Fra Johannes af korsets "Levende kærlighedsflamme":

lørdag, december 18, 2010

Centrerende bøn-retræter i Irland i 2011

Contemplative Outreach Ireland har planlagt en række centrerende bøn-retræter i 2011, som skal holdes på St. Aidan's Monastery, Ferns, Co. Wexford. Det er et fint sted for en retræte, og lederne har megen erfaring og indsigt i centrerende bøn. Bemærk at intensiv-retræten den 2. til den 9. juli ledes af Pat Johnson fra Snowmass. Hun var med til den første intensiv-retræte som Thomas Keating holdt i 1983.

Her er linket for deres kalender. 

Og her kan du se St. Aidan's med eremitboligerne, hvor retrætedeltagere bor.

lørdag, december 04, 2010

Dagens citat, 2010.12.04

At the center of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, which is never at our disposal, from which God disposes of our lives, which is inaccessible to the fantasies of our mind or the brutalities of our will.  This little point of nothingness and of absolute poverty is the pure glory of God in us.  It is, so to speak, His name written in us.  As our poverty, as our indigence, as our dependence, as our son-ship, it is like a pure diamond blazing with the invisible light of heaven.  It is in everybody.  And if we could see it we would see these billions of points of light coming together in the face and blaze of a sun that would make all the darkness and cruelty of life vanish completely.  I have no program for this seeing; is it only given.  But the Gate of Heaven is everywhere.
Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander