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I just finished watching the Thomas Keating memorial Mass service streamed live from Denver, Co. I was deeply moved and often in tears of gratitude for the legacy he left us. His gift of Centering Prayer completely changed myself and my world view.
I met him once years ago at a day workshop in a Chicago church. He gave his talk sitting on the altar in a huge rocking chair. When the day was over we were invited to individually greet him. When it was my turn, I shook his hand and thanked him for the day. He graciously took my hand and smiled at me with love that for just a moment I was lost in that love. It was such a short encounter but I’ll always remember the felt sense of that moment and the well of love that poured out of his soft brown eyes and sweet smile.