Mariandale’s Contemplative Formation Program provides a unique experiential and educational opportunity… This program is for those who yearn to live from a centered place amidst their daily busyness, the desire to bring the fruits of stillness into their ministries and works of justice, or wish to be with others who are serious about awakening to deeper consciousness and an interior life.
Grounded in the richness of silence and Christian contemplative tradition, the program will invite participants into an exploration of their relationship to the Holy and to their own deeper Selves, through study, dialogue and myriad contemplative practices, while encouraging a deepened appreciation of their own faith tradition.
Dates & Times: Includes an Orientation (Sept. 20 or 22); Five weekends (In 2018: Sept. 28 to 30; Nov. 9 to 11; In 2019: April 5 to 7; May 17 to 19; and June 7-9), and a Monthly group.
Application deadline: July 30, 2018.
Team and Presenters: Bruce Baker, M. Div., Don Bisson, FMS, D. Min., Janet Corso, MA, Gaynell Cronin, MA, Jack Rathschmidt, OFM Cap., PHD
Fee: $1,990 for a year-long program, payable in 3 parts.
To Register: Please download and print this Application Form (pdf) for the 2018-2019 Contemplative Formation Program. Fill in pertinent information, answer all questions, and submit with requisite paperwork to apply. All information is included on the form.
Please note that the Application Deadline is July 30, 2018.
“Deep calls to deep.” Psalms 47:7
Participants will explore such areas as contemplation and: The everyday and ordinary, the psychodynamics of spirituality, practices of stillness and awareness, scripture, bring justice in the world, the mystical tradition. through the topics of: the Transformative Journey; Holy Listening and Discernment; Love and Conscious Suffering; Healing, Compassion and Gratitude; and contemplative Life and Ministry.
Wherever you turn, there you will find God’s footprints.”-Jean Pierre de Caussade