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Online Morning Retreat: “By Their Fruits You Will Know Them,” led by Julie Saad

June 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


“How do you know you are being transformed? Usually, either you or someone else in your life starts to notice that something has changed, something is different in your daily life, how you approach relationships, conflict, work, chores, loss, emotional turmoil. Transformation is about becoming who you are—not your idea of who you are, but God’s idea of who you are. Consenting to be transformed does not mean that life is somehow all of a sudden easy, be we start to realize that we are not alone in this project and may even start to experience the peace that comes from interior silence.”
– Julie Saad, Contemplative Life: Discovering Our Path into the Heart of God

In this workshop we will be taking a deeper dive into Thomas Keating’s teaching about the transformation we experience with a regular practice of Centering Prayer, in other words, the fruits of Centering Prayer. Topics will include the unloading of the unconscious, our basic core of goodness, dismantling the emotional programs for happiness, restructuring of consciousness, the transforming union, and interior silence. In addition to our time together in Centering Prayer, we will experience some practical contemplative prayer practices that will help us to recognize and consent to God’s transforming action in our lives.

Morning program will include one session of Centering Prayer along with a brief Lectio and one or two guided meditations.

Please register using the link below.

Offered freely, although contributions ($20 suggested) towards our programming costs are greatly appreciated: https://contemplativeoutreachnova.com/donations


June 10, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Internet – Online
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Contemplative Outreach of Northern Virginia (CONOVA)
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