This Saturday in Gainesville, GA: Contemplative Quiet Day

This Saturday, April 2, I’ll be leading a Contemplative Quiet Day at the Cedar Hill Enrichment Center in Gainesville, GA. We’ll gather from 10 AM to 3 PM. As we make the transition from winter to spring, during this time of year liturgical Christians observe as Lent, this is an opportunity for you to tend to the silence within your own soul.

If you live within shouting distance (or, better yet, driving distance), I hope I’ll see you there.

This will be a time for people to gather in the spirit of Psalm 46:10. I hope that people of any faith (or even no faith) will feel welcome to join us, for this is not about one particular faith tradition. Rather, my hope is that by sharing my own journey into the silence of Christian contemplation, I can inspire and encourage everyone who attends to cultivate a deeper spirituality according to the wisdom of your own tradition. We won’ t solve all the world’ s problems, but perhaps by attending to the silence in each of our own hearts, we can find a way to, as Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh puts it, “ be peace” in today’ s troubled world.

If you’re planning on attending, please pre-register by Thursday, March 31. To do so, call: 770-887-0051. Thank you!

Bruno Barnhart (1931-2015)
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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • Pallas Renatus

    For an excited moment I thought this was happening in Gainesville, FL. Too bad GA is so far out of my way.