Contemplation in action defines the spiritual life—one journey inseparably living at the center and leading from within.
The spiritual journey is both still and active. It is a journey inward, to the essential unity at the center of our being. There, sustained by an unambiguous intent for silence and solitude, simple open presence steeps in the deep love of God. This finds expression as an overflowing river of love, flowing outward to tend the dream of God. The inward and outward flow together as one.
This January, in the winter season of stillness and fallow ground, come join the Shalem staff on retreat. In this sacred community, we will rest in the holiness of silence and contemplative prayer. Together we will explore new possibilities of wakefulness, discernment and breakthrough in present-moment awareness.
For the divine alchemy to work,
The Pitcher needs a still cup.
|Date and times:||4:00 pm, Sunday, January 25 to 1:00 pm, Tuesday, January 27, 2015|
|Place:||Bon Secours Spirituality Center 1525 Marriottsville Rd, Marriottsville, MD 21104|
Ann Dean is Director of Shalem’s Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats Program and Director of the Personal Spiritual Deepening Program Leadership Initiative. Ann is a spiritual director and nationally-known leader of retreats and conferences for deepening the life of prayer and developing new structures committed to contemplative prayer, Earth care and social justice. She has been a minister in the ecumenical community of the Church of the Saviour since 1994 and is a member of the Dayspring Retreat Mission Group.
Bon Secours Spirituality Center 1525 Marriottsville Rd, Marriottsville, MD 21104