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Contemplative Lounge: Nurturing Silence In Our Lives
Sat, Oct 12, 2019
Faith Lutheran Church, Clive
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Contemplative Lounge: "Exploring Centering Prayer as Meditation Practice"
Sat. Nov. 9, 2019
Faith Lutheran Church, Clive
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Advent Retreats
Sat., Dec. 7, 2019
Des Moines Info...
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Lenten Retreat
Sat., March 14, 2020
Westminster Presbyterian Church
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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