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Dec 2017

December
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SIGHTS, SOUNDS, COLORS OF ADVENT: A CONTEMPLATIVE CELEBRATION

Advent seeing invites gentleness. Advent colors invite mystery. Advent sounds echo sacred reverence. Join us for this contemplative guided weekend that includes community prayer and ritual as well as moments of optional individual spiritual conversation.

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

December
6

LISTENING AND WAITING DURING ADVENT

Slow down and make space in your busy life! In the stillness of your heart, listen to God’s Word. During these three Advent evenings, Sr. Elizabeth will guide the group through a reflective reading of scripture, traditionally known as Lectio Divina. In the quiet, you will find peace and space for God’s great gift of love.

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

December
9

DAY OF CENTERING PRAYER: BEYOND CONVERSATION WITH GOD

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
Centering Prayer moves us beyond conversation with God into communion and mystery. In this introduction to Centering Prayer, you will have the opportunity to deepen and foster your relationship with God in this season of Advent.

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

December
10

A TAIZE EXPERIENCE OF ADVENT

This Taize prayer experience in song, scripture and silence will be a sacred space to let go of the stresses of life and become restfully aware of God's presence and grace. Advent is a season of noticing "God with us."

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

December
13

LISTENING AND WAITING DURING ADVENT

Slow down and make space in your busy life! In the stillness of your heart, listen to God’s Word. During these three Advent evenings, Sr. Elizabeth will guide the group through a reflective reading of scripture, traditionally known as Lectio Divina. In the quiet, you will find peace and space for God’s great gift of love.

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

December
16

REFLECTIONS ON THE CELTIC TRADITIONS

Join this circle of Soul Friends as we learn about spiritual practices within the Celtic tradition and their relationship to the Catholic liturgical year, and celebrate the Celtic liturgical calendar through ritual.

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

December
20

LISTENING AND WAITING DURING ADVENT

Slow down and make space in your busy life! In the stillness of your heart, listen to God’s Word. During these three Advent evenings, Sr. Elizabeth will guide the group through a reflective reading of scripture, traditionally known as Lectio Divina. In the quiet, you will find peace and space for God’s great gift of love.

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

December
29

A PRAYERFUL PAUSE

From darkness into light…we invite you to discover the transforming face of Divine Love. As we welcome the New Year, may our desire for inner and societal peace be ignited through input, prayers, silence, poetry and seasonal music. Once again, or for the first time, join us during this holy and traditional time at Genesis.

Christian / Catholic
Spiritual Enrichment

Oh, great Father, never let me judge another man until I have walked in his moccasins for two weeks.
- A Prayer for Understanding