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Manresa Jesuit Retreat House
 
CHRISTIAN MEDITATION RETREAT
APRIL 17 - 19, 2015

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. Teachings will draw upon the Scriptures, the major liturgical themes, and the teachings of John of the Cross, Ignatius of Loyola and Fr. John Main, founder of the World Community of Christian Meditation.

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


Director: Fr. Leo Cachat, SJ

Dates and time: Friday April 17, 7:30 PM to 1:00 PM Sunday, April 19, 2015

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 registration fee of $50.00
for retreat, private room and meals (first meal is Saturday breakfast)