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Praying the Psalms

“You need to pray the Psalms” Those six words said around a lunch table at a chicken restaurant in Cincinnati, Ohio began a life changing transformation. In the midst of one of the most difficult periods of my congregational ministry, one of my prayer partners shared...

Connecting Centering Prayer and The Spiritual Exercises

Two watershed experiences in my own spiritual journey were a 30-day retreat at Eastern Point Retreat House in Gloucester, Massachusetts in July, 1976, and a 14-day intensive centering prayer retreat that took place at the Lama Foundation located in the mountains of northern New Mexico...

Centering Prayer: Recovery For Ministerial Burnout

Centering prayer can help with burnout, so read on for more prayer tips.  Burnout is a big problem. In far too many cases we hear of missionaries who go to the field and then, before long, we learn that they have lost their zeal and came...

Thomas Keating on Contemplation and Compassion

Our founding editor, Kate Sheehan Roach, sat down with some of the most influential spiritual leaders to talk about compassion. Watch the video with Thomas Keating below to learn about how compassion cultivates unconditional love in our lives and the world. Father Thomas Keating is one of the first pioneers...