Gregory OJN – March 10
Across the world, spiritual writers of different faiths describe contemplative awakening in amazingly similar terms. They speak of an awakening of presence from anxious distraction, compassion from alienation, and wholeness out of a fragmentation. Christianity offers something unique to contemplative culture in the person of Jesus, chiefly a relational depth of loving and being loved that stabilizes the contemplative experience and spills over into a renewed joy in the physical body and vibrant meaning in our social bodies — our families, communities, and churches.
In this all-day workshop, sponsored by StillPoint Fr. Gregory Fruehwirth of the Order of Julian of Norwich offered teaching aimed at assisting people practically in the experience of contemplative awakening, explored how this is given a unique sense within the Christian Faith, and reflected on how this changes our experience of the physical and social world.