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Praised Be You, My God, Through Brother Sun and Sister Moon!
An 8-Day Centering Prayer Silent Retreat and Journey with St. Francis of Assisi

Sept 30 - Oct 7, 2017
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Contemplation is essentially a listening in silence, an expectancy. And yet in a certain sense, we must truly begin to hear God when we have ceased to listen. What is the explanation of this paradox? Perhaps only that there is a higher kind of listening, which is not attentiveness to some special wavelength, a receptivity to a certain kind of message, but a general emptiness that waits to realize the fullness of the message of God within its own apparent void.
--Thomas Merton