Mon, Oct 24|
FCJ Retreat and Conference Centre
Introduction to Christian Meditation - Fall 2022
5 -Week Program
Time & Location
Oct 24, 2022, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
FCJ Retreat and Conference Centre, 219 19 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0C8, Canada
About the Event
“Be still and know that I am God”- Ps 46:10
Meditation is an ancient form of prayer. Its aim is to bring the distracted mind to silence and stillness, and to rest in the presence of God.
This in-person course provides an opportunity for those interested in finding out about Christian meditation to experience the practice in a small group, to learn about its origins, and to discover its relevance as a form of prayer in the contemporary world. Registrants will receive a copy of the book 'Christian Meditation: Your Daily Practice' by Fr Laurence Freeman
This introductory course is a step by step guide into the practice and purpose of Christian Meditation. It will help lead you into fuller self-knowledge and self-acceptance and will usher in other spiritual fruits. One such fruit is understanding that when we practice meditation we do so not in isolation but in a field of spiritual friendship that helps us to keep going when we get discouraged. Each session has a welcome, a talk, a meditation period and time for questions and discussion.
This course runs on a weekly basis and maybe followed singly or in a group. It provides all the necessary reading and other material each week. Each session has a welcome, a talk on the tradition and practice of Christian meditation, a meditation period and time for questions and discussion.
Dates: Runs 5 weeks on Mondays from October 24 to November 21.
Patricia Harasym has been meditating for more than 20 years. She was taught meditation by Engeline Piet at the FCJ Centre in the tradition of John Main and the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM). Patricia integrates and applies her Masters and PhD training in communication from the University of Calgary, as well as her knowledge of Benedictine and Ignatian Spirituality to her own life and to her work at the FCJ Centre as a Spiritual Director, 19th Annotation facilitator, and a member of the FCJ Resource Team.