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    Focusing: Listening to the Wisdom of the Body for Healing

    By Kathy Keary This is Part 1 of a 3 Part series. Read all the articles here. Stress seems to be a part of many people’s lives. The sense of unease seems to be amplified during the pandemic. Many are unemployed and struggling to put food on the table. Some are teaching their children at […]

  • Using Our Bodies in Prayer

    By Kathy Keary In our series on contemplative living, an element that stands out is that prayer goes way beyond words. In a matter of fact, words in many instances are a barrier to intimacy with our Maker. When we engage mind, spirit and body in prayer, our whole being is engaged. The whole person […]

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    The Fruits of Contemplation

    By Kathy Keary This is Part 4 of a 4 Part series. Read all the articles here. I answered the call to divine communion through centering prayer nine years ago. Ever since, I have heard and accepted the invitation that lures me into the depths of my soul to spend sacred time with my Maker. The […]

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    Contemplation: Going Deeper into Silence

    By Kathy Keary This is Part 3 of a 4 Part series. Read all the articles here. In this article, I am relying on the wisdom of David Frenette in his book, The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God as the concepts presented are quite lofty but awe-inspiring in my humble estimation. […]

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    The Seven Appearances of Jesus after the Resurrection: #5 At the Mount of Olives

    By Fr. Ron Will This meditation is based on the Matthew 28: 16-20. Welcome back to Precious Blood Renewal Center for this 5th week of Easter meditations. Workplaces and churches may be opening up a little more in your part of the country than they were a week ago, but there are still lots of […]

  • Contemplation: The Use of Breath and Image in Centering Prayer

    This is Part 2 of a 4 Part series. Read all the articles here. 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 […]

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    Prayer in the Time of Pandemic

    The Coronavirus pandemic has rapidly transformed life as we know it for lots of people across the world. For many, COVID-19 carries challenges and feelings of anxiety, fear, isolation, economic hardship and other stresses. However, we are not alone in our feelings knowing we can ease those fears by prayer. Today and every day let […]

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    Contemplation: Communion with the Divine

    By Kathy Keary This is Part 1 of a 4 Part series. Read all the articles here. The word, “contemplation,” means different things to different people. In this series of four articles, I am referring to contemplation as a deep loving communion with the divine. It is a resting and simply being in God. Contemplation […]

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    The Seven Appearances of Jesus after the Resurrection: #3 At the Sea Shore

    By Fr. Ron Will, CPPS In this meditation, we will join the Apostles after they have gone back to fishing on the Sea of Galilee, after the death and resurrection of Jesus. You can find the scripture passage here: John 21: 2-14. When Jesus appears to the Apostles on the seashore, at first they do […]

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    Eyes and Heart Wide Open: The Practice of Contemplative Photography

    By Kathy Keary For years I have captured the beauty of nature on my camera. As I look through my photos, I see breathtaking sunsets, the vastness of oceans, the immense varieties of trees, flowers, and faces, the splendor of mountains, and the density of forests. I am particularly drawn to paths as they speak […]