The Gazette, Christian Murdock

The Gazette reported on our SoulCore classes at Divine Redeemer in the Sunday, March 10th edition of the newspaper. Reporter, Jennifer Mulson and photographer Christian Murdock attended a class to experience and capture images from our SoulCore class. Divine Redeemer is looking for hard copies of the article to include in our scrapbook. If you happen to have a hard copy, please drop it off at the parish office.

Classes at Divine Redeemer meet the first Tuesday of each month at 1:45pm and third Saturday of each month at 9:00am. All fitness levels are welcomed to attend. Please bring a mat or towel. Our next class is Tuesday, May 7, 1:45pm and Saturday, May 18, 9am.

SoulCore classes combine prayer, strengthening in Colorado Springs

By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com | Mar 10, 2024

Prayer does not always have to be on bent knee, hands clasped at your heart.

Prayer can also look like pushups.

Soft music plays as half a dozen women gather inside the parish office building at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church. They remove their shoes and unfurl their yoga mats in a circle around a few candles and a string of rosary beads.

“Be gentle,” says one woman to SoulCore instructor Mary Wilson. “I’ve never done this before.”

“There will be no tears because you’re in pain,” Wilson replies.

But there could be tears of emotion and devotion.

“SoulCore is combining the prayers of the rosary with strengthening and stretching exercises,” said Wilson, the only certified SoulCore instructor in Colorado. “It’s using the whole self in prayer. It’s prayer first, then rosary. Then the exercises are an invitation.”

For the full article and photos, visit SoulCore classes combine prayer, strengthening in Colorado Springs | Faith & Values | gazette.com