CHRISTIAN MEDITATION RETREAT
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.
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
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
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.