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July 2014
$15 ($20 Day of Event)

Contemplative Prayer: Insights from the Saints

July 12 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd,
3740 Holtzclaw Road, Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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The First Saturday Book Club of the Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd, Cumming, GA invites you to a special event with contemplative author and speaker Carl McColman and musician Michael Abreu. The Catholic Tradition of Contemplative Prayer: Insights from the Saints “A Way to Grow Closer to God” Carl’s talk, based on his book Answering the Contemplative Call, will celebrate the tradition of silent prayer that begins with the Bible and extends throughout the history of Catholic Christianity. This… [Read more...]

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May 2014
$295

Inspirational Nonfiction Writing

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - June 12 @ 9:30 pm
Emory Continuing Education,
12 Executive Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 United States
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Inspirational Nonfiction Writing Books with spiritual themes — from traditional religious writing to more fluid “new age” literature — remain one of the most vibrant and popular of nonfiction genres. But writing about faith, belief and spiritual experience poses unique challenges for both aspiring and seasoned authors. How do you proclaim your message, without sounding preachy or dogmatic? What elements are necessary to make a book interesting, compelling, and spiritually nurturing? How do you navigate the challenges when writing about… [Read more...]

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$210

Introduction to Christian Mysticism

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - June 11 @ 9:00 pm
Emory Continuing Education,
12 Executive Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 United States

A class through Emory University Continuing Education. The renowned twentieth century German theologian Karl Rahner said, “The Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist at all.” What could he have meant by this? In the popular mind, mysticism is associated with eastern spirituality, like Yoga or Zen. But there is a little-known tradition of meditation and spiritual awakening even within Christianity. This non-sectarian class will survey the history of Christian mysticism from Biblical times to… [Read more...]

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$265

Men’s Contemplative Retreat

May 5 @ 8:00 am - May 9 @ 5:00 pm
St. Bernard Abbey,
1600 St. Bernard Drive, SE, Cullman, AL 35055 United States
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Exploring the Monastic Experience: A Contemplative Retreat for Men St. Bernard Abbey, Cullman, Alabama Through the Columbia Theological Seminary’s Lifelong Learning Certificate in Spiritual Formation, this retreat offers a safe and structured environment for men interested in the spirituality of monasticism and/or of silent (contemplative) prayer. With an emphasis on the actual practice of silent prayer embedded in the monk’s daily round of chanted liturgical prayers, this experiential retreat offers participants the chance to “be still and now God” in… [Read more...]

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April 2014
$299

Contemplative Spirituality Online Course

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - May 27 @ 2:00 pm
Center for Progressive Renewal,
Atlanta, GA United States

FOSTERING CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY FOR YOUR CHURCH (AND YOURSELF) An Online Course for Clergy and Lay Leaders Course Description: A common theme in our society today is the hunger for experience. From new age spiritualties, to the growth of Buddhism and other eastern spiritualties, to the rise of Pentecostalism, a driving force in today’s spiritual landscape is the quest for “experiential” spirituality rather than an abstract doctrinal faith. For Christians, the heart of experiential spirituality lies in the tradition of contemplative (meditative)… [Read more...]

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$9.99

Webinar: Introduction to Contemplative Prayer

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Progressive Renewal,
Atlanta, GA United States

BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD: AN INVITATION TO CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER This webinar presentation invites you to reflect on, and experience, the Christian tradition of contemplative (silent) prayer. Contemplative prayer has roots in the Bible (Psalm 62:1: “For God alone my soul waits in silence”) and was practiced by the early desert fathers and mothers as well as by Christians throughout history— and is undergoing a widespread renaissance today. Contemplation is a prayer of deep and restful silence,… [Read more...]

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March 2014

Contemplative Prayer & Presence Retreat

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church,
571 Holt Road, Marietta, GA 30068 United States
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Saint Catherine’s Episcopal Church of Marietta, GA invites you to attend this special Saturday event on Contemplative Prayer and Presence. This program invites you to reflect on, and experience, the Christian tradition of contemplative (silent) prayer, and to consider how this prayer can be a blessing to Christians who minister to others. Our program will include a brief overview of the history of Christian contemplation, instructions in how to practice contemplative prayer, and time for shared reflection on how this… [Read more...]

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$20

Retreat in Louisville, KY

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - March 23 @ 4:30 pm
St. Paul United Methodist Church,
2000 Douglass Blvd, Louisville, KY 40205 United States
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A Special Workshop/Retreat with Carl McColman, Author/Speaker/Teacher/Contemplative Saturday Evening, March 22, 2014 and Sunday Afternoon, March 23, 2014 At St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2000 Douglass Blvd., Louisville, KY “Four Compass Points for the Spiritual Life” Sponsored by St. Paul United Methodist Church and St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church Register online at www.stfrancisinthefields.org or contact Mary Downs at 502-228-1176 Cost: $20 per person Saturday Evening, March 22, 2014 ~ 7-9 PM Charting Your Path to God: Four Compass… [Read more...]

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$30

Community Prayer Retreat, Douglasville, GA

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - March 15 @ 3:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church,
9190 Campbellton Street, Douglasville, GA 30134 United States
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“Christian Contemplative Spirituality in the Real World: How Christian Prayer Can Transform Our Lives and Our Relationships” A Community Prayer Retreat sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Douglasville, GA. Friday evening: The Spirituality of Baptism Drawing on poetry, scripture, and the Westminster Shorter Catechism, this retreat will reveal how the humble rite of baptism empowers all of us to embody the transforming power of the Christian spiritual life. Saturday: Contemplative Prayer: It’s Not What You Think What is Christian contemplation?… [Read more...]

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$25

Wisdom of the Christian Mysteries: Teresa of Avila

March 8 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Episcopal Church of the Epiphany,
2089 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 United States
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Come enjoy a Saturday morning devoted to the practice of Christian contemplative prayer as outlined in the 16th century mystical masterpiece, The Interior Castle by Teresa of Avila. This Spanish Carmelite visionary/contemplative saw the soul as a glittering diamond; this “interior castle” is a map for finding the healing presence of God within. This is the third of series of Saturday events exploring the wisdom of the Christian mystics. Combining sacred stories, guided meditation, prayer, and contemplation, this series of “Quiet Days”… [Read more...]

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