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In May of 2012, DCM began to offer monthly breakfast conversations on topics as they relate specifically to men. Some of our upcoming speakers are Brian Plachta, Attorney and Spiritual Director; George Heartwell, Mayor of Grand Rapids; Father Phil Shangraw, long-time retreat director and GR Diocese priest; Charles Honey, freelance writer and religion columnist for The Grand Rapids Press/MLive Media Group; Rabbi Albert Lewis, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Emanuel, adjunct professor of Psychology and Gerontology at Aquinas College; and this is just to name a few of our upcoming presenters. Keep up to date on the OPEN PROGRAMS that are available for registration. We also invite you to LIKE DCM on our facebook page.
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Dominican Center at Marywood (DCM) is pleased to present Father Joachim Lally, CSP, as our Men's Spirituality Breakfast speaker for the month of June. DCM's fourth Wednesday of the month series offers men an opportunity to gather together for a hot breakfast, a presentation and conversation about a variety of spiritual topics as they relate specifically to men.
On June 27th, Father Joe's presentation, Discerning Life's Choices, will deal with a discovery of our true identity--who we are; and the discovery of what we need to pay attention to in our daily lives. The presentation will be related to Thomas Merton's True Self and False Self. Breakfast and program cost only $10.00 and will run from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. with continued discussion until 8:30 a.m. for those who are able to stay. See map at right for ease of access to DCM's parking lot on Lakeside Drive, NE.
About our Presenter
Father Joachim Lally, CSP was born in Memphis Tennessee in 1939 and was ordained as a Benedictine monk in 1965. After his ordination, he completed his MS in Counseling and ministered as a Guidance Counselor for Subiaco Academy Boarding School from 1966-68. For the following year, he worked as Assistant pastor for the University of Arkansas Newman Center in Fayetteville and was later in charge of an inner-city African American parish in St. Louis. Father Lally was accepted into the Paulist Novitiate in 1972. As a Paulist priest, “Father Joe” worked in Grand Rapids (1973-1976), Boston, MA (1976-2002), New York City (2002-2006) and as a member of the Mission Band of Paulist Fathers from 2006-2008. Father Lally is a practicing Certified Presenter of Centering Prayer through Contemplative Outreach. He has become well-known for his missionary work in the Dominican Republic (D.R.), having lead forty evangelization, construction and medical missions in the D.R. since 1990. He is the founder and director of the Spanish Language and Cultural Center, a total immersion program, in Santo Domingo (1985-1995). He is the founder and director of Adelante NYC,Inc. Father Joachim entered “Senior Ministry Status” with the Paulist Fathers on July 1, 2010 which allows him time to stay active in several ministries throughout the West Michigan area. He has practiced centering prayer in his own prayer life since 1976 A soft-spoken, kind and gentle spirit, he speaks for what is right and follows the call of God in all things. An accomplished artist in oil, pastels and watercolor, his musical talents are expressed in playing the piano and organ. When Father Lally has quiet time, he enjoys reading and stopping to “smell the roses” on leisurely strolls on God’s beautiful earth.
submitted: R Steers, Dominican Center at Marywood
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