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An evening introducing contemplative prayer

Date:14/03/2018
From:20:00
Location: An evening introducing contemplative prayer St Gabriel's, Walm Lane, London NW2 4RX
Cost:Free
Audience:All welcome - please arrive promptly
Contact: Church Manager
020 8830 6626
St Gabriel's, Walm Lane, London, NW2 4RX
More information: https://www.st-gabriels.org
Download file: A4-Contemplative-Prayer-Evening.pdf

In the Middle Ages a Flemish-German mystic called Meister Eckhart said, “There is nothing so much like God as silence”.

In the busy, noisy time in which we live, mentally and emotionally fragmented by the many things that compete for our attention, is it possible to find a place of peace, attentiveness, stillness and silence?

As soon as we close our eyes and try to pray, we discover that much of the noise we experience as coming from the outside is actually on the inside.

Our restless minds will not keep still.

Can we ever learn to be still? How do we stop and attend to God? How do we learn to discern his voice amongst all the others? How do we learn to listen?

This evening on Contemplative Prayer will introduce us to the concept, its history and method. But most importantly we will try our hand at doing it.

Led by Revd Alison Christian.

Alison is Advisor and Advocate for the London Centre for Spiritual Direction.

A Willesden Area priest, she was for seventeen years an incumbent in two Willesden parishes before moving to Leicestershire for five years to be Warden of Launde Abbey Retreat House.


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