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Using Our Bodies in Prayer

May 26, 2020

By Kathy Keary In our series on contemplative living, an element that stands out is that prayer goes...

The Fruits of Contemplation

May 19, 2020

By Kathy Keary
Six months after incorporating centering prayer into my day, I noticed a shift in my inner world. I felt a calm — a sense of peace that found its way into my response to life. This is the fourth part of my four-part series on centering prayer and contemplation.

Contemplation: Going Deeper into Silence

May 13, 2020

By Kathy Keary
In our last two articles, we explored the sacred symbols of the word, the breath, and the image. Over time our use of a sacred symbol will diminish. We will no longer rely on it to take us to a place deep within where we commune with the living God. In Part 3, we go deeper into the silence.

Contemplation: The Use of Breath and Image in Centering Prayer

May 11, 2020

By Kathy Keary
In our introduction to centering prayer, we discussed using the sacred word as a method of expressing our intent to be open to the indwelling presence and action of God in the deepest center of our being. We now turn our attention to other sacred symbols: the breath and the image.

Contemplation: Communion with the Divine

May 6, 2020

Kathy Keary begins a four-part series on centering prayer and contemplation. Kathy gives us a step-by-step introduction to this Christian practice that can be traced back to the 14th century.

Walking the Reconciliation Labyrinth: A Contemplative Practice Part 3

May 4, 2020

By Kathy Keary Part 3 of a 3 Part Series. | Read Part 1 here. | Read Part 2 here. The reconciliati...

Walking the Labyrinth: A Contemplative Practice Part 2

April 29, 2020

By Kathy Keary Part 2 of a 3 Part Series. | Read Part 1 here. | Read Part 3 here. May 2, Saturday, i...

Walking the Labyrinth: A Contemplative Practice Part 1

April 27, 2020

By Kathy Keary Part 1 of a 3 Part Series. | Read Part 2 here. | Read Part 3 here. To honor World Lab...

Eyes and Heart Wide Open: The Practice of Contemplative Photography

April 23, 2020

By Kathy Keary For years I have captured the beauty of nature on my camera. As I look through my pho...

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Adding Your Own Color: The Contemplative Practice of Art Journaling

April 20, 2020

By Kathy Keary
A natural desire to create resides within us. Art journaling is a contemplative practice that utilizes this innate longing.

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