Do you seek companionship in a practice of silence? The GTS community is welcome to join the Contemplative Prayer group in the quiet morning beauty, and as the evening falls, for twenty minutes of silent, contemplative prayer, whenever your schedule allows and your heart desires. The Contemplative Prayer gatherings will be held Mondays through Fridays at 7:30am, and Mondays through Thursdays at 5:00pm, in the Oratory, located in Sherred 3A. The silence will conclude as the Chapel bells call the community to the Daily Office liturgies. Contemplative, silent prayer and meditation has a deep and rich history in Christianity from the Desert Fathers and Mothers of the early Church, to the anonymous 14th century work The Cloud of Unknowing, to more contemporary movements like the Contemplative Outreach Network. The Trappist monk Fr. Thomas Keating states that Contemplative prayer “is a process of interior transformation, a conversion initiated by God and leading, if we consent, to divine union.” Regardless of your Contemplative practice, perhaps Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, prayer beads, or meditation, please join in the transformative silence.
The Contemplative Prayer will be started each gathering by various members of the GTS community. With interest or questions, please contact M. Div. Middler Anthony Puca, who is shepherding the prayer group in Easter 2013.