Voices of the Community

Voices of the Community

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  YOUR TABLE I missed You yesterday‚Ķ.and the week before.The world‚Äôs things intervened: a computer snag,no time to have it fixed except on Sunday morning,the week before it was a [...]

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Greetings Contemplative Outreach Community, There is a new and powerful movement of the Spirit in our community.  We are evolving toward a new level of consciousness ‚Äì not only as [...]

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  Contemplative Outreach Dublin has been in existence for 10 years and currently has 11 active volunteers on the team. As autumn approaches it signals the time for preparing for [...]

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Fr. Thomas speaks to the different levels of awareness in his chapter on “The Four Consents,” in Invitation to Love: “Each time one consents, one comes closer to transforming union [...]

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  Is prayer a retreat for you into a separate place where you find rest and peace?  If so, why do you not find peace, wholeness and harmony in your [...]

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Last year, at the invitation of renowned Cistercian monk Fr. Thomas Keating, four of among the most prominent living western Christian contemplative teachers gathered in Snowmass at St. Benedict’s Monastery. [...]

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“God loves me!” Father Tom began our eight-day silent retreat with Pope Francis’ request to Christians to reflect on this, and so we entered into silence at Mount St. Anne’s. [...]

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When I lean into the first impressions I had of the meeting with the Board and the Transition Advisory Team in San Antonio this past May 2017, the words that [...]

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When I was a junior in high school I took a class on world literature.  We read many great novels, such as Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, All Quiet on [...]

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As I read the latest “Voices of the Community” articles from the current Contemplative Outreach e-bulletin, I noticed something I had not seen before . . . one could go [...]

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Contemplative Outreach of Chicago recently launched a new program known as Living Wisdom, to give interested members an opportunity to explore ‚Äúthe wisdom tradition.‚Äù  So far, the program has offered [...]

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A nippy spring morning in May, Harsh winds and arc-like rains Finally subsided, Overdue cleanups, lengthy lawns, Untilled gardens and untold repairs await. 6 weeks ago we celebrated the Paschal [...]

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[The Governing Board held an in-person meeting January 6-10, 2017and follow-up conference call on January 24, 2017.] Greetings from the Governing Board and the Transition Advisory Team! I write as [...]

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HORIZON
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I look our across fog.Gray ocean meets gray sky,and I think of my young friend,cancer battle in full force,of my struggle to accept. There’s no line drawnbetween here and there,and [...]

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Is humility to look down at others, wear not too lavish clothes, not standing up for yourself?  I think that humility is to take a break from our personality and [...]

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Facilitating is a ministry that empowers people and enables group process. As a ministry, it helps group members to become more aware and more loving. Empowering others in this way is [...]

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Union
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I sometimes wonderas I see the early morning frost.Could it be that the blanket of white that covers everything Is compassion?And the sky’s soft glow after sunset is empathy?Could it [...]

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As the story is told, Brigid went to the King of Leinster to tell him she needed land upon which to build a monastery. “You do, you do,” replied the [...]

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             Well, just what is Centering Prayer? Is it OK for a Catholic to engage in this practice?              I often hear these, or similar questions asked. Now that I [...]

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“The Lord said, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord,for the Lord is about to pass by.'”– 1 Kings 19: 9,11 The [...]

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I sit on my porch,glimpse through the open doora painting, “Morning for Writing Letters”,a flask of coffee, the back of a chair,a blue and rust-colored afghanon the back of the [...]

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At the initiative of Thomas Keating, the founder of Contemplative Outreach, the founders of three other major Christian contemplative organizations were invited to meet with him in early October at [...]

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During a recent Centering Prayer retreat at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado, I ventured forth on an afternoon hike, scrambling up a steep cliff to check out some rock [...]

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“I became aware of how powerful Centering Prayer was because it was a container for my consenting to not only God’s presence in my life, but also God’s action in [...]

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Shutters
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Through the shutters of my soulsunlight rarely shines.Her voice demanded obedience,blocked out the light of childhood.As I grew older I replaced it with worries. On this rainy dayin a retreat [...]

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