Meditation

Contemplative Prayer

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Submitted by Ryan Bolger on April 20, 2015 - 10:26am

In this space, we seek to grow closer to God through contemplation. The contemplative tradition seeks to experience God, not through things, but through emptying ourselves, our minds of all things. Centering prayer is one prime example of this type of contemplation, as well as the fourth stage of Lectio Divina, contemplatio.

Meditation Prayer Group

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Submitted by Ryan Bolger on April 20, 2015 - 10:15am

In this space, we will meditate on Scripture, on creation, on spiritual literature among other holy things. Our desire is to grow closer to God through the practice of meditation. For Christians, meditation is within the kataphatic tradition, focusing on filling your mind and heart with holy things. This is not to be confused with contemplation, where one sits before God in emptiness (the apophatic tradition).