November 9-11, 2012
A SUNLIT ABSENCE: SILENCE, AWARENESS AND CONTEMPLATION
Led by Martin Laird, OSA, and Ward Bauman
“The practice of contemplation is one of the great spiritual arts,” writes Fr. Martin Laird in his latest book, A Sunlit Absence. “Not a technique but a skill, it harnesses the winds of grace that lead us out into the liberating sea of silence.” We are pleased to have Martin Laird, also author of Into the Silent Land, join us for this beginner’s silent retreat. Martin Laird is Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University, and a longtime student of patristics with extensive training in contemplative disciplines. This silent contemplative retreat will help us realize that “… the mystery of the God we seek circulates in ever-moving repose through us and in us. Christ reveals God as both door and doorway, both seeker and sought.”
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