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Christian Meditation

Christian Meditation

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When:

  • Sat 7 Apr ’18, 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • Sat 7 Jul ’18, 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • Sat 22 Sep ’18, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Where:

Mercy Spirituality Centre, 104 The Drive, Epsom

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Each Event: $35.00

Presenter: Cathryn Wiles-Pickard rsm

Christian Meditation 101: Introduction to Christian Meditation

Are you wishing to deepen your spiritual life?
Have you wondered what is meant by Prayer of the Heart?

This day is for anyone who is interested in:
- learning the essential teachings of Christian meditation
- experiencing the gift of meditation
- discovering how meditation ‘becomes a bridge of peace and unity
- being introduced to the World Community of Christian Meditation.

Date: 7 April 2018
Fee: $35

Please bring your own lunch. Tea/coffee provided.

Christian Meditation 102: Journey and Fruits of Christian Meditation

“The way of pure prayer is a journey centred in Christ.” - Laurence Freeman

“We should not judge the value of our meditation by “how we feel.” A hard and apparently fruitless meditation may in fact be much more valuable than one that is easy, happy, enlightened and apparently a big success.”

Thomas Merton.

We will explore the questions:
- How can we best understand this journey?
- What are the stages of the journey?
- What happens in the process of Meditation?

Date: 7 July 2018
Fee: $35

Meditation - Retreat Day

“Silence is the essential human response to the mystery of God. Meditation is the way to silence, the way of silence.” - John Main

This Retreat Day is for those who are experienced in Christian Meditation as part of their daily prayer.
This will be a Day of Silence, contemplative prayer, input, and times for meditation.

Date: 22 September 2018
Fee: $35

Presenter/Facilitator:
Cathryn Wiles-Pickard, a Sister of Mercy, is Kaiawhina at Mercy Spirituality Centre. Cathryn taught for 20 years in Catholic Primary Schools; Religious Education Advisor for the Auckland Diocese; Sixteen years -Tribunal Office Catholic Church NZ.

She has a Religious Education Diploma through the Australian Catholic University; Clinical Pastoral Education; Diploma of Tribunal Practice-Canon Law Society of Australia and NZ. Cathryn is also a trained Spiritual Director. She facilitates days teaching the understanding and practice of Christian Meditation and leads the weekly Meditation Groups as well as retreats throughout the year.

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