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Word of the Week for 2019

When time began, 
the Word was 
there 
and the Word was face to face with God, 
and the Word was God.

- John 1:1

Fr. Thomas stated in The Mystery of Christ, "The Liturgical Year focuses on the three great theological ideas that form the heart of Christian revelation: divine light, life and love. They constitute the gradual unfolding of what we mean by grace, God's gratuitous sharing of the divine nature with us. … They are expanded in order to be studied and savored one by one, the better to search out and assimilate the divine riches contained in each of them. Divine light is then experienced as wisdom, divine life as empowering and divine love as transforming. 

"… The liturgy teaches and empowers us, as we celebrate the mysteries of Christ, to perceive them not only as historical events, but as manifestations of Christ here and now. Through this living contact with Christ, we become icons of Christ, that is, manifestations of the Gospel in the shifting shapes, forms and colors of daily life.

"The consciousness of Christ is transmitted to us in the liturgy according to our preparation. The best preparation for receiving this transmission is the regular practice of contemplative, which refines and enhances our capacity to listen. … When we are properly prepared, it grasps our attention at every level of our being and the special grace of the feast is, in fact, communicated."

We invite you to join with us in 2019 for Word of The Week, a weekly contemplative view into liturgy, with reflections and sometimes videos of Thomas Keating, and practice suggestions for daily life. There will also be an option to participate in a weekly Zoom-video prayer group beginning February 13.

The program is free and open to all.  A donation of $95 is suggested for the year and all donations are gratefully accepted

Additional past Word of the Week 2019 messages is available here.

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