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St. Peter's Summer Spirituality Series Aug. 1:  Fitness for the soul

Jul 28, 2013
Source: Submitted The Rev. Paul Mast

The Rev. Paul Mast will lead a discussion, "Spiritual Direction as a Fitness Exercise for the Soul," from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, as part of St. Peter's weekly Summer Spirituality Series, held in the Parish Hall of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 211 Mulberry St. in Lewes.

Being physically fit today is a mega-industry. It promotes exercise, dieting, vitamins and even fitness coaching. What can apply to one’s body can also apply to one’s soul. It’s called spiritual fitness. It involves habits, gestures and practices that make human wholeness possible. This session will explore the spirituality of religious practices that feed an inner desire to grow into newness of faith and fullness of life.

Mast is a priest of the Diocese of Wilmington. Ordained in 1972, he has master’s degrees in religious education and theology from Fordham and Catholic universities, a doctorate in spirituality from the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Illinois and a certificate in spiritual direction from Neumann University in Aston, Pa. In addition to maintaining a regular spiritual direction practice, he published his first book, "Litanies and Legacies, Mystics & Mysteries" in 2009. Hi first novel, "Fatal Absolution," was published by Brighton Publishing and released in December 2012.

In addition to providing spiritual resources for those seeking greater understanding of their own religions, or learning about others, Seekers uses the net proceeds from its store to help those in need, including the Cape Henlopen Food Basket, Doctors Without Borders, and work in Haiti and Centro Infantil in San Miguel de Allende.

For hours, information, or a full listing of guest speakers, visit www.seekerslewes.com, or call 302-645-9916. To learn more about St. Peter's Episcopal Church, visit www.stpeterslewes.org or call 302-645-8479.

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