Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina, literally meaning "divine reading," is an ancient practice of praying the Scriptures. During Lectio Divina, the practitioner listens to the text of the Bible with the "ear of the heart," as if he or she is in conversation with God, and God is suggesting the topics for discussion. The method of Lectio Divina includes moments of reading (lectio), reflecting on (meditatio), responding to (oratio) and resting in (contemplatio) the Word of God with the aim of nourishing and deepening one's relationship with the Divine.

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat
Date: 
Sat, 27 Mar 2010
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Pacific West Coast US

This Friday evening to Sunday afternoon silent retreat is sustained by multiple periods of Centering Prayer, chant, lectio divina, meditative walking interspersed with periods for reading or rest. We intentionally create an environment that supports our Centering Prayer practice.

Retreat facilitators are Bob Delestrada and Charlotte Thompson.

Cost is $225.00

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Melissa Wright
Contact Phone: 
360-438-2595

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 01 Nov 2019
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Pacific West Coast US

This Friday evening to Sunday afternoon silent retreat is sustained by multiple periods of Centering Prayer, chant, lectio divina, meditative walking, interspersed with periods for reading or rest. We intentionally create an environment that supports our Centering Prayer practice.

Retreat facilitators are Bob Delestrada and Charlotte Thompson.

Cost is $225.00

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Melissa Wright
Contact Phone: 
360-438-2595

Nine Month Course

Nine Month Course
Date: 
Fri, 27 Sep 2019
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Eastern US

This Nine-Month Course enables one to practice contemplative living according to one’s own lifestyle.  Formation is offered in contemplative prayer, lifestyle and activity through:

¨ Deepening our experience of Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, the Active Prayer, Logging, the “Welcoming Prayer” Practice and Spiritual Reading

¨ Nurturing the contemplative dimension of one’s lifestyle by exercising discernment, simplicity, forgiveness, integrity and commitment.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Cathy McCarthy
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
845-534-5180

Praying with the Eyes of the Heart

Series: 
Voices of Community

Minnesota Contemplative Outreach sponsored an event called “Praying with the Eyes of the Heart.”  We gathered at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and began with Centering Prayer and then went in groups of four into the museum, each group guided by a “museum sage.” ... 

Minnesota Contemplative Outreach sponsored an event called “Praying with the Eyes of the Heart.”  We gathered at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and began with Centering Prayer and then went in groups of four into the museum, each group guided by a “museum sage.”