The School for Contemplative Living
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Listening in Stillness, Serving in Joy!

Our Mission

Creating contemplative communities who practice the presence of God for personal transformation and compassionate service with the world.


8th Annual Contemplative Conference: December 1-2
The Divine Dance with the Trinity
Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM
at McAlister Auditorium, Tulane University, New Orleans
Cost: $100, click on this link:   
Your Payment Will Be Processed Through Our Sponsor:
Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church.
For information: link to our Calendar above for Dec. 1-2,
The School needs volunteers to help
support the Richard Rohr 2-day workshop!
HERE if you want to volunteer,
to see the kinds of service opportunities available!  
For more information please contact Janet Davis at

_______________Next Workshop______________

"Lectio Divina Workshop"
Saturday, October 21, 9:30 am - 12 pm
Advent House, 1637 Seventh St. at Carondelet
Suggested donation: $25
See details on the Calendar link for this date
_______________Next Quiet Day_______________
Quiet Day at Advent House
Friday, Oct. 20, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
1637 Seventh Street at Carondelet
Come center, read, journal, create art, and/or rest
in contemplative community
  _______________New Podcast Series: 11 Episodes_______________
"A Contemplative Path"
with William Thiele, PhD
2017 Next Workshops and Retreats
Sept. 30       Centering Prayer Intro Workshop  at Advent House
October 21 Lectio Divina Workshop at Advent House
November 11 The Heart of Mindfulness with William Thiele, PhD
Link to Our Groups above for all our weekly classes


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.)


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, (William Thiele, author), Listen to a brief youtube description here.
You can also follow a blog by William Thiele:
"A Contemplative Path" at
Listening in Stillness
Cultivating a contemplative presence for God involves daily practice of spiritual disciplines in solitude.

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!
Presence for God brings us into God's heart for the world. The result is action - a response of serving by bringing the Presence into our service. We serve through our chosen vocations and through shared missions. We seek radical engagement with the world. This for us is the outward journey.

To connect with a class, practice group, or workshop - link to Our Groups.