Monday evenings, 7-8:30 pm
October - November 2018
We are an open and ever evolving group practicing together the contemplative and compassionate life of the Living Christ. Nina B Lanctot is our facilitator along with the shared gifts of the group. We each offer a donation of $5 per Monday to support the work of Pathways Retreat. All are welcome to attend – whether once or often.
In October and November we will be using PRAYING WITH THE EARTH: A PRAYERBOOK FOR PEACE by J. Philip Newell. As we complete our reflections on ONE FOOT IN EDEN: A CELTIC VIEW OF THE STAGES OF LIFE by J. Philip Newell which was our August-September book, we integrate the graces of all life phases into a worldview. This wholistic Celtic vision offers a way to see the world and pray for its wholeness. You may use this book for daily prayers, one theme, one beatitude at a time. In addition to deepening the spirit of the beatitudes, let us share with each other our daily practices of peacemaking.
Facilitator: Nina Lanctot has attended two Wisdom Schools with Cynthia Bourgeault and is also strongly influenced by the teaching of Richard Rohr. She is the pastor of Florence Church of the Brethren Mennonite and a spiritual director.
This compact prayerbook for peace incorporates beautiful artwork, prayers and wisdom from the Hebrew, Christian and Islamic traditions. The morning and evening prayers for each day of the week seek to heal division and highlight a common spiritual desire for peace. Review
Schedule for each evening:
7:00-7:10 Chanting with the CD,
CHANTING FOR PEACE
7:10-7:30 Centering Prayer; Passing the Peace
7:30-7:40 PRAYING WITH THE EARTH
7:40-7:50 Lectio Divina – Silent Reflection
7:50-8:20 Group Sharing and Reflection
8:20-8:30 Closing Sharing and Prayer
Schedule for each week:
8 October – INTRODUCTION & ORIENTATION
How do we practice/live the prayer of Oneness?
15 October – Sunday Prayers
Blessed are those who know their need for theirs is the grace of heaven.
22 October – Monday Prayers
Blessed are those who weep for their tears will be wiped away.
29 October – Tuesday Prayers
Blessed are the humble for they are close to the sacred earth.
5 November – Wed. Prayers
Blessed are those who hunger for earth’s oneness for they will be satisfied.
12 November – Thursday Prayers
Blessed are the forgiving for they are free.
19 November – Friday Prayers
Blessed are the clear in heart for they see the Living Presence.
26 November – Saturday Prayers
Blessed are the peacemakers for they are born of God.