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Video Series: Savoring Our Response to Beauty

February 28, 2022

By Kathy Keary
Enjoy a meditative experience where we are not only present to the beauty before us as we watch an awesome music video, but also we are invited to savor how it is to be present to such beauty.

Video Series: Prayer of Silence: Using Touch to Recenter

February 21, 2022

“With regular practice of silence, slowly something opens and deepens in you and eventually this state abides and endures. Then, when you face reality, you experience equanimity: a sense of centeredness, peaceful and present with whatever comes and goes.” ~ Jamal Rahman

Video Series: Prayer of Silence: Using a Mantra to Center Ourselves

February 14, 2022

By Kathy Keary
Through the prayer of silence, we become aware of an inner spaciousness – a stillness – a calm center. Eckhart Tolle asserts: “It is the kingdom of heaven that Jesus pointed to, which is within you, here and now.”

Ecumenical Prayer Service for Healing

Ecumenical Prayer Service for Healing

February 13, 2022

The Renewal Center welcomed about 35 people in-person and another 20 online for this annual service marking the World Day of the Sick. Watch the video for the full service.

Video Series: Prayer of Silence: Focusing on Stillness to Recenter

February 7, 2022

By Kathy Keary
Today we will focus on our stillness as a way to recenter ourselves when we become attached to a distraction while engaged in the prayer of silence.

Valentine Chocolate Truffles

Valentine Chocolate Truffles

February 6, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
To help you prepare for Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, we’ll learn a little bit about who St. Valentine was, some of the traditional foods used to mark this special day, and then we’ll make some super simple, but extra delicious Valentine Chocolate Truffles.

Taizé for February: “God’s Gonna Trouble the Water”

February Taize: “God’s Gonna Trouble the Water”

February 4, 2022

Video available now! This month, we lament together the stark reality of racism in our world, our country and our local community. May the Holy Spirit inspire us toward action for racial justice.

Video Series: Prayer of Silence: Using an Image to Recenter

February 1, 2022

By Kathy Keary
Mirabai Starr speaks of moments of grace interspersed among distractions in the prayer of silence stating that “if you were to string these together you would have a strand of contemplative jewels that make your life richer, deeper.”

Video series: Prayer of Silence: Using a Sacred Word to Recenter

January 24, 2022

By Kathy Keary
Distractions while engaged in silent prayer can be discouraging even though we all experience it. Using a sacred word to return to the stillness can be helpful.

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Family Matters: What’s New in 2022? Mindfulness

January 19, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
Adding some mindfulness practices to your family’s daily routines can help reduce stress and anxiety and promote happiness and well-being in people of all ages.

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