Discernment

Lectio Divina

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Submitted by Ryan Bolger on April 20, 2015 - 10:59am

In this space, we will experience the Lectio Divina. We will use this ancient bible reading practice to draw us closer to God through the stages of lectio, oratio, meditatio, and 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).

Jesus Prayer

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Submitted by Ryan Bolger on April 16, 2015 - 12:44pm

In this space, we focus on drawing close to God through the praying of the Jesus prayer. The Jesus Prayer, a prayer of the early church, and most often referred to those in the Orthodox tradition of Christianity is a very simple prayer and most frequently is uttered many times a day.

Praying the Hours

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Submitted by Ryan Bolger on April 16, 2015 - 12:34pm

In this space, we experience the praying of the hours together. Historically these prayers were said every three hours over a twenty-four period, but some pray these twice or three times a day. In this space, we share our experiences as we each draw closer to God.

Worship Retreats

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Submitted by Ryan Bolger on April 16, 2015 - 12:09pm

In this space, we seek to experience God through self-directed retreats, but done in community. We will draw on all sorts of retreat styles from the Christian tradition.

God and Beauty

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Submitted by Ryan Bolger on April 16, 2015 - 11:15am

In this space, we experience God through beauty. That beauty may be in art, in creation, in the built environment, or in people. The focus is how we might draw closer to God as we experience God's presence through these other means.