Sunday, 28 October 2018 - 11:02pm Author: Alexander Carter
From Dublin Ireland:
Two of his video taped workshops crossed my desk in 1998 as I was working for a television company in Ireland. I was requested to convert Thomas's two videos from NTSC (American Television Standard) to PAL (European Television Standard). This all needed to be done in real time and as such I watched both master tapes from start to finish.
Having previously read many sacred texts from various religious traditions and having participated in many spiritual endeavours I was ... Read more
Sunday, 28 October 2018 - 7:47pm Author: Connie - from Amherst, Massachusetts
I am so grateful for Father Thomas! He will always be in my heart!
Sunday, 28 October 2018 - 12:34pm Author: Sharron May - Frankfort, Michigan
Upon awakening on the morning of Father Keating's death for some 'mysterious' unknown reason, I was compelled to binge-watch his series on Love Matters. As I reflect and consider what it is I would like to express at this moment, I am reminded of the episode about playing games with God. I believe that best articulates my feeling: that I found Father Keating while we both playing a game of Hide & Seek with God. It's a field we've been playing in forever.
The depth of his impact on me is fatho... Read more
Sunday, 28 October 2018 - 12:29am Author: Matthew Riegel
I truly found God through Father Keating, and it is because of him and Father Merton, as well as St Thomas Aquinas, that I became a Catholic. Father Keating's spirit will be deeply and painfully missed.
I too wish to honor the life of this precious teacher whose life immeasurably impacted mine. I was guided by the Spirit to Centering Prayer in Jan 2017 and first heard Father Keating in the shared retreat with Father Richard Rohr called "Healing our violence through Centering Prayer". Then his 2 volume "The Contemplative Journey" helped me learn more on how to stay in this marvelous journey of knowing God through finding him in each moment, and learning to let go of our ego mind to allow the co... Read more
Saturday, 27 October 2018 - 7:31pm Author: Phil Jackson
"The ultimate complement to a teacher is that he is no longer needed".
Fr. Thomas, you have changed my life and given me a body of work to last for my lifetime. You have given me the tools to move on. Be at peace with the universe now. You are no longer needed by me and your students. But I will MISS you so much. And the world itself does need more of what you taught.
My first exposure to Fr Keating was in the early 1990s through the two-volume set of audio tapes entitled The Contemplative Journey. I was immediately drawn in by his wisdom, wit and humor. I listened to those tapes every day on my way to and from work, labeling my favorite ones with silver stars so I could easily locate segments and relisten, over and over. He shared so much of his own journey and so many of his stories I will never forget. I recall bursting out with laughter when he told the o... Read more
Saturday, 27 October 2018 - 4:30pm Author: Celina
Thank you, Fr. Keating, your teachings (which I received through books, audiobooks and YouTube videos) taught me so much! Contemplative prayer changed my life.
Hope to meet you in eternity…
Saturday, 27 October 2018 - 2:31pm Author: A, M
Thank you Father.
Saturday, 27 October 2018 - 2:15pm Author: Judy Sharer
All that is in me sings "Holy, holy, holy" as I sit in everlasting gratitude for Fr. Thomas and his teachings. And I smile as I remember his words from last year's conference "Practice, practice, practice". Amen!