As men seek the face of God, it is particularly important to do that in the company of other men. It has been said that if men could only open to and be honest with other men, world peace would be imminent for in a space of openness and honesty there is no room for fear, violence, or aggression. The Men’s Contemplative Support Group offers the opportunity to be with others longing for communion from which they grow and nourish one another and become the peacemakers they are intended to be. They meet the fourth Thursday of the month at Eremos.
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.