This series is offered as both online and/or in-person for the same price.
BECOME A CONTEMPLATIVE with Thomas Merton
Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton is a small group experience that invites people into contemplative dialogue. The course is based on a series of booklets edited by Jonathan Montaldo and Robert G. Toth of the Merton Institute for Contemplative Living. The texts explore aspects of contemplation and the meaning of contemplative living. Each week a text from Thomas Merton is read and discussed. Short writings from other wisdom figures of both Christian and non-Christian disciplines are also studied.
This series gently leads participants on a journey toward personal spiritual transformation and a more contemplative and peace-filled life. Each eight-session booklet offers an introduction to Merton and contemplative living through prayers, readings from Merton and other spiritual masters, and questions for small group dialogue.
Before September 15th : $150
After September 15th: $180
Each Bridges session with begin with scripture and ends with prayer. In between there is time and space for spiritual reading, reflection, writing, and contemplative dialogue.
9 Wednesday sessions from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (MST)
Bridges booklet Writing Yourself Into the Book of Life is included in the registration price
October 4: Introduction to Contemplative Dialogue
October 11: Writing the Testament Our Hearts Speak
October 18: Writing a Holy Sentence Day after Day
October 25: Shaping Your Life’s Story Line
November 1: Your Life’s Cast of Characters
November 8: Your Life’s Table of Contents
November 15: The Primacy of Persons
November 22: The Deepening of Faith
November 29: Faith’s Dark Night
Anita Allsopp has studied theology at Newman Theological College and the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio and social work at the University of Calgary. In the past she has been active in parish ministry, retreat facilitation and supporting women in need. Today, she lives a contemplative lifestyle.
Registration Opening May 1st
(in-house and/or online || prices below include $10 booklet)
Early-Bird (before September 15)….. $150
After September 15………………….. $180
|Wednesday October 04, 2023||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday October 11, 2023||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday October 18, 2023||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday October 25, 2023||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday November 01, 2023||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday November 08, 2023||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday November 15, 2023||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday November 22, 2023||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday November 29, 2023||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|