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The Spiritual Life | Fr. Jeffrey Kirby | Introduction

TANBooks Order Now: www.tanbooks.com/index.php/the-spiritual-l… The Spiritual Life The Keys to Growing Closer to God Lecturer: Jeffrey Kirby, S.T.L. Growing Closer to God: What does it mean to be …More
TANBooks Order Now: www.tanbooks.com/index.php/the-spiritual-l… The Spiritual Life The Keys to Growing Closer to God Lecturer: Jeffrey Kirby, S.T.L. Growing Closer to God: What does it mean to be close to God? In this course, Fr. Jeffrey Kirby will guide you through the most basic principles of the Spiritual Life, defining key terms and analyzing specific biblical verses that will greatly aid both newcomers to Christianity and those who have been Christians for years. A Spiritual Checklist: In our spiritual journey, it is important for us to have a structure of prayer. Fr. Kirby outlines some key ways in order to help us persevere in this most important task. Some of these points include: • The Liturgy of the Hours • Sanctifying the day's activity • Morning offerings and evening prayers Different Stages of the Spiritual Life: Whether one feels like praying or not, Fr. Kirby discusses the importance to do so, addressing the different stages a person may go through throughout the course of his interior, spiritual progress. Using scripture as a basis to teach us how Christ's life too both had moments of suffering and moments of joy, Fr. Kirby expertly shows us how our lives are expected to do the same. A Universal Calling: The Spiritual Life is not simply for consecrated religious or priests, but for every one, in every state of life. Whether you are a stay at home mother, a hard working father, or a high-school or college student, God is calling you to holiness. Fr. Kirby shows us the need to faithfully answer this call to holiness and does so in a way that is very practical as well. About Your Professor -------------------------------- Father Jeff Kirby is a priest of the Diocese of Charleston. He holds a Licentiate in Moral Theology from the Holy Cross University in Rome. As the diocesan Vicar of Vocations for the past several years, Fr. Kirby has guided numerous young men and women in the spiritual life and in the process of discernment. Drawing on these experiences, he wrote the book Lord, Teach Us To Pray. In 2011, he founded the Drexel House, a Catholic Residence for Men.