May you travel in an awakened way, gathered wisely into your inner ground; that you may not waste the invitations which wait along the way to transform you. — John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us
The contemplative is invited to a life of ongoing pilgrimage; to drink from the well of our experience and to trust in the promise of life-giving waters, even when “stone and grit block the well and God is buried beneath.” What sustains us as we journey? What practices have been helpful to us? What have been our challenges as we live into the contemplative journey?
We will explore some themes from the journeys of Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, and Mother Theresa, all pilgrims and guides for us in our contemporary world.
This day-long gathering is for those who have participated in the Contemplative Formation program, and will include presentations, times of silence and reflection, as well as opportunities to share in small groups. In preparation for the day, you are encouraged to read one of the following to gain insight into the lives of some of our fellow journeyers: Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty; The Intimate Merton: His Life from His Journals; or Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light. Come be renewed, refreshed, and reconnected!
Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Presenters: Bruce Baker, Annemarie O’Connor
Fee: $75 (includes lunch)
Please register and pay in full by Oct. 25