Personal and professional development is complimented and strengthened by spiritual development. Sheridan offers spiritual development opportunities for women and girls interested in deepening their faith. The spiritual activities at Sheridan are organized by Opus Dei.
Recollections are generally two hours long. They consist of a series of activities designed to form one’s spiritual life. They include:
A preached meditation, wherein a priest talks on a spiritual topic for about half an hour. His listeners may listen and quietly reflect on his words, or conduct their own silent conversation with God.
An extended examination of conscience wherein the leader reads certain points of examination aloud while other participants reflect on them. These examinations explore one’s interior attitudes and likeness to the Lord.
An opportunity to engage in spiritual direction and/or sacramental confession.
Eucharistic adoration and Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament.
classes on christian living
Personal and professional development is complimented and strengthened by spiritual development. Sheridan offers spiritual development opportunities for women interested in deepening their faith. A series of seminars which address philosophical and theological issues as they pertain to the Catholic Faith and daily living
Classes take place at Sheridan and other locations through out Houston.
Classes cover the teachings of the Catholic Church. They enable participants to understand the reasons for their faith and build a solid spiritual foundation.
Making an annual retreat — a couple of days spent in silence, prayer, and reflection — involves a sacrifice for busy people.
Who has the time? Nonetheless, countless busy people make time for a retreat in the same way they make time for anything else important in their lives. Every year busy women enjoy a retreat and see it as a valuable investment to refresh their spirit. Year after year, the experience of attending a retreat provides benefits, which include:
- A more intimate friendship with Jesus Christ through prayer and reception of the sacraments;
- A clearer perspective on the course of their lives-past, present and future;
- Insight into what needs improvement in their family and professional lives in order to lead others effectively;
- Self-knowledge gained through spiritual direction;
- A return to everyday life with a greater sense of full confidence in God.
Retreats provide an opportunity to reflect on everyday life in the light of Christian principles. An atmosphere of personal prayer and recollection is maintained during the retreat. Each full day of the retreat includes Holy Mass and several conferences in the chapel, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and recitation of the Rosary. The priest conducting the retreat is available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and spiritual guidance.