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  1. Unit One:Introduction to Catholic Spirituality Theology 12 Catholic Spirituality Mr. Phillips

  2. What is Spirituality? Spirituality= a _____________ to one’s central ______ and core ______ and a desire to live in ________ with those _______ and ______.

  3. What is Christian Spirituality? Christian Spirituality = a ________________ to the central _________ and core _________ of _________________ and a desire to live in ___________ with those __________ and __________.

  4. What is Catholic Spirituality? Catholic Spirituality = a ________________ to the central _________ and core _________ of _________________ and a desire to live in ___________ with those __________ and __________.

  5. Some Characteristics ofAuthentic Catholic Spirituality

  6. Spirituality vs. Spiritualities Within Catholic spirituality, are there many spiritualities? • Examples: • Why the distinction?

  7. Spirituality and Religion • Can one be “Spiritual but not Religious” (SBNR)? • Perspective of this course: Spiritual _____ Religious

  8. What is Prayer? CCC gives two definitions:

  9. St. John Damascene’s Def’n • Easily _____________; _____________ useful • Act of ________ and _________ • “___________” implies a higher level • _____________________ • Emphasizes prayer as an _______________ ___________ ______

  10. St. Thérèse of Lisieux’sDef’n • “For me” – emphasizes _____________ aspect • “Surge of the heart” – ____________, not __________ • “Simple look” – _____________ emphasized • Not as __________________ • “Trial and joy” – _____________ _______________ is the context • Emphasizes prayer as a _____________ ___________ (prayerfulness)

  11. Three Expressions of Prayer • ____________________ • Words ____________ to God • _____________ or mental • Alone or _________ _______________ • Not just ___________ ______________ • __________________ • Act of the __________________________ • ___________________ upon something • Thinking of __________________ meaning(s) • ___________________ • More ______________; metaphors work better than def’ns • ________________ in God’s presence • Simple _________________ and _____________________ • Pure _________ of God