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Friday, September 12, 7- 8 pm: "Joy Hour" (like Happy hour, only better!) Julianne will present an energizing presentation, "Hello, I'm your Best Self." Beverages, snacks, laughter, FREE, limited seating - must pre-register! 612-929-0725, or email julianne@spiritualjoyinstitute.com
Can you list the values that make you tick? In this interactive hour you will learn:

  • Your own personal top ten values
  • How NOT living in your values keeps you from becoming your best self
  • How knowing (and choosing) your values helps you reach your own potential

Wednesday, September 17, 7 - 8 pm:"Hello, I'm your Best Self" Tele-class! This is for those living outside of MN (or metro area) who would like to "attend" the very popular presentation. FREE, limited - must pre-register! 612-929-0725, or email julianne@spiritualjoyinstitute.com
Can you list the values that make you tick? In this interactive hour you will learn:

  • Your own personal top ten values
  • How NOT living in your values keeps you from becoming your best self
  • How knowing (and choosing) your values helps you reach your own potential

 

"Spiritual Joy is Joy with a capital 'J.'

imageIt is God's life abiding in you. It is an awareness that lasts. It is something added to any other happiness you might be feeling at any given moment. It is important to realize that you are responsible for your own happiness. Since Spiritual Joy is the basis of true happiness, you can begin to take responsibility for achieving this Joy. What is needed is the simple desire to love and enjoy God. Joy can fill you with a deep satisfaction, which will abide with you on good days and bad. Eternal bliss may be a distant goal, but you don’t have to wait until you reach Heaven to enjoy your precious life. You can begin right now." ~Father John Catoir

The Spiritual Joy Institute (SJI) was started when Father John Catoir and Julianne Schwietz met at a conference at Notre Dame. Fr. Catoir's aim is indeed to help "elevate aspirations" to live a more Joy filled life. Julianne, Director of the Spiritual Joy Institute, works with the purpose of creating workshops and classes to help Christians find their way to Joy.

The People of Joy workshop is the first program to introduce adults to the concept of Spiritual Joy. At SJI, we have developed a series of workshops around the content of each of Fr. Catoirís Joy Trilogy books. People going through these workshops are called "Joy Communities," based on God's desire for us to love one another in community.

The mission of The Spiritual Joy Institute is to spread the knowledge that God's greatest desire for His people is that we experience Joy in living, due to His unconditional love and acceptance of us.

Our vision at The Spiritual Joy Institute is to see individuals become People of Joy and for Joy Communities to grow and connect across the country and the world.


The need for Spiritual Joy training and community support is vast today.

Without it, people hesitate to allow themselves to experience Joy and instead are weighted down by guilt, shame, or a negative outlook in their lives. Having full knowledge and understanding of God's desire for His people to live joyfully gives hope and permission to people to seek ways to live in fulfillment.

You can help spread Spiritual Joy by introducing others to this first step toward Heaven while living Joyfully here on Earth!

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