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January 2020

Introduction to Centering Prayer in Grant Park

January 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grant Park Meditation and Contemplative Arts Center, 1030 Grant St. #3
Atlanta, GA 30315 United States
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$50

Is your new year's resolution to deepen your prayer life? A Centering Prayer workshop can be a great way to nurture a more intimate relationship with God! Start 2020 off right with this workshop, at the wonderful new Grant Park Meditation and Contemplative Arts Center. Co-sponsored by Contemplative Outreach Atlanta. Your registration fee covers the Saturday workshop which I will lead, and six follow-up meetings featuring video instruction from Fr. Thomas Keating. For more information or to register, click here.…

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An Epiphany Celebration: Contemplative Insights with Lerita Coleman Brown, Stuart Higginbotham, and Carl McColman

January 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mary & Martha’s Place (at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church), 4393 Garmon Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327 United States
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I'll be joining my friends Lerita Coleman Brown and Stuart Higginbotham for a special Epiphany celebration and contemplative booksigning, which will take place at Mary & Martha's Place on Sunday, January 12 at 4 PM. Epiphany invites us to focus on the manifestation of God in our lives, the work of the Spirit in our hearts.  In each and every heart, Spirit invites a deeper awareness of God's peace and love. In this day and age, many are seeking to offer…

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Pray Without Ceasing: An Introduction to Christian Contemplation and Mystical Spirituality

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - March 5 @ 8:30 pm
St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 636 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Could your new year’s resolution be, “This year I want to grow spiritually?” If so, this course — meeting six Thursday evenings from January 30 to March 5 — could help you get the year off to a great start! Mysticism. Contemplation. Union with God. These are big concepts and it’s tempting to think that they are just for saints or other advanced souls. But the Catholic faith proclaims that prayer — and the joy of an intimate friendship with…

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April 2020

Spirituality Immersion at the Montreat Conference Center

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - April 22 @ 5:00 pm
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive
Montreat, NC 28757 United States
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This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back once it is safe for people to gather and I will post future events like this one. I am going to be co-directing this wonderful spirituality immersion program, co-sponsored by Columbia Theological Seminary and Montreat Conference Center. Click on this link to learn more about this program and to register: Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life.

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May 2020

Online Retreat: Praying with the English Mystics

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - May 14 @ 3:00 pm
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One of my favorite monasteries is Holy Cross Monastery in the Hudson River Valley of New York. I've led a number of retreats there over the years, and so I'm very pleased to offer this retreat — via Zoom — the next best thing to being there! Over three days (May 12, 13, and 14, 2020) we'll have a Zoom session each day to reflect together on the wisdom of one of the great English mystics. We'll explore the spiritual…

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Online Event: Julian of Norwich – The Patron Saint of Sheltering in Place

May 29 @ 10:00 am - May 30 @ 12:00 pm
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$50

Julian of Norwich, a fourteenth century mystic, is surprisingly relevant to our time: she lived through political turmoil, religious conflict, and multiple outbreaks of the bubonic plague. Through it all, she retained a spirituality powerful in its optimism, trust, and joy in God. She has much to teach us about the nature of Divine Love, the dynamics of prayer, and the beauty of life when it is grounded in the unshakable confidence that "All Shall Be Well." Our sessions will…

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Introduction to Centering Prayer in Cherry Log, GA

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cherry Log Christian Church, 1149 Cherry Log St
Cherry Log, GA 30522 United States
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$35

This event has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back once it is safe for people to gather and I will post future events like this one. Come join me in North Georgia where Contemplative Outreach Atlanta is hosting an "Introduction to Centering Prayer" Workshop on May 30! Your registration fee covers the Saturday workshop which I will lead, and six follow-up meetings featuring video instruction from Fr. Thomas Keating. For more information or to register,…

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June 2020

Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald: Christian Imagination Retreat

June 19 @ 5:30 pm - June 21 @ 11:30 am
Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212 SW
Conyers, GA 30094 United States
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$220

This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is possible that this event may be offered at a future date or in an online form. Please visit this website again for updated information as it becomes available. I'll be returning to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, GA to lead this special retreat! Hope to see you there..., , , J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and George MacDonald: the Wisdom of the Christian Imagination J.R.R.…

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July 2020

Online Event: “Remaining Faithful in Unusual Times”

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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I'll be leading a presentation and reflection on the wisdom of Julian of Norwich particularly as it relates to the world we find ourselves in here in the summer of 2020: the world of pandemic, social distancing, the struggle against racism, and the challenge to remain faithful and hopeful during these most difficult times. This talk is free and open to the public — you just need to contact the pastor of Friendship Presbyterian Church to receive a Zoom invite.…

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Online Retreat: Praying with the Spanish Mystics

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - July 23 @ 3:30 pm
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$45

My friends at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY have invited me "back" for another Zoom retreat. The theme of this retreat will be "Praying with the Spanish Mystics," focusing on the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Teresa of Ávila, and St. John of the Cross. We'll have a conference each day of the three day retreat; at each conference we will explore the life and teaching of one of these great mystics and pray together according…

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