Gratitude: A Catholic’s Guide to Grace, Gratefulness, and Spiritual Growth

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Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
Sacred Heart University
(16 customer reviews)
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“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
–Meister Eckhart

Flourish with the spirituality and psychology of gratitude.

This course explores the spiritual and theological underpinnings that are foundational for enhancing and developing the art and spirituality of gratitude.

Under the guidance of renowned Christian spirituality expert Fr. Anthony Ciorra, you will explore how gratitude is at the heart of all Christian spirituality. Gratitude offers a path that leads to deeper love and awareness of God, self, and the world. You will foster positive attitudes that will open your heart to love, forgiveness, and peace. These practices are best expressed in the context of community, and thus the art of gratitude proves to be the bridge between profound spirituality and authentic religious practice.

As this thoughtful and lively course so clearly demonstrates, gratitude is about remembering and noticing. More than anything, gratitude helps us understand and live out the realities of God’s grace.

Weaving together our rich spiritual and theological traditions with ideas from modern psychology, Fr. Ciorra invites you to bring the fullness of gratitude into your prayer and daily living.

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“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
–Meister Eckhart

Flourish with the spirituality and psychology of gratitude.

This course explores the spiritual and theological underpinnings that are foundational for enhancing and developing the art and spirituality of gratitude.

Under the guidance of renowned Christian spirituality expert Fr. Anthony Ciorra, you will explore how gratitude is at the heart of all Christian spirituality. Gratitude offers a path that leads to deeper love and awareness of God, self, and the world. You will foster positive attitudes that will open your heart to love, forgiveness, and peace. These practices are best expressed in the context of community, and thus the art of gratitude proves to be the bridge between profound spirituality and authentic religious practice.

As this thoughtful and lively course so clearly demonstrates, gratitude is about remembering and noticing. More than anything, gratitude helps us understand and live out the realities of God’s grace.

Weaving together our rich spiritual and theological traditions with ideas from modern psychology, Fr. Ciorra invites you to bring the fullness of gratitude into your prayer and daily living.

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Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D., is a leading expert on Christian spirituality. In recognition of his ministry in the Church, Pope John Paul II awarded him the pontifical honor Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice in 1999. In 2000, he was awarded the Caritas Centennial Award for his work in lay ministry and the Spirit of RENEW Award for his work in interreligious dialogue and ecumenism. His publications include Everyday Mysticism (Crossroad, 1995), Beauty: A Path to God (Paulist Press, 2013), and Moral Formation in the Parish (Alba House, 1998).Fr. Ciorra holds graduate degrees in psychology, spirituality, and pastoral theology. He earned his Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Fordham University. Currently, he is Assistant Vice President for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Prior to assuming this post, Fr. Ciorra occupied a number of leadership positions in higher education and beyond, including: dean of the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University; director of the Center for Theological and Spiritual Development at the College of St. Elizabeth; and director of the Center for Spiritual Development for the Archdiocese of New York.Fr. Ciorra’s professional experience ranges from parish life and preaching to teaching and administration to retreat work and formation ministries. He gives workshops and retreats throughout the world and is active in creating programs for interreligious dialogue among Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
Praise for Anthony Ciorra
“I highly recommend any course by Fr. Anthony Ciorra. His delivery is great, his reflections [are] thoughtful, and [his] questions are challenging. I would have enjoyed having him as a professor. His illustrations are practical.”– Michael Harrison,San Antonio, TX
“Anthony Ciorra—a born teacher—clear and inspiring.”– Sr. Michael,Seaham, County Durham, UK
“Very personable!”– Margaret Gardner,Verona, NJ
 

  • All Is Grace
  • Gratitude: A Good and Gracious God
  • Praying Gratitude
  • Being Grateful in the Present Moment
  • Rejoice Always!
  • Human and Holy
  • The Wisdom of Sabbath
  • Gratitude on the Cross
  • Practicing Gratitude
  • Forgiveness: Wings to Gratitude
  • Grateful Saints
  • Homecoming

16 reviews for Gratitude: A Catholic’s Guide to Grace, Gratefulness, and Spiritual Growth

  1. Sister Angie Shaughnessy, Louisville, KY. USA

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    This course spoke to my heart. Sabbath time is something many of us neglect for the sake of ministry, or so we tell ourselves. Father Ciorra shows that it is as necessary as the air we breathe.

  2. Joe

    This gratitude course can be listened to over and over again.

    This gratitude course can be listened to over and over again. I believe this course can help you totally change your attitude and the way you respond to daily irritations. Gratitude is foundational to our faith.

  3. Michael

    an excellent way of presenting this message.

    Looking through life through the “Eyes of Gratitude” helps me see God at work in everything. Fr. Ciorra has an excellent way of presenting this message.

  4. Sr. Ellen

    It is excellent for discussion.

    It is really a whole course on Spirituality centered around the theme of gratitude. It is excellent for discussion.

  5. Sr. Joanne

    appreciate the depth of spirituality and its positive, appreciative view of life

    I am using this course for a group of senior sisters who appreciate the depth of spirituality and its positive, appreciative view of life as gift of a gracious and generous God.

  6. Sr. Ellen

    Uplifting and joyful

    This program got me started on a whole new way to situate my spiritual life. It was uplifting and joyful.

  7. Sister Joanne

    Expanded our sense of gratitude

    This course expanded our sense of gratitude for all areas of our lives, but especially gratitude as a foundation for our ever deepening of trust and confidence in God’s love in our lives.

  8. Sr. Joanne S., NY

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    I showed this course to a group of senior sisters who found it informational, affirming and inspirational. They also found the study guides helpful in reflection on the content, leading them into prayer.

  9. Linda, PA

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    I have loved listening to the program ‘Gratitude: Seeing as a Gift.’ I have listened to these CDs several times now and find that I learn something new each time. Fr. Ciorra is a very gifted presenter.

  10. Anonymous

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    Easy to understand the concepts of spirituality and follow the instructions and guidances of practicing them in daily ordinary life.

  11. Sr. Ellen Rose O., NY

    Spring Survey: April 2017

    This is the second audience I have showed Gratitude to. Its intellectual content is excellent, a real survey of spirituality. Fr. Ceora is an interesting, down to earth speaker. Both groups of Religious Sisters who saw the production got a lot out of it.

  12. Sister Mary G., TX

    Summer Survey: July 2017

    A good aid to positive thinking and drawing one more frequently into the presence of God.

  13. Ed D., MI

    Summer Survey: July 2017

    Fr. Anthony Ciorra presents the material is a understandable & challenging way.

  14. Jane M., CO

    2017 Christmas Survey

    Gratitude is so appropriate for the present time especially. The content is very good and the speaker is great. We watch it in our prayer group and discuss it. We all (8) have gotten so much from it.

  15. Rev. James R. M., NJ

    Summer 2018 Survey

    Information that most people can relate to

  16. Bertha Novaczyk (verified owner)

    I am not a religious scholar. I am an everyday Catholic person. I have found the DVD’s I purchased by Fr. Anthony Ciorra one of my superior purchases from Learn 25. It has developed within me a new awareness of what it means to be grateful to God for everything in my life even though I believed I was grateful. Superior teacher of examining Scripture, the saints, and other scholars to focus on our lives as gratitude to our God of love and goodness in our lives.

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