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 December 15th : $150
After December 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)
Registration includes Bridges booklet Adjusting Your Life’s Vision. If you already have a copy, please let us know.
January 24: Introduction to Contemplative Dialogue
January 31: Becoming Instruments of Reconciliation
February 7: Nonviolence-A Vision of Hope for Humankind
February 14: A Prophetic, Radically Catholic Contemplative Vision
February 21: Listening for God in the Voice of the Stranger
February 28: Our Vocation to Unity
March 6: Voicing our Inner “Yes” to God and Neighbour
March 13: Finding Our Place in God’s Scheme of Things
March 20: Dying as a Catalyst for Continuing Transformation
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.
|Wednesday January 24, 2024||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday January 31, 2024||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday February 07, 2024||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday February 14, 2024||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday February 21, 2024||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday February 28, 2024||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday March 06, 2024||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday March 13, 2024||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday March 20, 2024||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|