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For Thomas Keating: Your Prayers and Stories


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Share a prayer for Fr. Thomas Keating or a story about what he and his teachings have meant in your life.
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Great and beloved master. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Although I've kissed the Blarney Stone in Ireland, I find it difficult to express my deepest gratitude, my unabashed love and the innermost depths of my heart on the occasion of Blessed Thomas Keating's entrance into Life Eternal. I have never met him personally but the transmission of his Light, of his Presence, of his humility, of his Spiritual Authority over the years through the videos has been great. I feel he knows me, somehow! I 'know' him! I first listened to The Contemplative Journ... Read more
All of Heaven has joyfully greeted a new Saint on 10/25/2018. We love you and are in deep gratitude Dear Fr. Thomas for your many gifts to us. You have surely touched, and will continue to touch, the hearts of so many souls with your inspiration, your deep wisdom, your role-modeling, your humbleness, your gentleness, and mostly your powerful love you have chosen to share with our world. You accomplished much as you lived your calling and made us all better persons, individually and collectively,... Read more
Meeting Father Thomas was, for me, sheer delight and somewhat discombobulating. He'd come to give a retreat in northern Kentucky maybe ten years ago, and the night before, we three Centering Prayer friends caravanned from Louisville to stay at the retreat house. Later that night we crept quietly down to the bottom of the stairs, in our PJ's, as he was speaking to a fund-raising dinner at the end of the hallway. We clutched each other with glee like children catching Santa Claus, peering through ... Read more
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I will miss your humor and your wisdom. But I feel your loving presence will remain with us all.
My prayer life was radically changed along with my personal relationship with our ever present God when Fr. Keating came to teach Centering Prayer at the Franciscan Renewal Center. He loved us into a contemplative prayer process I had been longing for. My love and deep gratitude for his sweetness and sense of humor.
Thank you so much for your teachings, your warmth and your enthusiasm. I owe you so much. Thank you, Fr. Thomas! Dasha Queensland, Australia
I am so blessed having been introduced to Centering Prayer 18 years ago in Beaverton, Oregon. Fr. Keating, centering prayer has transformed my life, and I thank you and the other monks who were inspired by the Holy Spirit to share this prayer with us. The first time I met you in a small group and centered with you felt like I was close to God. Every time I wrote a note to you over the years to express my gratitude for you I was impressed that you sent back a note back to me of your own gratitud... Read more
I miss you from the very depths of my soul.You brought me back from lapsed faith and lit a fire of hope in my heart almost twenty years ago.Thank you.

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