The Journey toward a Contemplative Lifestyle

As we come to the conclusion of the centering prayer retreat,we listened to Fr Thomas Keating on the method of centering prayer.  He  went through the four stages of the method again, clarifying some misconceptions that people might have.  He placed centering prayer in the context of our search for God, showing how this method helps to deepen our awareness of the spiritual dimension of life.  He explained also how by using this method we can more easily get in touch with our Real Self and gradually with the Divine.

Following this session, the group had the usual 20 minute session of centering prayer.

Finally, the Brothers shared how the retreat had impacted on them and what gifts they received during the five-days.

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