The Divine Indwelling

Centering Prayer and Its Development


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112 Pages


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  • Author Thomas Keating

    Fr. Thomas Keating was a founding member and the spiritual guide of Contemplative Outreach. He served on Contemplative Outreach’s Board of Trustees since the organization’s beginning and served as the Chairman of the Board. Fr. Keating was one of the principal architects and teachers of the Christian contemplative prayer movement. He was the author of many books, including Open Mind, Open Heart; Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit; and Invitation to Love. He lived for much of his life at St. Joseph’s Abbey, Massachusetts, and St. Benedict’s Monastery, Snowmass, Colorado. He died in 2019.

  • Author Thomas Ward

These essays discuss several features of centering prayer and the contemplative outreach movement: – Thomas Keating: “The Divine Indwelling,” – Thomas R. Ward: “Spirituality and Community: Centering Prayer and the Ecclesial Dimension,” – Sarah A. Butler: “Lectio Divina as a Tool for Discernment,” – George F. Cairns: “A Dialogue Between Centering Prayer and Transpersonal Psychology,” – Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler: “The Spiritual Network of Contemplative Outreach Limited,” – Paul David Lawson: “Leadership and Changes Through Contemplation: A Parish Perspective,” and – Thomas Keating: “The Practice of Intention/Attention.”
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