Spirituality

Contemplative Prayer Group

Contemplative Spirituality and Practice is the focus of the group. 

We work with various forms of contemplative prayer including Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, Anglican Rosary, walking meditation, and other practices. Contemplative prayer followed by a time of reflection -- listening to CDs by leading Christian Contemplative teachers, or study of sacred scriptures; and discussion/sharing. Our goal is to deepen our lives in Christ experientially, and to support each other as we take this experience into our daily lives and relationships. Some meditation/contemplative prayer experience is recommended, and a willingness to respect and engage the personal challenges that accompany spiritual growth. Group facilitator: Deborah Foster MATS, Obl OSB Cam. The group size is limited. There is an interview prior to admission to the group. Please apply through the Church Office.

Here are some great contemplative prayer links that Deborah reccommends.

Richard Rohr. Center for Action and Contemplation. The Rohr Institute. and The Living School.    https://cac.org/

 The Contemplative Society. Online resource for the teachings of the Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault.  http://www.contemplative.org/index.html

 Center for Spiritual Resources.  Christian Contemplative Resources such as Cynthia Bourgeault, Philip Newell, Barbara Brown Taylor, etc.  http://thecsr.org/

 Contemplative Outreach International. Fr. Thomas Keating OCSO, and Centering Prayer.  http://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/

 Contemplative Outreach for Greater Vancouver.  http://www.cogv.org/

 World Community for Christian Meditation.  Dom John Main OSB and Dom Laurence Freeman, OSB  http://wccm.org/

 Gratefulness.org.  Online home for Br. David Steindl-Rast OSB. Daily meditation, light a virtual candle, prayer of the hours, practice gratitude.  http://www.gratefulness.org/

 Spirituality and Practice.  Interfaith. Online retreats with contemporary teachers such as Cynthia Bourgeault, Thomas Moore, Kabir Helminski, Lawrence Kushner.  http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/

 Pray-as-you-go.  British Jesuits daily meditation. 10 to 15 minutes of guided Lectio Divina with music, for where ever you are in your day.  http://www.pray-as-you-go.org/home/

 Praxis. Resources for spiritual formation and contemplative living.   http://www.praxisofprayer.com/

 New Camaldoli Hermitage.  Benedictine Camaldolese community in Big Sur.   http://www.contemplation.com/

 Monastery of the Heart. Joan Chittister OSB and the Benedictine Sisters of Erie.  https://www.monasteriesoftheheart.org/

 Thomas Merton Society of Canada.  http://www.merton.ca/

 Calm Radio Many internet radio channels of music: meditative, classical, blues and jazz.   http://www.calmradio.com