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A video course with Dan and Connie Rossini

How to Grow in Prayer

About the Course

Did you know that God calls you to intimate union with Himself? He desires a deep and loving friendship with you. How can you realize this call to holiness? By frequent reception of the sacraments and a commitment to daily prayer.

Dan and Connie will release two video lessons a week for five weeks. A short video makes up the heart of each lesson. You will find links to further reading, downloads to help you process what you are learning, and questions to discuss with other students in a private forum. Three quizzes test your knowledge. For this course we have also added three live Q & A sessions via Zoom.

Expect two hours of total video content. That's like a full-day retreat, but broken down into small chunks that you can watch on your schedule. Find support from other students who are seeking to grow closer to God. Learn how to apply each lesson as you go. Get answers to your questions about prayer.

This course is not just about information. It's an opportunity for real spiritual growth. You will go away feeling inspired and equipped to take the next step toward intimacy with God.

You Will Learn:

  • How the Catechism defines prayer and why.
  • The different forms and expressions of prayer.
  • How to answer the call to holiness.
  • What makes Christian prayer unique.
  • How some problematic prayer forms were influenced
    by Eastern religions.
  • Why you should pray the Rosary.
  • How to pray the Rosary better than ever before.
  • What mental prayer is and how to practice it.
  • How your prayer should change as you grow closer to God.
  • What the saints taught about contemplation.
  • And much more!

Your Teachers

Connie Rossini has written or co-written six books on Catholic spirituality. She manages the Facebook group Authentic Contemplative Prayer, where 16,000 members discuss the teachings of the Doctors of the Church on contemplation. She writes a regular spirituality column in The Catholic Voice of the Diocese of Omaha and has appeared on EWTN and countless radio shows and podcasts. At her blog Contemplative Homeschool, she gives whole families practical help to grow in holiness. Known for her orthodoxy and clarity, Connie has been teaching both adults and children for over thirty years.
Connie Rossini
Best-selling Catholic Author
Dan Rossini has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and a Masters degree in Philosophy. He has worked in diocesan communications since 2003. Currently he manages and edits The Catholic Voice of Omaha. One of his early video projects was a trailer for Connie’s book Trusting God with St. Therese. He also filmed and edited Connie’s first course, Nothing Shall I Want: Peace Through Detachment. Dan has edited 5 of Connie’s books. In 2020, he decided to join Connie on camera for the first time, as they begin what they hope will be a series of courses on prayer.
Dan Rossini
Media Expert

How Much Does it Cost?

A place in the course How to Grow in Prayer is just $49.  Now reduced to $44! Registration closes on Sunday, January 23, at Midnight Central Time. The class will begin the following day, January 24.

What if I Can't Afford the Fee?

No worries! We want everyone who desires to learn about prayer to have access to the course.

You can request a scholarship to have the fee waived. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and depend on the generosity of donors. Just fill out the Request Form. You will be asked to provide the reason for your request. An email will let you know if and when you are granted a scholarship. You will remain anonymous to sponsors. Only the instructor (Connie Rossini) will see your request so she can match you with a donor. 

Please do not request a scholarship if you can afford to pay. We are trusting that people taking a course on the spiritual life won’t abuse others’ generosity. Scholarships are limited. Please leave them for those who genuinely cannot afford the course.

Feeling Generous?

Sponsor another student or as many students as you like. We will apply the fee to the next person in line who has requested a scholarship. Your gift will remain anonymous. Help ensure that no one is turned away because of financial difficulties.

Ready to learn how to grow in prayer? 

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10 video lessons, 10-15 minutes each
Downloads for taking notes
3 Quizzes for review
3 Live Q & A sessions
Links to books and articles
Access to private discussion forum

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Still have questions? Send an email to Connie Rossini.