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Published by St. Anthony Messenger Press in Cincinnati, Ohio .
Written in English


  • Contemplation.,
  • Spiritual life -- Catholic Church.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Virginia Manss and Mary Frohlich ; foreword by Tilden Edwards.
ContributionsManss, Virginia., Frohlich, Mary.
LC ClassificationsBV5091.C7 L39 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 204 p. ;
Number of Pages204
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6896650M
ISBN 100867163704
LC Control Number00698472

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Formerly know as the Genesee Lay Contemplative Associates (GLCA), the LCA was formed in as an adjunct to the Genesee Lay Contemplatives (GLC), a face-to-face group affiliated with the Abbey. After the formation of the latter in , there was perceived to be a need for a wider ranging, less territorially bound contemplative association to. Those seeking to become a Genesee Lay Contemplative (GLC) must: Complete an application including a biographical outline of their spiritual history. Request that two letters of recommendation be submitted on their behalf (one from a pastor and the other from a spiritual director or in the absence of a spiritual director, from another qualified. THE LAY CONTEMPLATIVE draws together a blend of story, theory and practical help for the many people who feel called to pursue a contemplative prayer life while living an active life in the world. This book provides a variety of resources that will assist the Christian layperson in deepening a contemplative strong testimonies.   The measuring stick in all of this contemplative practice (Trappist) is gathering together with Christ as our Savior and Lord, as set forth in Scripture, in the rule of St. Benedict (especially for me in Chapter 4), in Eucharist, and again in Eucharistic Adoration, in .

  Two books that really helped me understand this lay contemplative calling and how to begin to put it into practice are listed below: The Lay Contemplative: Testimonies, Perspectives, Resources edited by Virginia Manss and Mary Frohlich with Foreword by Tilden Edwards (St. Anthony Messenger Press). New Monasticism is a diverse movement, not limited to a specific religious denomination or church and including varying expressions of contemplative life. These include evangelical Christian communities such as "Simple Way Community" and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's "Rutba House," European and Irish new monastic communities, such as that formed by Bernadette Flanagan, spiritual communities such.   This is opposed to the active life, which seeks to serve our neighbor out of love. It’s obvious that lay people living in the world, especially spouses and parents, need to live this type of active life. But the contemplative life is also possible and necessary for us. Prayer and mortification are the means to this end.   A little explanation: Due to hard wear and long use, my hands and wrists are not able to do much typing these I can dictate the quotes I find, and also sometimes cut and paste, there still remains a lot of that blasted 'clicking' that must be done, which takes its far I have been able to keep finding and sharing - but please understand, when a quote doesn't come on any one.

Yet, in this groundbreaking new book, Eleanor Johnson argues instead for the pervasiveness and accessibility of contemplative works to medieval audiences. By drawing together ostensibly diverse literary genres—devotional prose, allegorical poetry, cycle dramas, and morality plays—Staging Contemplation paints late Middle English. +CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE IN THE WORLD 22 July Presentation to LCG Merton begins with comment about the “rigidly institutional character of the monastic life today.” This was true in his time when there was a book of regulations that governed the monks life .   Some 40 years and 20 books (including The Contemplative Pastor) later, Peterson is the antithesis of a frantic, insecure shepherd, and his address may . Part Two, "Guidelines for Growing as a Lay Contemplative," grounds the lay contemplative movement in the history of the Church and ways of discernment. Part Three gives practical information about retreat centers and centers of formation that specialize in guiding lay contemplatives. Book jacket."--BOOK .