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Christian Meditation, Contemplation and Lectio Divina
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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
*NOTE: All groups that identify as Centering Prayer will have "CP" in the title
CP* Thursdays 1:00-2:30 pm
St. Francis deSales
1375 S Camino Seco
Tucson, AZ 85710
Contact: Malcolm Hooe
On Hiatus until January 2024
3rd Saturday each month 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Zoom - Contact Jason for link
Purpose: To explore through reading, reflection and discussion on writings on prayer within the Christian tradition; to survey a broad range of Christian writers from different times and streams of Church traditions; to learn together to solidify our practice of all aspects of prayer as informed by broad streams of Christian tradition.
*Prayer, Hans Urs Von Balthasar (Ignatius Press:1986)
*On Ascetical Life, St. Isaac of Nineveh (SVS Press: 1989)
Contact: Jason Caywood
CP* & Lectio Divina Wednesday 2-3 pm
ZOOM ONLY FOR NEXT FEW MONTHS
Zoom & In-Person
Episcopal Church of the Apostles
12111 N La Cholla Blvd.
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
Contact: Joyce Stewart