After diagnosing today’s pop culture, Dr. Donald Wallenfang will introduce an approach to contemplative prayer as a first step of effective evangelization that challenges pastoral ministers to reinvigorate their personal lives of prayer in relation to their missionary activity. A variety of spiritual and philosophical practices will be presented as essential methods to engage in contemplative evangelization through gathering up the fragments of life.

Dr. Donald Wallenfang, OCDS is professor of theology and philosophy, and Lay Formator with the Institute for Lay Ministry at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. He and his wife are fully professed members of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites.

Sacred Heart Major Seminary’s speaker series for lay ecclesial ministers, In the Heart of the Church, provides ongoing formation to men and women serving full-time or part-time in theArchdiocese of Detroit and neighboring dioceses.

The program features presentations by renowned Catholic leaders who are experts in their fields in an environment that fosters learning and fellowship among ministry peers.

A free will offering for lunch and program. Spaces are limited. You are encouraged to register as early as possible!

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