Spiritual Maturity

Catalog Theme 4:

Christian Spirituality and the Call to Maturity in Faith & Holiness

Prayer To Begin Class

Internet Edition 1.0

© 2007 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

Prayer for Clergy, Pastors, and Other Church Leaders

Internet Edition 1.0

© 2003, 2010 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

Suggested Prayers for Prayer Partners

Internet Edition 1.0

© 2010 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

Eucharistic (Thankful) Prayer of the Poor in Spirit

Internet Edition 1.0

© 2002 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

Spiritual Warfare Prayer: Defensive and Offensive, Engaging the Power of God Against the Gates of Hell

Internet Edition 1.0

© 2011 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

 Retreat Session: On Dating, Marriage, and Discerning Your Vocation/Calling

© 2000 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

Retreat Session:  Marriage as a Vocation:  Marriage as a Calling to Display the Presence in the World of “The Life-Giving Trinity,” the God Who Is Self-Giving Love

© 2009 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

Retreat Session:  Vatican II Implementation Workshop I: The Universal Call to Holiness

© 2010 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

The Nine Grades of Christian Prayer: The Stages of Christian Maturity identified in Christian Tradition – Signposts to Help Keep You Advancing in Your Journey of Love with God

© 2003 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

The Mystery of Suffering:

 Suffering Is Never Meaningless for Christians, but Charged with Purpose Because We Are Members of the Body of Jesus Christ Which Suffers for the World’s Redemption (Colossians 1:24, Romans 8:17-18)

© 2009 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

The Domestic Church of the Family:  Image of the Self-Giving Love of the Trinitarian Family of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

© 2011 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

The Way of Renewal of Saint Francis:

Poverty, Simplicity, Humility, and Obedience

© 2003, 2004 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

The Dark Nights on the Road to Christian Maturity

Saint John of the Cross’s Principal Contribution to the Understanding of Christian Spirituality

© 2004 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

At The Family Table

The Byzantine Liturgy’s Sophisticated Insights into the Family Inter­relations between  the God-Man Jesus, His Human Mother, His Divine Father and Holy Spirit, and His Human Body the Church

The Development of the Trinitarian, Incarnational and Marian Doctrines and their Family Inter-Relationships with Us as Reflected in the Development of the Byzantine Divine Liturgy

Internet Edition 1.0

© 2011 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

Eucharistic (Thankful) Prayer of the Poor in Spirit

Internet Edition 1.0

© 2002 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

The True Humility Which Lifts You Up To God Versus The False Humility Which Keeps You “Down to Earth,” In Light Of The Universal Christian Call To Holiness

© 2009 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

 What is this Symbol and why do I wear it?

(Symbol of the 3rd Order of Saint Francis)

© 2001, 2004 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

One Body One Spirit:

The Prehistory of the Charismatic Renewal Movement from Pentecost to Pentecostalism Unleashed by the Pope

Giving Charismatic Gifts Throughout History to Catholics and Protestants Alike, God Already Treats Us as One Body Despite Our Current Divisions – the Holy Spirit Fell in Power at the Protestant Bethel Bible College in Topeka, Kansas on New Year’s Eve, 1900, Beginning the Protestant Pentecostal Movement (Which Was Later Mainstreamed in Protestant and Catholic Churches as the Charismatic Movement) – on Exactly the Same Evening Pope Leo XIII Was at Mass in Rome Formally Dedicating the 20th Century to the Holy Spirit, after Leading Catholic Christians for Years to Pray for Exactly Such an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Church (God Sent the Holy Spirit Initially on Protestant Christians in Response to Catholic Christian Prayer Because Despite Our Divisions We Are One Body of the Redeemed in Christ)

© 2003 Peter William John Baptiste SFO

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