“The presence of God penetrates us, is all around us, and is always embracing us.” Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O.
The spiritual journey is never a solitary one. The contemplative, in particular, needs the support of others who accept a similar path of living more fully from and into the presence of the God who is “always embracing us.”
For all past participants of the Center at Mariandale’s Contemplative Formation program, this follow up program of five sessions will continue to deepen the contemplative experience, refresh the focus and intention to contemplative living and prayer, and give the needed support of a contemplative community. At least two team members each session will explore in depth a particular contemplative topic in an atmosphere of silence and prayer. The weekday overnight experience will include presentations, practices and small groups. Sign up for an individual sessions or all five.
Date & Time: Wednesdays, at 6pm through Thursdays at 4pm:
Oct. 16 – 17, 2019, The Place of Joy in the Contemplative Journey
Nov. 13 – 14, 2019 Engaging the World as a Contemplative
Feb. 19 – 20, 2020, Addiction and the Grace of Contemplative Practices
March 18 – 19, 2020, Aging as a Contemplative Practice
April 22 – 23, 2020 Sacred Relationships and Contemplative Forgiving
Team Members: Bruce Baker, M. Div., Don Bisson, FMS, D. Min., Janet Corso, MA, Gaynell Cronin, MA, Jack Rathschmidt, OFM Cap., PHD
Fee: $175 per session, $500 for 3 sessions, or $800 for all 6 sessions (commuter rate $125 per session)