Monday October 25 - The 7 Stages of Centering Prayer
Facilitated by: Christine Kesans
In “The 7 Stages of Centering Prayer” Fr. Thomas Keating presents the ever-deepening self-surrender that takes place in the process of centering prayer. Maru Ladrón de Guevara who worked alongside Father Thomas for many years has adapted this material into 7 Invitations - a contemplative booklet. We will view these Invitations in a contemplative PowerPoint presentation - in the manner of Lectio/Visio Divina and open to receive the invitation to enter the seven streams of life-giving water and bring them into the wilderness of our daily lives. A pdf copy of the 7 Invitations booklet will be gifted to each participant.
Christine Kesans is Chapter Coordinator for Contemplative Outreach of Greater Vancouver and is a Commissioned Presenter of the Introduction to Centering Prayer Program. She is a facilitator and organizer of days of silence, workshops, and retreats alongside fellow servant leaders transmitting the contemplative dimension of the gospel. Christine is a wife, mum to two grown sons, a former nurse and crisis counselor.
Facilitator: Katherine Murray
Each of these meetings will include Centering Prayer, contemplative group listening, and a teaching on centering prayer/contemplative life.
Katherine deeply loves the practice of Centering Prayer as it opens up a way to be present to our union with God. She has been practicing Centering Prayer for six years and is currently in formation with Contemplative Outreach Greater Vancouver to be a commissioned Centering Prayer Presenter.
Suggested donation: $15-20 per person. Zoom link will be sent upon registration.