Father Michael R. Carey, O.P.
The Spiritual Journey
Father Michael joined the Order of Preachers in 971 and was ordained a priest in 977. Witha a particular interest in morality and spirituality, Father Michael received his lecentiate in thiology from the John Paul II Insititute for Marriage and Family Life (Washington, 1991) and his doctorate in theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Rome, 1997). He has taught in seminaries, worked in parishes, and been chaplain to cloistered nuns. Father Michael has recently returned to the classis Dominican ministry of pastoral teaching and preaching.
The Spiritual Journey will help us "figure out where we're going spiritually". Father Carey will give 4 talks (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday). The first will describe the stages and markers of the journey using the life of Moses as a paradigm drawn on a spiritual context. Then he will show how we can use the Beatitudes as a program or discipline for spiritual growth. Third, he will discuss the sacraments and how they help define our spiritual lives. Latly, he will explore prayer, specifically the Hail Mary, pointing out this prayer's different voices and traditions. All will help us keep our spiritual equilibrium in these turbulent times.