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Christian Meditation, Contemplation and Lectio Divina

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Contemplation

What is the difference between meditation and contemplative prayer?

Meditation is the precursor of contemplation. It is the practice of focusing your mind on a learned prayer, a scripture verse or an image so that your mind can practice being attentive right at this very moment – right now. This practice is great to help slow down the barrage of thoughts that invade our minds, and helps us to be “present” in whatever we are doing or with whomever we meet.

While both are forms of prayer, the fundamental difference between meditation and contemplation is that meditation is a human mode of prayer whereas contemplation is divinely infused. It is you relating to God and God pervading your very being.

Contemplative Living is the process by which you integrate all that you learn from your Contemplative practice into everything you think, do and feel daily. Bringing the unconditional love of God through you to the world. Love God and love all of His creation in our various passionate ways.

Seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, all the time, and his hand in every happening; This is what it means to be contemplative in the heart of the world.” – Mother Teresa

Tucson

*NOTE: All groups that identify as Centering Prayer will have “CP” in the title

Mondays
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Nancy’s Group

Zoom & In-Person

Via de Dios Center

3615 N Prince Village Pl #101

Tucson, AZ 85719

Contact: Nancy Kowalski

(520) 331-5961

nkowalski1@cox.net

CP* Tuesdays
9-11 am

Marie’s Group

In-Person

Contact: Francine Rienstra

(520) 954-1811

fgrienstra@gmail.com

CP* Tuesdays,
Noon – 1 pm

In-Person – contact Fran

Church of the Painted Hills, UCC

3295 W. Speedway Blvd.

Tucson, AZ 85745

Contact: Fran Stach

(520) 623-7502

franstachrd@gmail.com

Tuesdays,
Noon – 1:00 pm

In-Person

Casas Adobes Congregational – UCC

6801 N Oracle Rd

Tucson, AZ 85704

Contact: Rev. John Angiulo

(520) 297-1181 #2 – 103

john@caucc.org

Lectio Divina Wednesday
9-10 am

In-Person

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

300 N Tanque Verde Loop Rd

Tucson, AZ 85748

Contact: Donna Sweet

(520) 269-8532

chrismcounseling@gmail.com

Lectio Divina Wednesday
7-8:30 pm

In-Person

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

300 N Tanque Verde Loop Rd

Tucson, AZ 85748

Contact: Donna Sweet

(520) 269-8532

chrismcounseling@gmail.com

CP* Wednesdays,
1 – 2:30 pm

Zoom

Casas Adobes Congregational – UCC

6801 N Oracle Rd

Tucson, AZ 85704

Contact: Rev. John Angiulo

(520) 297-1181 #2 -103

john@caucc.org

CP* Wednesdays,
1 – 2:30 pm

In-Person

St. Pius X Catholic Church

1800 N. Pio Decimo

Tucson, AZ 85715

Contact: Donna Sweet

(520) 269-8532

chrismcounseling@gmail.com

CP* Thursdays
6:00 – 7:00 pm

In-Person

St. Francis de Sales

1375 S Camino Seco

Tucson, AZ 85710

Contact: Malcolm Hooe

(520) 307-1749

Contemplative Thursdays

Praxis Group

5:30-7:00 pm

In-Person

Via de Dios Center

3615 N Prince Village Pl #101

Tucson, AZ 85719

Contact: Francine Rienstra

(520) 954-1811

fgrienstra@gmail.com

CP* Fridays,
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Zoom

Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

(Church Sanctuary)

2331 E. Adams Street

Tucson, AZ 85719

Contact: Karen Hanson

(520) 977-2408

kare.son7@gmail.com

Oro Valley

CP* & Lectio Divina
Wednesday 2-3 pm

Zoom & In-Person

Episcopal Church of the Apostles

12111 N La Cholla Blvd.

Oro Valley, AZ 85755

Contact: Joyce Stewart

(520) 360-5232

jgsotr@mac.com