Formation Course: "The Journey to God" - Registration Open!

Nov 7, 2019

Ralph Martin Leads This 3-Week Formation Course in January

We will be running a formation course in January 2020 entitled, "The Journey to God.” The course follows the path that someone would take from initial conversion to sainthood and describes the different stages on that journey into the Heart of Love and into the fulfillment of all desire. Drawing upon the teaching of seven Spiritual Doctors of the Church, Ralph Martin presents a study of the journey to God. This course provides encouragement and direction for the pilgrim who desires to know, love, and serve our Lord.

There a three talks in this course and they are as follows:

Talk 1: "The Purgative Way” | January 16, 2020

Talk 2: "The Illuminative Way” | January 23, 2020

Talk 3: "The Unitive Way” | January 30, 2020

Register using the form at the bottom of this page or by clicking on the link below.

The evening will begin at 7:00pm and end at 8:30pm. The location is the Church. Snacks and beverages will be provided after the session on the 30th. There is currently no childcare scheduled.

The speaker for this course is Ralph Martin. Ralph is the president of Renewal Ministries (, an organization devoted to Catholic renewal and evangelization. Renewal Ministries is the sponsor of The Choices We Face, a widely viewed weekly Catholic television and radio program distributed throughout the world, and engages in a wide variety of mission work in more than thirty countries.

Ralph also is the director of Graduate Theology Programs in Evangelization and a professor of theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit ( He holds a doctorate in theology from the Angelicum University in Rome.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed Ralph as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, and he continues to serve in this capacity. Ralph also was appointed as a theological expert for the Synod on the New Evangelization.

He is the author of the widely read The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints, and many books on spirituality and evangelization, such as Will Many Be Saved? What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization, and The Urgency of the New Evangelization, as well as many articles in scholarly and popular publications.

Ralph and his wife, Anne, reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and have six children and seventeen grandchildren.

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