Prayer, retreat day for New Year's Eve.
Dec 31, 2020

Hope: A Renewable Resource To stand at the threshold of years, looking back at what has been and forward to what could be, is a gift. This day will provide opportunities for remembering, grieving, celebrating, letting go, and preparing to move forward. Through presentation, journaling, discussion and personal reflection time, participants will better understand the deep meaning of hope and its roots in our creation and life experience. Hope is more than optimism and positive thinking; ... Continue reading...

relax, reflect, meditate
Nov 4, 2020

Nurturing Restless Hearts What's in your heart?  Are you seeking some change of heart?   St. Augustine reminds us in The Confessions that  "our heart is restless until it rests in You."   Drawing on Scripture and other sources, this day will look at different aspects of a discerning heart: the restless, searching heart, the forgiving heart, the grateful and giving heart. The prophet Joel reminds us to "return to the Lord with our whole heart" (Joel 2:12).  ... Continue reading...

centering, centering prayer, meditation
Oct 27, 2020

Virtual Centering Prayer sessions are held weekly. On the 1st, 3rd and 5th (if applicable) Tuesdays of each month it is held from 1-2pm and then on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month it will be held in the evening. We hope to move back to in-person sessions soon. Centering Prayer is a form of Christian contemplative prayer, in which one abides in the Presence of God in interior silence. Centering Prayer emphasizes the indwelling ... Continue reading...

Aug 26, 2020

Debra Donnelly-Barton has graciously shared her Summer Meditations with our blog and today's post is the last in this series. Let's take a few moments to contemplatively read her reflection and then maybe take time to be outdoors, recognizing this deep sense of Presence. A Liturgy of the Living Earth Praying the hours in tune with nature Summer Meditations Earth's Wild Wisdom The greatest delight which the fields and woods minister is that I am not alone and unacknowledged. ... Continue reading...

hope
Aug 16, 2020

As we deal with effects of the pandemic, effects that we never anticipated would endure so long, the world around us can feel very heavy. If you're feeling weighed down by everything today, we hope that this prayer will remind you to lean on the Light. Let this Presence scatter the darkness...   Let Your Light Shine As the sun rises, Lord, Let your light shine on me. Destroy the darkness about me, Scatter the darkness before me, Disperse ... Continue reading...