Lent—a time to deepen or renew our prayer and relationship with God. Matthew Kelly, in his book The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic, says we need to develop the habit of daily silence, and that our prayer needs “routine” and has the “absolute need for simplicity and focus.”
Do you feel drawn to silence, to just being with God?
Jesus says, “Whenever you pray, go to your room, close your door, and pray to your Father in private…do not rattle on like the pagans…Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” Mt.6:6-8. St. Paul tells us, “the Spirit too helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how to pray as we ought..” Rom.8:26.
Christian Meditation is prayer of silence, stillness, and simplicity. It gives us a simple way to spend the silent time in which nothing is needed except ourselves and our attention. This free 6-Week Introduction to Christian Meditation is an opportunity for you to come and try it, especially if you are longing for “something more.”
Meditation is an ancient form of prayer. Its aim is to bring the distracted mind to silence and stillness, and to rest in the presence of God. Even in our modern, busy lives this is possible. This introductory series provides an opportunity to experience the practice of Christian Meditation in a small group, to learn about its origins, and to discover its relevance as a form of prayer for today.
The Introductory Lenten series will be held during the regular weekly meditation times in the Parish Center:
- Mondays–10:30am, beginning March 10 (CM as an 11th step practice—open to all)
- Wednesdays—2pm and 7:30pm beginning March 12
- Saturdays—7am, beginning March 15
Registration requested but not required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-246-5108