Led by Fr. Elijah Owens OSB, Wednesdays at 6 pm
Just as every individual is uniquely created in the image of God, so too is each individual attuned in different ways to more deeply engage the Creator. Throughout generations, the Church has been inspired to explore a myriad of pathways that assist a person to pray to God through Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. Many of these ancient pathways or prayer styles have been long forgotten, whilst others are practiced occasionally but usually devoid of their potent lifechanging strength. NO MORE!!!
Join our resident Benedictine monk, Fr. Elijah, to learn to pray. Not just pray, but to begin a journey to find those means of prayers that are best suited for how God created you. Each session will begin with some words and education about the type of prayer to be used, and then we will dive into the prayer to experience it with a monk as your guide. We will begin with the most ancient monastic practice of Lectio Divina and then learn how to test whether the Spirit is good or evil. Once grounded in this tradition, we then move to exploring diverse forms such as: the Jesus Prayer, Chaplet devotions, Loricas, Performance Prayer, Visio Divina, Chant and Musical Prayer, the Rosary and Marian devotions, the Practice of the Presence of God, Consecration Prayers, Inchoative Prayer and Aspirations, Easter Fire and Incense Prayer, Ascetical Prayer, Penitential Prayer, Hesychasm, Intercessory Prayer, Sacrificial Prayer, Liturgy of the Hours, Creation Prayer, Contemplative Prayer, Literary Prayer, and many others.
Every Wednesday 6 pm – 7 pm (finishing before 7pm, giving you time for supper at Newman House if you wish).