Contemplative Living for the 21st Century
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: 435 Nighthawk Drive, Slidell
Father Ephrem Arcement, OSB
Suggested donation: $30
make checks to Rayne UMC, with "SCL workshop" on the memo line,
and mailed to Rayne UMC, 3900 St. Charles Ave. NOLA 70115, Attn: Wm. Thiele
See details on our Calendar link.
2017 Quiet Days at Advent House
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
1637 Seventh Street at Carondelet
We begin and end with group centering prayer. Feel free to read, rest, journal, make art, eat mindfully, and come and go as needed.
2017 Next Workshops and Retreats
May 20 New Trajectories in Contemplative Practice with Fr. Ephrem Arcement
June 24 Reading is Believing: Bringing Lectio Divina into Daily Life with Jenny Heil
August 4-9 Centering Prayer 5-day Retreat with Susan Rush at Rosaryville
September The Universe Story: Walking the Spiral with Sister Alison McCrary
8-Week Course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
For meditation training with William Thiele, PhD
contact me at 504-899-3431.
Become a member/supporter of the School today!
To support our mission, become a member/supporter for $40 or more.
Checks to Rayne UMC, with "SCL membership" on the memo line
3900 St. Charles Ave. NOLA 70115
(Members are invited to deduct $5 from any workshop fee.)
Creating contemplative communities who practice the presence of God for personal transformation and radical engagement with the world.
Our video introducing our calling, "Monks in the World," can be linked here:
To learn more from our stories of contemplative living read this book:
Monks in the World: Seeking God in a Frantic Culture, published by Wipf & Stock, and available on Amazon.com, (William Thiele, author), and also this blog:
"A Contemplative Path" at www.wordpress.com.
An introductory PBS video with Martin Laird, author of Into the Silent Land, is here: http://www.pbs.org/video/
Listening in Stillness
Cultivating a contemplative presence for God involves daily practice of spiritual disciplines in solitude.
To learn more about our central practice of centering prayer,link to the following:
Because the journey cannot be completed alone, we also practice and learn with a community of supportive friends. This, for us, is the inward journey: "practicing the Presence of God for personal transformation."
Serving in Joy!
To connect with a class, practice group, or workshop - link to Our Groups.