brian j plachta
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Published articles, interviews, reflections, and workshops to InJoy!

Hearing God's Summer Voice
Faith Magazine, June 2020

Finding Flow---a Workshop for Spiritual Directors
Saturday November 7, 2020
West Hartford, Connecticut
9 am to 3 pm

Finding Flow Workshop at Dominican Spiritual Life Center
Saturday, April 4, 2020 
Grand Rapids, MI
9 am to 3 pm

Finding Flow Through Spiritual Reading
Zoom Webinar
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Eastern Time)

How to Jump-Start Your Spiritual Life this New Year
Faith Magazine, January 2020

What Do You Do When You "Fail" as a Spiritual Director?
Presence---An International Journal of Spiritual Direction, December 2019

Handing on the Keys to LIfe's Deepest Treasures
Faith Magazine, September 2019

This is How We Do It---Order, Disorder, Reorder
Converge Magazine, May 2019

How Can We Honor and Love our Wives?
Faith Magazine, May 2019

Befriending Your Yearning for God
Converge Magazine, April 2019

How Your Dark Side Can Lead You to Wholeness.
Converge Magazine, April 2019

Simple Tests for Right Living
Converge Magazine, April 2019

Discover the Three C's of Letting Go
Converge Magazine, March 2019

Discover the Sacred Heart of You
Converge Magazine, February 2019

When You "Fail" as a Spiritual Director
Dominican Center at Marywood, January 21, 2019

All Day Men's Retreat: 
Discover a Rhythm of Life That's Life-Giving
St. Patrick's---Grand Haven Michigan
January 5, 2019

Does God Need to Be Worshipped? 
Converge Magazine, January 2019

Contemplation---the Hidden Gift of Christmas
Faith Magazine, December 2018

Practicing the Presence of God
  Faith Magazine, November 2018.

Three Ways to Swipe Away Negative Thinking
Converge, November 2018.

Aquinas College Presentation: Finding Flow
October 17, 2018

Pray the News---The Wise Response to Political Division
Converge, October 2018.

A Father's Blessing
Faith Magazine, June 2018

Eucharist, Gift of Easter 
Faith Magazine, April 2018.

Why I Wake Early
Spiritual Directors International, March 5, 2018

Centering Prayer Workshop
St. Patrick’s Men’s Group
Grand Haven, MI
December 2, 2017

Faith of Us Fathers
Faith Magazine, December 2017.

Bringing Back Civility 
WoodTV, October 26, 2017.

Dreams Coming True: A Men's Initiative Unfolds
Suzanne Woods Fisher Feature, May 15, 2014

Do You Have the Balls to Break the Man Code?
Journey to Manhood blogspot, June 30, 2012

Ask the Author---Pillars of Steel 
WGVSU--Shelly Irwin Interview, August 22, 2012

The "Man Code" and Pillars of Steel
Book Review--The Good Men Project, July 2, 2012

Morning of Conversations and Listening About Men's Spirituality;
Dominican Center at Marywood hosts assembly for men, October 29, 2011.

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