Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Divine Therapy: The healing power of the contemplative journey

God is a divine therapist according to Fr. Thomas Keating, founder of Contemplative Outreach, because God “searches through our personal history and heals what needs to be healed -- the wounds of childhood or our own self-inflicted wounds.”

On Saturday, Oct. 18, Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler, president of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd., will present a workshop on divine therapy and the psychology of centering prayer and the contemplative journey. The workshop will be held at St. Bartholomew's Church, 51st. Street and Park Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Rooms 32 and 33. Previous centering prayer experience is recommended, but not required. A brown bag lunch is recommended. Please register at St. Bart’s Central at central@stbarts.org or 212-378-0222. Registration fee is $30; scholarship is available upon request.

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