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Into the Silent Land: Exploring the Practice of Contemplation

A Five-Week Prayer Group: Thursdays 6:45-8:20 pm, Feb. 2 – Mar. 2, 2017
Leader: Br. Nicholas Bartoli, SSJE

This group will read and reflect on the book, Into the Silent LandA Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation by Martin Laird ( We will explore the cultivation of awareness and an open heart through prayer and meditation, focusing on methods stemming from the ancient Christian contemplative traditions of the East and West. We will  learn to deepen into silence, rest in stillness, and surrender ourselves to the present moment. This group is both for those wishing to cultivate a new contemplative practice or those who wish to refine or reinvigorate their current practice. The first meeting of the group on Thursday, February 2 will cover chapters one and two.

Limited to 10 participants with ability to commit to all sessions.

To join this prayer group please contact the Guesthouse Manager/Receptionist by e-mail at or by telephone at (617) 876-3037 extension 10.

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