In the first semester a working definition of spirituality will be identified. Areas that assist or inhibit spiritual growth will be reviewed. The current understanding of how human growth affects spiritual growth will be studied. The concept of the desert as it has evolved and its place in current spirituality will be reviewed. In addition, the course will examine how spirituality impacts our concept of time, sports, addiction, and sexuality. The importance of spirituality in discernment, architecture and liturgy will be studied.