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Fr. Thomas Keating and Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler recorded a special blessing and encouragement for the new year, especially for those who are joining this year-long program, an excerpt of which can be found here (about 2 minutes). A longer message from Fr. Thomas for the yearlong series subscribers is available as part of the Word of the Week offering (see below).
We invite you to join with us in making 2015 a time to reboot and reinvigorate our individual and community practices, all the while connected to a worldwide community of spiritual companions practicing and consenting to the contemplative life together.
We are also excited to be featuring the art of William Congdon throughout the Way of Silence online retreat series, because he had a deep, inspired relationship with Christ, dedicating his work to God for over 30 years of his life, even living near monasteries in Italy for over 20 years. Through this inspired art, our online community will continue the practice of Visio Divina, gazing and "listening" for transmissions of the Spirit that inform and inspire our personal journeys.
The year-long subscription series for $150 includes the following retreats and community opportunities.
- Silence and the Spiritual Journey with Thomas Keating: A Lenten Retreat: February 18 – April 3. Includes new audio teachings from Fr. Thomas.
- Silence and Centering Prayer with Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler and Carl J. Arico: September 7 – October 2
- Silence Night, Holy Night: A Retreat for Advent: November 27 – December 25
- Word of the Week & Practice Group - Year-long subscribers will receive a weekly meditation for reflection (using the practice of Lectio Divina and Visio Divina). Connection and sharing with a worldwide community happens in an online Practice Group. This weekly reflection began January 4 - join us now!
If you are not interested in the year-long series which includes the Word of the Week, you may sign-up for any one of the three individual retreats above. Just click on the individual links to sign-up.