Spirituality is seeing the sacred in all things, viewing God’s hand in every aspect of creation.
In his book, What Makes Us Catholic, Thomas Groome argues that Catholicism does not have spirituality. Rather, it is spirituality. He writes of Catholic optimism, a lust for life, the central place of gratitude, rich imagination, celebration, and at the core, a sacramental view of life. The Catholic incarnational view of life that is centered in Jesus makes all life sacred, demanding respect, even awe. Life, then, is to be lived in a sense of gratitude, awe and respect.
Cultivating a life of prayer enables us to live in a sense of gratitude, awe, and respect. In addition to the sacramental life of the parish, particularly the Sunday Eucharist—the source and summit of our life in Christ—Holy Infant offers additional opportunities to nurture a life of prayer such as retreats, prayer groups, and the prayer network. For more information, please download Parish Chairs, Coordinators, & Contacts from the contacts page and search on "prayer."
Holy Infant embraces the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal: we are committed to doing things with compassion, humility and gentleness. Each year the parish sponsors formation opportunities for parishioners to grow in their understanding of Salesian spirituality. The Oblates of St. Francis de Sales are frequent speakers at HI-life Gatherings and other faith formation events. See Adult Faith Development Events and Flyers for a listing of events related to Salesian spirituality.