Monday, February 15, 2016

What are we doing with Silent Prayer and Thomas Merton on Tuesday Nights?

Someone smarter than I said that silence (prayer time and otherwise) is "simple but not easy." I want to make what we do on Tuesday evenings as easy as possible. We'll gather in the Lady Chapel of the Cathedral at 7:00pm with a general introduction and a short overview to the evening then share a few small ideas on how to sit in silence together, and finally take twenty minutes to share that silence.

After that we'll take time - like forty minutes - to read and respond to some of Thomas Merton's written reflections on what a "spiritual life" can look like. We'll take a short break following and finally finish up with another twenty minute shared silence and a few prayers to wrap up the evening.

Everything is optional but recommended; hope you can be there!

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