Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative Prayer is a process of interior transformation, a conversation initiated by God and leading, if we consent, to Divine Union.  In silence we come to know and live from the Divine Mystery within us. The fruit of contemplative prayer is a growing awareness of God as the Source and Center of all.

Centering Prayer prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence. It consists of responding to the Spirit of Christ by consenting to God’s presence and action within. Centering Prayer does not demand anything of us. It does not ask anything of God. It is a process of simply resting in the love of God, and being in relationship with Him. Centering Prayer is drawn from ancient prayer practices of the Christian contemplative heritage, notably the Fathers and Mothers of the Desert, praying Scripture through Lectio Divina, the 14th Century anonymous book The Cloud of Unknowing, and the writings of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila.

“When you want to pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (MT 6:6)

 

Here are some great websites for Contemplative Prayer:

 Contemplative Outreach

Center for Action and Contemplation

 

Contemplatives Prayers Archive

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Happy Ordination Anniversary Fr. Gerry!Don't miss a chance to show Fr. Gerry Hurley of St Paul Catholic Church some ordination anniversary love!!!

Thank you Fr. Hurley, for answering "yes" to God's call. May the Lord bless you abundantly for your generous and devoted service to our diocese.
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We love you Father Hurley! Happy anniversary! Thank you so much for your service to the Lord and to our community!

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"In the Sacred Heart, every treasure of wisdom and knowledge is hidden. In that divine heart beats God’s infinite love for everyone and for each of us as individuals." – St. John Paul II (1920-2005)

"Do not let the past disturb you. Leave everything in the Sacred Heart of Jesus and begin again with joy." – St. Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997)
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In the Sacred Heart, every treasure of wisdom and knowledge is hidden. In that divine heart beats God’s infinite love for everyone and for each of us as individuals. – St. John Paul II (1920-2005)

Do not let the past disturb you. Leave everything in the Sacred Heart of Jesus and begin again with joy. – St. Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997)

Join us tomorrow for our First Friday Healing Mass at 10:00AM followed by Brunch in the FLC Gym.

This will be the last brunch as we break for the summer. Please watch the bulletins for our fall return date.
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Join us tomorrow for our First Friday Healing Mass at 10:00AM followed by Brunch in the FLC Gym.

This will be the last brunch as we break for the summer. Please watch the bulletins for our fall return date.

SAINT BONIFACE MARTYR, APOSTLE OF GERMANY—680-754 A.D.
Feast: June 5

"Isolated missionary groups had penetrated central Germany in earlier times, but not until the eighth century was there a systematic effort to Christianize the vast pagan wilderness. Thirty-six years of missionary labor under difficult and dangerous conditions, ending at last in martyrdom, entitle this good and courageous man to the designation, "Apostle of Germany."

To read the full article click link below:
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SAINT BONIFACE MARTYR, APOSTLE OF GERMANY—680-754 A.D.
Feast: June 5

Isolated missionary groups had penetrated central Germany in earlier times, but not until the eighth century was there a systematic effort to Christianize the vast pagan wilderness. Thirty-six years of missionary labor under difficult and dangerous conditions, ending at last in martyrdom, entitle this good and courageous man to the designation, Apostle of Germany.

To read the full article click link below:
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/saint-boniface-martyr-apostle-of-germany-5280
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