Meditation And Contemplative Prayer Service
The Christian tradition of contemplative prayer can be traced back to Jesus, who went to the desert to pray in solitude before many of the most significant events in his life. Following in that tradition, we meet once per week to enter the desert of our hearts, emptying ourselves so we can welcome what Catherine Doherty called “the whisperings and light of the Holy Spirit.”
Our aim is to make these practices relevant to our lives, here and now, by co-creating an environment in which it is safe to show up as we are: with our heartbreaks, fears and anxieties, as well as our joys, successes, aspirations and hopes. We learn to sit with it all until we can be stirred by a sense of the Divine breaking into our midst, stirring us with direction and guidance. Our hope is that through this experience, we will be guided into a remembrance of who we are in God.
Incarnation Community Small Groups
Incarnation Communities are small groups of people who come together to read scripture, pray for the world and for one another, and share stories of their encounters with God. Participants are invited to express their faith, doubts, longings, fears, gratitude and hope with each other that they may be provided spiritual companionship and loving support. Membership in the church or any religious institution is not required, nor is belief in a particular creed. The only requirement for attendance is mutual respect and a desire for holy conversation. The primary purpose of this group is to encounter the divine in community.
The Incarnation Community’s practices are drawn from Christian tradition, especially Benedictine Anglo-Catholicism, and the spiritual practices of the 12 steps. Many small group members choose to commit to our rule of life.
Tuesday, September 29
12pm EDT and 7pm EDT (same program offered twice)
Explore the spirituality of the Community of the Incarnation and learn how to translate the gifts of monastic spirituality into a balanced plan for growing into a deeper relationship with God, neighbor, and creation. Click below for information on how to register.
The work of the Center for Spiritual Imagination is exactly what is needed in these times. ”
–Justine Huxley, CEO, St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace