On day four of our centering prayer retreat, we listen to the words of Fr Thomas Keating. Wikipedia gives this bio of Fr Keating:
Fr. Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O. (born 7 March 1923) is a Trappist monk and priest, known as one of the architects of Centering Prayer, a contemporary method of contemplative prayer, that emerged from St. Joseph’s Abbey, Spencer, Massachusetts, in 1975. He was born in New York City and attended Deerfield Academy, Yale University, and Fordham University, graduating in December 1943. He is a founder of the Centering Prayer movement and of Contemplative Outreach.
During today we have four sessions of centering prayer so that we can get well into the practice which we hope will continue throughout the Orientation Programme. Today also, the Brothers will meet with the facilitating team on a one-to-one basis for a soul-friending conversation. Already they have met with the team on two previous occasions to share on how the retreat is going.