This day-long immersion will explore the ways contemplation can support the healing of our planet. Participants will explore methods of prayer to awaken to God’s presence in the natural world to help us better care for creation in our daily lives. The day will include periods of silence, “forest bathing,” and mindful exploration. Participants will
The theme of this Good Friday Centering Prayer Vigil will be The Seven Last Words of Christ with Reflections from Julian of Norwich's "Revelations of Divine Love." Each word will be observed with twenty minutes of Centering Prayer. Each participant is invited to bring a hand-held cross. After the last word we will hold up
“The stories people tell have a way of taking care of them. If a story comes to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive." - Barry Lopez in Crow and Weasel All of us have myriad
The Franciscan Center and Contemplative Outreach of Tampa Bay presents The Lectio Divina Retreat With Julie Saad Location: The Franciscan Center, 3010 N. Perry Ave. Tampa, FL 33603 Dates: April 22-23, 2022. Times: Friday: check-in @4 p.m. EST.; Dinner, CP prayer & Orientation from 5:00-7:30 p.m. EST Saturday: Breakfast @8 a.m.; Prayer and (3) Teaching
Half-Day Centering Prayer Retreat via Zoom Wednesday, Apr 27th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Central Daylight Time offered by the Church of Conscious Harmony There will be Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, Prayerful Movement, and Silence & Solitude. All are welcome to register to participate in this half-day retreat. There is no cost. Donations are joyfully
In this introductory workshop, you will learn the ancient method and principles of Centering Prayer practice in a quiet, reflective atmosphere. We will cover the history, psychology, and theology of the practice. Two prayer sessions and a question and answer session are included. Please see the link below for more information and registration.
The Welcoming Prayer is an incarnational method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to people and events in daily life. This “consent-on-the-go” embodied practice deepens our relationship with God as we move through the ordinary activities of our day, helping us to stay in the presence of God
Spring is a time for renewal. Rejuvenate your spirit with a quiet morning of Centering Prayer and silence. The morning provides time for communal prayer, a contemplative walk, private journaling and reflection, and ends with a period of Lectio Divina. This event is open to beginners as well as those experienced in contemplative prayer or
Among the great luminaries of the Christian spiritual tradition, the modern master, Thomas Merton, shines a penetrating light upon our challenging lives and times. More than half a century after his death, Merton grows in stature and relevance as a pattern of integral ecological consciousness becomes evident throughout his written corpus as its complexity and
This event is both in-person and via Zoom. “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” (Mt 28:11) Centering Prayer, a Christian form of meditation, is a way to become more receptive to the Holy Spirit’s presence in our life, supporting, inspiring and leading us. Centering prayer
Do you do and feel things you don’t want to? Do you long to connect with God exactly as you are and not as you “should” be? Join therapist Jenna Riemersma as she explains why all parts of you are welcome and guides you into a deeply transformational connection with the Divine. This day is
Hosted by Contemplative Outreach of Chicago Notes of Rest is a musical-textual retreat, which places meditations from a Bible passage and writings from Black contemplatives on a bed of music, cultivating stillness, introspection, and creativity in communities so that all may find rest. The approach may be thought of as a kind of "Musica Divina,"