SCHOOL OF PRAYER
One doesn’t begin to be a Christian because of an ethical decision or a great idea, but rather because of an encounter with an event, with a Person, who gives new horizons to life, and with that, a decisive orientation.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
The goal of our parish renewal event is to give Catholics that definitive encounter with Jesus Christ that will change their life forever. You just choose the day and time; we'll bring the speaker and worship leader.
Don't worry about just scheduling one of our events during Lent or Advent; Ascent could be a dynamic, spiritual "shot in the arm" for your parish at any time during the year. You can even use our parish renewal event as something to invite people to who are returning to Mass at Christmas, Ash Wednesday, or Easter!
More than just "talks," our mission offers opportunities for powerful Eucharistic adoration with praise and worship and Confessions, if you are open to coordinating them.
Now offering one, two, or three night options.
- Praise and worship
- Encountering Christ
- Growing as a disciple
- Living out the new evangelization
- Spiritual hunger
- Believing in Jesus
- Living in relationship with Christ
Do all of your parishioners know how to pray with their heart? Have they ever been taught how to?
Being a Catholic disciple is impossible without real growth in intimacy with God in prayer. We want to help teach your parishioners how to pray (1) authentically (2) deeply and (3) so that their lives are transformed.
School of Prayer is a four-part, weekly course offered at your own parish where we come in to help teach your parishioners about the spiritual life and how to put it into practice. Drawing heavily on the Church's mystical tradition (especially the Carmelite mystics) this series is both practical and rich theologically.
- The why and how-to of prayer
- Frustrations in prayer
- Profound intimacy
- The three ages of the interior life
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF PRAYER
“Eye-opening. Gave me the understanding that I truly am called to be a Saint. This series gave me tools to move toward that end!”
“The "School of Prayer" was not only a lesson in how to better your prayer life, but even more these instructors were very inspirational witnesses of how prayer can bring joy and peace to your life. ”
“This time was most profound and has had a deep impact on my prayer life.”
“I am incredibly inspired by such practical ways to pray.
Take your leadership team off-site or stay on church property for a one or two-day Leadership Summit presented by our dynamic instructors.
Whether this is your first step in a process of renewal or you have been changing the culture of your parish for many years, take this opportunity to cast vision into your team of staff/key volunteers for a parish totally devoted to forming missionary disciples.
SUPPORT OUR WORK
We are so grateful to the dozens of Catholics around the country who make this mission possible! We truly could not do it without them.
If you are passionate about seeing renewal in the Church, please consider donating! L'Alto is a 501c3 not-for-profit and all donations are fully tax deductible.