Thomas Merton & Contemplation

The stuff of contemplation by Joan Chittister Thomas Merton, Trappist, died December 10, 1968 Thomas Merton entered the Abbey of Gethsemane in Bardstown, Kentucky, at the age of twenty-six, on December 10, 1941, a convert of three years, a pacifist, and a very experienced young man.  Merton was a man with a monastic soul who brought new levels of meaning to the oldest elements of monastic life. … Continue reading Thomas Merton & Contemplation

Henri Nouwen, Now & Then: Contemplations in Henri Nouwen own words

This content is courtesy of the Henri Nouwen Society: “In these not-to-be-missed episodes of Now & Then, we hear from Henri Nouwen at the Crystal Cathedral in 1992. In Part One, Henri addresses the central questions – Who am I? Am I – what I have, what I do, or, what others say about me? In Part Two, he explores what it means to be chosen, to be blessed, to be broken and to be given. … Continue reading Henri Nouwen, Now & Then: Contemplations in Henri Nouwen own words

Announcement: John Main Seminar, 19 to 22 October 2020: One Heart, One Hope; Indigenous Wisdom and the Future of Humanity

Tune into an event organized by The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) to honour the memory of Father John Main. The theme for this year’s seminar is to explore and learn from the Wisdom and Spirituality of the indigenous cultures to build a common ground for the future. Learn from speakers Alex Zatyrka, Doctor of Theology at the University of Innsbruck (a video by … Continue reading Announcement: John Main Seminar, 19 to 22 October 2020: One Heart, One Hope; Indigenous Wisdom and the Future of Humanity

David Lorimer; Towards A New Renaissance – Part I of II

The following content is provided by http://www.wccm.org “In these wide-ranging reflections David Lorrimer, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network (former President of Wrekin Trust and the Swedenborg Society) speaks about the decline of modern civilisation and the emergence of a creative minority which renews human society in each of its cycles. Other themes include the sense of human ‘progress’, the source of consciousness … Continue reading David Lorimer; Towards A New Renaissance – Part I of II