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St. John Bosco Church
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“Words stand between
silence and silence: between the silence of things and the silence
of our own being. Between the silence of the world and the silence
of God. When we have really met and known the world in silence,
words do not separate us from the world nor from other men, nor
from God, nor from ourselves because we no longer trust entirely
in language to contain reality.”
PRAYER FOR CONSCIENCE AND
By Joan Chittister,
lead us beyond ourselves
to care and protect,
to nourish and shape,
to challenge and energize
both the life and the world
You have given us.
God of light and God of darkness,
God of conscience and God of courage
lead us through this time
of spiritual confusion and public uncertainty.
Lead us beyond fear, apathy and defensiveness
to new hope in You and to hearts full of faith.
Give us the conscience it takes
to comprehend what we’re facing,
to see what we’re looking at
and to say what we see
so that others, hearing us,
may also brave the pressure that comes
with being out of public step.
Give us the courage we need
to confront those things
that compromise our consciences
or threaten our integrity.
Give us, most of all,
the courage to follow those before us
who challenged wrong and changed it,
whatever the cost to themselves.
Now Available for Individuals
Offered in partnership with
Spirituality & Practice, two online courses are now available anytime,
anywhere you have email and internet access.
The Contemplative Life
Program is an in-home, self-directed program for those who wish to
integrate practice, devotion, contemplative values and dispositions into
their every day life.
One may participate from
year-long subscriptions (seven booklet packages) or by purchasing
Read more about the program
on the website at
Scholarships are available
by emailing: email@example.com
Two new ways to learn the method of Centering Prayer: In-home package &
A training course for
opening to the presence of God
Contemplative Outreach and
Sounds True are pleased to present the first complete home study course
in learning Centering Prayer, the silent Christian prayer practice for
consenting to the presence and action of the Divine Indwelling. Based on
Matthew 6:6, as well as the teachings from the 14th-century text The
Cloud of Unknowing, John of the Cross and others, Centering Prayer is a
method that renews the contemplative Christian tradition of silence,
solitude and simplicity in opening and deepening one’s relationship with
This new training course is
useful for those who cannot attend an Introduction to Centering Prayer
in person, or for those who would like to refresh their prayer practice.
The course includes more than nine hours of guidance and teachings on CD
and DVD from Fr. Thomas Keating, Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler and Fr. Carl
The package contains: 6 DVDs
(7 hours, 36 minutes), 2 CDs (1 hour, 45 minutes), 1 Study Guide (91
pages). Currently on sale for $90.
Also available as a Sounds
True online course starting January 20, 2010.
This online course includes
all the content of the above Centering Prayer package, and,
additionally, three live teleconference with Fr. Thomas, Gail and Fr.
Carl, as well as community forums and a mentorship option. For more
information, click on the banner above.
Transformation in Christ
with Thomas Keating and Betty Sue Flowers
a DVD/Audio Series on the Spiritual Journey
We are very pleased to announce that the Heartfulness: Transformation in
Christ DVD/CD interview series with Fr. Thomas and Dr. Betty Sue Flowers
is now available.
For over 25 years Contemplative Outreach has been dedicated to
transmitting the living tradition of the contemplative Christian
heritage through the teachings of Father Thomas Keating, Centering
Prayer and through programs and offerings that support contemplation in
ordinary life. Heartfulness: Transformation in Christ condenses the
accumulated wisdom of Fr. Thomas' many years of teaching and practice
into nine essential areas for study, reflection and spiritual growth for
Fr. Thomas guides the viewer toward a profound understanding of the
contemplative dimension of the Gospel and its extraordinary implications
and applications for personal freedom and global peace. He explains that
the inherent human quest for happiness is itself the greatest proof of
Resources for the Practice of Forgiveness
Forgiveness: Growth in Love
praxis booklet and CD audio recording of the Forgiveness Prayer
This booklet contains daily readings, scripture passages, beautiful
images and suggested daily practices or meditations. The companion audio
CD includes a timed 20 period for Centering Prayer and a guided
meditation of the Forgiveness Prayer practice, narrated by Fr. Carl
Arico. $25 USD.
The Process of Forgiveness, by Fr. William Meninger, is an
exploration of the most complex but necessary facet of spiritual
life--forgiveness. $16.95 USD.
The Practices that bring the Fruits of Centering Prayer into Daily
Life DVD. There are many practices that help translate the effects
of Centering Prayer into daily life. Four of these practices -
Attention/intention; Lectio Divina; The Prayer of Forgiveness and The
Welcoming Prayer - are included in this set of 4 DVDs. Set Includes: -
Contemplative Service: Intention/Attention Practice with David Frenette,
34 min. - Lectio Divina Practice with Fr. Carl Arico, 32 min. - The
Prayer of Forgiveness with Sr. Bernadette Teasdale, 32 min. - The
Welcoming Prayer - The Human Condition with Sr. Bernadette Teasdale, 23
min. - The Welcoming Prayer Practice with Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler, 33
min. $59.00 USD. Also available on CD and VHS.
These titles, and more, are available in the
Type 'forgiveness' into the bookstore search field.
Source: e-News Bulletin,
March 19, 2009