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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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Reading on Fr. Keatings literature and practicing contemplative meditation leads me into deeper union with God and with one another. He was persistent in bringing light into the mind set of human being, to set free the body, mind and soul into broader outlook with regards to beliefs and faith, into knowing the whole of God.
Gott ist Geist. Danke, Father Thomas, für Ihr Sein.
I met Father Keating and M. Basil Pennington at a weekend retreat held in Spenser, MA. Our Harvard Divinity School class on meditation, led by Harvey Cox, had to read Morton’s work, Contemplative Prayer and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpches book on Spiritual Materialism. We spent a weekend retreat steeped in both traditions and then had to write a paper on which tradiron we embraced as a life practice and why. Over 40 years later, I am still practicing Centering Prayer, using the Centering Prayer App a... Read more
Though I had never met Fr. Thomas in person, his teachings on centering prayer as a method of prayer was a great turning point in my life and quite literally saved my sanity beginning in 2005. The Lord had led me on a path where I could no longer pray with words and had no desire for them; though I also experienced deep intimacy. I did not understand what was happening and at times would rest in the quiet of deep inner pray without words and at other times be deeply afraid that something was m... Read more
As with all of you, Fr. Thomas and Centering Prayer have changed and enriched our lives so very much. We are so blessed to have had him as a mentor and friend. I would like to post a lighter remembrance of him. Having met him in the early 1980's as Contemplative Outreach and some of its programs such as Living Flame were being formed, we were very blessed to have him stay at our home several times. I remember one occasion in the early morning after my husband, John, had gone to his office, i... Read more
P.S. My location is Sedalia, Colorado
I am on retreat this weekend and picked up your book “Awakenings” from the retreat house library. This book is very insightful and bringing me to better understanding of our Lord Jesus Christ. While at dinner tonight, another retreatant mentioned to me that you had recently passed on to be with Our Father. God rest your soul. You have left a legacy of beauty and truth behind. Thank you for lighting the path a little brighter for us to follow.