“In the Marianist Family, a tradition of prayer exists. In it we teach, and we learn to pray, and in it we are enriched and make progress in prayer. The family is composed of a group of believers and prayers. We have a vibrant tradition of prayer. We have had, and we still have, mentors in prayer; we take care to have places of prayer, and we develop proposals for paths of prayer. In a word, we have a life of prayer which can be identified, and which must be cared for and shared because it is the heart of our best Marianist tradition." (Enfleshing the Word, Enrique Aguilera, SM, and José María Arnaiz, SM, p. 33)

The topic for MSP 2.0 2021/22 Marianist Prayer: Listening, Pondering, and Responding feels especially relevant at this moment. As we emerge from this pandemic, we may be asking ourselves how can Marianist Prayer help us be stronger people of faith?  How is God calling us to offer the gift of Marianist Prayer to the Church as the world is changed and changing? Join us as we explore how Marianist Prayer transforms us, our community, the Church and the world.

Time Commitment: 1. Monthly meetings September 2021-August 2022 for one hour via Zoom (time and day to    be determined). 2. Attend a MSP 2.0 writing workshop on Friday, January 28 (5-8 PM ET) and all day Saturday, January 29 (9 AM – 5 PM ET) via Zoom. 3. Attend an in-person workshop at NACMS in Dayton, OH from June 6-10 (Mon. and Fri. are travel days).

Cost: $260.00 for entire program, including the in-person workshop.

We are accepting applications from June 1 until July 15, 2021. You will be notified if you are accepted by August 1.

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About MSP 2.0

NACMS is pleased to present an exciting opportunity for exploration and scholarship, for study and sharing, for deep personal learning that can benefit the entire Marianist Family. We call this opportunity MSP 2.0.

MSP 2.0 is a year-long program of assisted inquiry into a topic in Marianist Studies.  Through reading and discussion, monthly virtual meetings, and a week at NACMS, participants will engage with colleagues, experts, and the NACMS staff with a goal of producing a publishable product.

Click on the links below to learn more about MSP 2.0 or contact Patti Gehred, NACMS Program Coordinator, at gehredp1@udayton.edu for more information.