You will be presented with a number of traditional and spontaneous methods of prayer that you can introduce to your daily life.
Whether you are seeking to deepen your existing prayer life, attempting to begin one, or are just curious about prayer, this course will enlighten and bless you.
This is a 7 part online course designed to help you build a strong and ongoing prayer life. Throughout this course, you will learn what prayer is, why you should pray, and will be guided through practical forms of prayer that you can apply to your daily routine.
Accredited in Victoria for 6 hours Catholic Education Staff Formation.
WITHIN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA (Reference code REC-012831)
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The course presenters
Fr Rob Galea
Fr Rob Galea is an ordained Catholic Priest and is currently serving in Sandhurst Diocese, Victoria after moving to Australia from Malta, his home country. He is a singer and songwriter with an international fan base. Apart from a series of recordings and album releases, Fr Rob has also written a number of songs for various campaigns and international conferences.
Catholic Priest/ Sandhurst Diocese
Bishop Shane Mackinlay
Bishop Shane Mackinlay was born in Melbourne in 1965. He studied for the priesthood at Corpus Christi College, Clayton, completing theology studies at Catholic Theological College before being ordained as priest for the Ballarat Diocese in 1991. Pope Francis appointed Father Mackinlay as the eighth Bishop of Sandhurst on 23 July 2019.
Bishop/ Ballarat Diocese
Fr Ken Barker
Fr Ken Barker is the founder of the Missionaries of God’s Love (MGL). Fr Ken was ordained in 1974 for the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn by Archbishop Cahill and for the next two years was assistant parish priest in Cootamundra, NSW. At the beginning of 1986 Fr Ken and others, with the permission of Archbishop Francis Carroll, moved into a suburban house and began a common life of prayer, brotherhood and mission, which soon became called the Missionaries of God’s Love. Their work is primarily to move under the grace of the new evangelization and the new Pentecost in the Church today, by bringing the Good News of God’s Love to all, especially young people and the poor . Fr Ken is also the co-founder of the MGL Sisters who live the same charism.
Founder/ Missionaries of God's Love
The sisters and brothers of the immaculata
The Sisters and Brothers of the Immaculata are a Contemplative Apostolic Community who seek to Love Jesus with the Heart of Mary. Their mission is about Spiritual Renewal, and Faith Formation in Parishes and Missions, with a particular focus on young people, who help inflame renewal in the Church through their youthfulness and enthusiasm. We run annual mission schools, parish missions, retreats, youth groups, RCIA, sacramental programs, times of prayer and community outreach, which includes mother's groups and home visitations, etc.
/ Contemplative Apostolic Community
Judy Bowe is the leader of the Missionaries of God's love Sisters. Prayer is her favourite teaching topic as she wants to encourage people to pray however they can. She has studied Education, Theology, Spirituality, Counselling, Supervision and Leadership, but was still crazy enough to go on the Amazing Race in 2019, (which she and Therese would have won except for one dodgy postcard!). Her favourite activities are running, swimming, eating, doing creative stuff, laughing with people and listening to their stories about God. She is ambitious to develop, and help others develop audacious trust in God’s love.
Leader/ Missionaries of God's Love
For the past 25 years Dan Moynihan has served in many different capacities within diocesan, parish and education systems. Currently Dan is supporting the Diocese of London as Pastoral Services Coordinator enabling parishes to embrace the diocesan vision: becoming a mission oriented Church which forms disciples of Jesus. Dan and Lisa (a secondary religion teacher at Catholic Central High School in London, ON) have been married for seventeen years and have four children: Emma (14), Liam (11), Andrew (10) and Clare (8). Enabling time to be with them out-of-doors is his greatest pleasure. Close behind is the time he can spend coaching minor basketball and lacrosse.
Pastoral Services Coordinator/ Diocese of London
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