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We embrace the process of transformation in Christ, both in ourselves and in others, through the practice of Centering Prayer.

One Step

Voices of Community

We gather at the noon hour
Morning choices made, now past;
Silence at table, sit wondering
If the insights will last.

I've been here many times before
Well, in this kind of holy place;
Impatient as I return to 'life'
As if transformation were more a race.

This time around it's different
A palpable gentleness of hand;
Walking me forward, one step, one step
Whispering to "trust wherever I land".

Fr. Keating's visit on Sunday
Humbled us, reflecting on his choices;
One step, one step, listening and creating
The Silent Prayer, our souls' true voices.


By Susan Harman, October 2013
Intensive Retreat, Snowmass, CO
Inspired by "A Rising Tide of Silence"

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