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All Courses on Sale

Merry Christmas (we’re still in the Christmas season) and happy New Year! Are you looking to grow closer to God in 2022? Our video courses can help you with that. And we’re offering $5 off each of the courses we will be running in the next 6 months, only if you pre register by 12 AM on January 10.

Here is our planned course schedule for the year:

  • How to Grow in Prayer, starting January 17 and running 5 weeks.
  • Christian Meditation, starting March 7 and running 6 weeks.
  • Nothing Shall I Want” Peace Through Detachment, starting May 16 and running 6 weeks.

Once the sale ends, registration for the two last courses will close until 2 weeks before their start dates. You can continue to register for How to Grow in Prayer through January 16, but the price will be back up to $49 from January 10–16.

As always, you can donate towards a scholarship, or request a scholarship. Scholarship requests can be made here.

Listen to my new podcast

Last month I began converting my old posts to audio files, which you can listen to with your favorite podcast app. I began with the 10 most popular posts, and will be adding about 2 old posts per month, besides any new posts being automatically converted to audio. Look for the podcast Abundance of Joy, which is the name of a new website Dan and I hope to launch later this year. Here is the podcast on Google.

We are planning to create our own social media site there for subscribers as well, moving away from Facebook. Watch for updates.

Coonie Rossini

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Christian Meditation Course Open!

Our latest video course is now open for registration. Class will start on Monday, October 11. The final Zoom Q & A is on Novemember 20. This is a 6-week class, for the same price of our five-week classes.

As always, scholarships will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more details on the course, the free overview video, and buying links, go to the landing page here.

I hope you will join us!

Connie Rossini

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Free Videos and a Reminder

First, let me wish you a blessed finish to Advent and a merry Christmas! The Rossini family is busy baking cookies, writing our Christmas letter, and wrapping presents. Not to mention the prayer and spiritual reading we’ve been doing as a family every night for weeks.

To keep ourselves from getting bored, Dan and I have been working hard to complete post-production and blog posts for our new video course, How to Grow in Prayer. We just released the free overview video that summarizes most of the material we will be teaching on.

There is even more material in the course, including a lesson on problematic prayer practices, how to pray the Rosary well, and clarification on what contemplation is and isn’t. To read more details on the course, and to sign up or apply for a scholarship, go to the landing page.

We have uploaded several other free videos to our YouTube channel. Being a loyal reader, you might be particularly interested in Our Story.

The How to Grow in Prayer course starts January 4. Enrollment closes January 3 at midnight Central time. I know you are as busy as we are, but don’t forget to sign up. This course will help you start the New Year focusing on the “one thing necessary.”

We also need more people to donate towards scholarships, as several people who cannot afford the course are hoping a generous donor will pay their fee. Make it part of your Christmas giving.

Once again, here is the link for the landing page. Or you can cut to the chase and go directly to the shopping cart.

Please share these videos with your friends and family. The more popular our courses become, the more we can spend some of our precious free time creating video content for you, both free and paid. Our whole goal in life is to reach intimate union with God and help others do likewise. Family comes first in that effort, so we need your support and prayers in order to spread the Good News about prayer to others as well.

God bless you and yours this season!

Connie Rossini

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Reopening Detachment Course

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of you are confined to your homes much of the time and are looking for good content to read or view. I’ve decided to help you with both by re-opening my course Nothing Shall I Want: Peace Through Detachment.

Class starts June 1, 2020. You must register by midnight May 31 in order to join us. As with last time, a limited number of scholarships are available for those who cannot afford the course fee, which is currently $45.

If you took the course previously, please consider sharing this information with family and friends, or donating towards a scholarship for another student. God reward you!

More information, including the video summary of Christian Detachment: What, Why, and How? is available on the Landing Page.

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Video Course for Lent

A few years ago, I asked subscribers if they’d be interested in a digital retreat. At that time, interest did not seem to warrant the work involved. However, now that my Facebook group Authentic Contemplative Prayer has over 13,000 members, I decided the time was right. Instead of a retreat, I chose to create a course that you can watch on your own time.

For more information on the course and to sign up, click or tap here.

Please share this opportunity with your friends and family. I look forward to getting to know you better as we interact throughout the course.

Connie Rossini

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The Q & A Guide to Mental Prayer

Wondering what I’ve been doing since I haven’t been blogging? Writing a new book, of course! The Q & A Guide to Mental Prayer is now available on Amazon in paperback and ebook formats. It should be available at other online bookstores soon.

The Q & A Guide to Mental Prayer answers 125 questions on how, why, and when to pray, in accordance with the teaching of the Carmelite saints. Most of the questions came from the members of my Facebook group, Authentic Contemplative Prayer (which is where I hang out online these days). I answered them in a conversational tone, defining terms, and quoting from Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Francis de Sales, Ignatius of Loyola, the Catechism, and other sources.

Some of the questions included are:

  • What is mental prayer?
  • Is meditation the same thing as contemplation?
  • Is eastern meditation a help or a hindrance?
  • What is detachment?
  • What are the nine grades of prayer?
  • Do I really need a spiritual director?
  • How can I find time to pray?

Whether you are just beginning to practice mental prayer or are struggling to advance, you will find plenty of help in this book. It would be a great gift for priests, seminarians, and spiritual directors.

This is my favorite project since Trusting God with St. Therese.

Once again, here is the link to Amazon.

God keep you in His grace,

Connie Rossini