As men seek the face of God, it is particularly meaningful doing it in the company of other men. As they are open and honest with each other a sense of peace, connection, hope and acceptance surfaces. The Men’s Contemplative Support Group offers an opportunity to be with others longing for communion. As they grow and nourish one another they become peacemakers in their families, their work and the world.
This program attracts women desiring to experience the benefits of extended periods of silence in the company of other kindred souls. Participants gather for an hour of silence for personal prayer, meditation, or walking the labyrinth to start the morning. The program continues with reflection from facilitator Jean Springer, then another 20 minutes of silence. Afterwards, each woman is invited (never required) to share insights, life stories, & concerns.
To be human is to be creative. “In that creating we express our identity and come to understand ourselves; we tap into the Wellspring of life within – The Creator in Whose image we are made; and we find a conduit to what is within, to where we have been and are and are going.” Ananda Coomaraswamy, art historian.