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APRIL 15 - 17, 2016

A silent retreat that offers the experience of meditation as well as teachings on our growth in the Christ-life and how meditation helps one be transformed in Christ. Besides practicing Christian Meditation as you find it in the tradition of Fr. John Main, O.S.B., founder of the World Community of Christian Meditation, Fr. Lawrence Freeman, a disciple of Fr. Main, and others of that tradition, Fr. Cachat will introduce you to “Body Prayer”, and offer other simple teachings regarding meditation and the interior life.

Casual inquirers should note that by “Christian Meditation” is meant not just any form of contemplative or meditative prayer in the Christian tradition, but the specific form of mantra prayer taught by John Main, OSB, the World Community of Christian Meditation and hundreds of meditation groups around the world.

Meditation is a Pilgrimage to our own center, to our own heart. To enter into the simplicity of it demands discipline and even courage. We need faith, simplicity; we need to become childlike. If we are faithful and patient, meditation will bring us into deeper and deeper realms of silence. It is in this silence that we are led into the mystery of the eternal silence of God. That is the invitation of Christian prayer: to lose ourselves and to be absorbed in God. Each of us is summoned to the heights of Christian Prayer, to the faithfulness of life. What we need, however, is the humility to tread the way very faithfully over a period of years, so that the prayer of Christ may indeed be the grounding experience of our lives.

— John Main, OSB

Fr. Leo Cachat, SJ
Director: Fr. Leo Cachat, SJ

Dates and time: Friday April 15, 7:30 PM to 1:00 PM Sunday, April 17, 2016

Location: Manresa Jesuit Retreat House
1390 Quarton Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phone: 248.644.4933 or 313.564.6455; FAX: 248.644.8291
E-mail: office@manresa-sj.org

Cost: $225 which includes nonrefundable and nontransferable registration fee of $50.00
for retreat, private room and meals (first meal is Saturday breakfast).
Register on line here.

Manresa Jesuit Retreat House                      1390 Quarton Road, Bloomfield Hills MI 48304                      Phone:  248.644.4933