Contemplative Prayer in the Monastic Tradition 2017

Friday, 29 September 2017 3:00 PM - Sunday, 1 October 2017 10:00 AM PST

31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA, 93563, United States

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Friday, 29 September 2017 3:00 PM - Sunday, 1 October 2017 10:00 AM PST

If the event is listed as sold out please call us at 661-944-2178 for real time availability and waiting list. Office hours are from 8:30.a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (closed for mass & lunch *11:45 a.m- 1:30 p.m.) Check in time starts at 3:00 p.m. Check out time is at 10:00 a.m (exceptions may apply).


Contemplative Prayer in the Monastic Tradition  

Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1, 2017


Retreat Description: In early Christianity the word "contemplative" referred to those moments in prayer when we perceive God either in the rich and complex variety of creation or in simplicity and silence. The principal sources of contemplative prayer in the early Church were Scripture and the sacred liturgy, where the Scriptures are transformed into poetry and song and internalized through an alternating rhythm of ritual and sacred silence. In this workshop we will seek to discover how the early monastic tradition understood and practiced the art of contemplation both in liturgical prayer and meditation on sacred scripture. (lectio divina).   


Presenter: Father Luke Dysinger has been a monk of Valyermo since 1976. He is a priest and physician who writes and teaches to the fields of mystical theology and biomedical ethics. He earned a Ph. D. at Oxford University and currently teaches at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, CA as well as online courses.  

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