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Centering Prayer and the Mystical Imagination – via Zoom
October 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$30.00
Contemplative Outreach Chicago’s 2022 One-Day Fall Workshop
presented by Carl McColman
“Be still and know that I am God” is a promise from the Psalms: a promise that God may be known through stillness, silence, and contemplation. But how do we truly know God — and how does stillness truly invite us into this deeper way of knowing?
By weaving the wisdom of Centering Prayer with insights from Christian mystics like Julian of Norwich, Ignatius of Loyola and Thomas Merton, we can discover how silent prayer is more than just a way to consent to the Spirit’s presence in our lives: it is a tool for interior transformation and deep intuitive insight. When we learn to rest in the silence of Centering Prayer, we learn how to be more truly human — a Christlike presence for healing and hope in our troubled world.
Think of this day as a mini-retreat in your own home. When we gather on Zoom, we will have time for Centering Prayer, for spiritual exercises in the tradition of Ignatian spirituality, along with conversation about how to integrate these practices into our daily life, in response to the call of divine love.
About Carl McColman:
Our facilitator is the author of many books, including Eternal Heart and The Big Book of Christian Mysticism. Based in Atlanta, he is a popular retreat leader, teacher, and spiritual director. Carl is a lay Cistercian, a commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer Introductory Workshops, and a popular blogger, podcaster and retreat leader. Visit Carl online at www.anamchara.com