Category: Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative Prayer and Action

Contemplative prayer and action – life under the direct influence of the Seven Gifts of the Spirit (counsel,prudence, fortitude, reverence, wisdom, understanding, knowledge – is the gospel program for human health, wholeness, and transformation. (IG 74) : Fr. Thomas Keating.Intimacy

Foundations of Contemplative Living

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The Practice of Welcoming Prayer

The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life. The purpose of the Welcoming Prayer is to deepen our relationship with God through

Contemplation as Letting Go

Contemplation as Letting Go Friday, September 2, 2016 It’s really hard to “sell” contemplation because it’s precisely like selling nothing. For Americans, contemplative prayer is counter-intuitive. Even worse, it is, at least for me, a daily practice of assured failure!

Running A Race With Your Eyes On the Goal.

Fr. William Meninger Homily_August 13, 2016 and  a guided meditation from Cardinal John Newman (Prayer used by Mother Theresa) Homily  The readings this morning are complicated and diverse so I would like to focus on just one important line from

Contemplative Prayer and the Birthright to what is already within you

Contemplative prayer is the change that changes everything. It’s not telling you what to see, but teaching you how to see. And when you know how to see, you’re home free. You’re indestructible. When you know how to see in

What is Contemplative Prayer?

Renewing the Understanding of the Contemplative Tradition

Father Carl Arico wrote a series of questions and answers about the richness of Contemplative Prayer, Centering Prayer and the role of Contemplative Outreach. I highly recommend you read his article: Renewing the Understanding of the Contemplative Tradition