July 27 - Father Jonathan Reflects on His Recent Sabbatical

Thomas Keating

Father Jonathan describes a healing and revelatory session spent at St. Benedict's monastary in Snowmass, Colorado.

He spent some time with (the legendary, in some circles) Thomas Keating who lives at the monastary. Father Keating re-introduced the concepts of Centering Prayer and Contemplative Prayer to Christian practice. He wrote the classic text "Open Mind, Open Heart" in 1986, and has been a leader and role model for the "Contemplatives" amongst us for over 20 years.

Father Jonathan was deeply inspired by his time spent in silence with a wide variety of seekers. He describes his encounter with this man and gives us some very practical reasons why you and I might consider the pursuit of our inner "silent and secret place", where we can surrender completely.