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The Living Flame

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
31 days
Eastern US

Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center

303 Tunxis Road
06107 West Hartford , CT
United States
Connecticut US
Contact Name: 
Mike Smoolca
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Application for LIVING FLAME FORMATION for FALL 2018

Holy Family and Contemplative Outreach of Connecticut are teaming up to offer this program beginning in the fall of 2018. Living Flame is a two year Contemplative Formation Program that has been offered nationally by Contemplative Outreach Ltd. since 1993. The two-year Living Flame program was last completed in Connecticut in 2014 – 2016.

This Contemplative Formation program includes seven full-day Saturday sessions offering in-depth spiritual study presented by commissioned presenters from the various Contemplative Outreach Service Teams located around the United States. Designed to teach the vital conceptual background needed to support a faithful practice of Centering Prayer, the program also:

  • offers encouragement and support in a small community setting;
  • heightens the awareness of the purification process;
  • helps discern when psychological skills can be helpful tools;
  • and provides the opportunity to give and receive spiritual companionship.

Participants are asked to commit to attend all 7 sessions of Living Flame. In addition, we highly recommend that Participants have an established Centering Prayer practice of at least 1 year. People with less than a 1 year practice will be considered based upon a brief interview. In order to ensure consistent background for all those attending, we recommend Participants who have not done so recently to attend Introductory Workshops in Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina which are being offered regularly at Holy Family.

Applications being accepted at:

Kindly Apply by 1/15/2018