith and witness. (Pope Francis Homily_Oct16, 2016.)

Each of the following courses address ways of praying that are meant to bear fruit in daily living.

Certificate Objectives
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Certificate Requirements
Completion of the following six independent study courses:

  • Christian Prayer (THEO N008) 2 CEUs
  • The Our Father: Gateway to Scripture (SPIR N057) 1 CEU
  • Scriptural Foundations of the Hail Mary (SPIR N037) 1 CEU
  • Liturgy of the Hours (THEO N158) 1 CEU
  • Eucharistic Devotions (SPIR N055) 1 CEU
  • Classics in Prayer and the Spiritual Life (SPIR N156) 1 CEU