What Is Samuel Group?
Samuel Group is a five month journey to help young adults learn how to make decisions according to God's will. Participants develop interior freedom through prayer and spiritual guidance. The group gives participants the tools to discover their own gifts and talents and teaches them how to use them in love and service in the Church and in the world.
Why Should I Consider Samuel Group?
Every Christian has a vocation, a special invitation from God to become holy and whole, to walk a unique, earthly path that leads ultimately to heaven. Each Samuel Group participant is encouraged to bring his or her unique questions, desires, strengths and weaknesses to God, and to learn to respond to His loving voice. Each discovers what he or she needs to do to know the Lord better, which in turn leads to a deeper knowledge of the true self and what it means to live in the joy of Christ.
What is the history of Samuel Group?
The program began in 1987, when Cardinal Martini of Milan, led a group of 100 young men and women on a spiritual journey to discover their call in life. Cardinal Martini's talks and spiritual direction were based on the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, a master in the Discernment of Spirits. Three of the current members of the Apostles of the Interior Life participated in Cardinal Martini’s program while discerning their own vocations, and finding it a very helpful tool, suggested that they might take Samuel Group to college students in the United Sates.
Cardinal Martini gave the Apos
tles of the Interior Life his blessing and encouraged them to teach discernment as part of their apostolate. Samuel Group has been offered for several years on different campuses, including the University of Illinois, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Kansas and Benedictine College in KS.
One Last Thing
Just as Pope John Paul II encouraged young people to devote one day each month to prayer and reflection, so too we Apostles of the Interior Life invite you to set aside a few hours on a Sunday afternoon in order to discover your vocation, your special call from God. We are happy for the opportunity to offer Samuel Group at Texas A&M and look forward to walking with you in your personal discernment journey.
1) To acquire a peaceful attitude about discernment
2) To open oneself to discovering God’s will through interior freedom
3) To develop balance among work, prayer, and other activities in one’s life
1) Participate fully and actively in all monthly meetings
2) Desire growth in and through the exercise of prayer
3) Reduce non-essential use of television and internet
4) Meet with a spiritual director at least once each month. (We can help you find a Spiritual Director if you do not have one).
The meetings will be composed of Lectio Divina, guided reflection, Adoration, a formation talk, and time for socializing.
Meetings will be at St. Mary’s Student Center from 1:30 - 4:30 PM on:
Sept 25, 2016
Oct 23, 2016
Nov 20, 2016
Jan 22, 2017
Feb 19, 2017
For More Information Contact
Sister Tatum at:
There is a $15 Materials Fee. Please pay via the online payment option.
Samuel Group 2015-2016