Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton, with Living Your Deepest Desires
This is a different program from last year by the same editors. If you joined us last year it will continue your spiritual journey. If you are new this is a perfect place to start. This program will gently lead participants on a journey toward spiritual transformation and a more contemplative peace-filled life. Contemplative living is a way of responding to our everyday experience by consciously attending to our relationships. It deepens our awareness of our connectedness to others and this becomes a meaningful direction in our lives. Bridges does not require an academic background in theology or spirituality. The program will involve weekly readings and time for reflection questions that will be discussed in small groups that will meet in homes or the Parish Center. The times are listed below. Register online or in the Parish Center or 708-246-4404, x155.
Open Our Hearts
Open Our Hearts is a Lectionary-based, small-group faith-sharing program. The book includes daily scripture meditations and a weekly program for lively discussion. Sunday gospel texts are printed right in the booklet, and citations with brief commentaries on the first and second readings appear as sidebars. Group sessions link the scriptures with informative and practical commentary and reflection questions, space for written responses, prayers, and suggested activities help reinforce the week’s message. This is the perfect format for those looking for a first time Lenten experience or for those seasoned veterans. Join us this year in this new series here at St. John of the Cross. There is a separate group for seniors. Register online or in the Parish Center or call 708-246-4404, x155.
(A one-time $6 free will offering is suggested.)
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