Entries by Peter Donnelly

August E-bulletin

image courtesy of Edward Babcock     “If we experience emotional suffering, there is probably something we haven’t quite surrendered yet. If we truly surrender everything we possess, we will know the right thing to do spontaneously, and action inspired by the Spirit is where Centering Prayer is preparing us to go.”  —Thomas Keating,  June […]

July e-bulletin

Our ultimate goal is to integrate the active and contemplative dimensions of reality within us and around us, which some mystics call ever-present awareness, enlightenment, or waking up.  To handle the details of living a human life without being distracted from this primary vision is not attained through thinking, but through what might be called […]

June e-bulletin

“Over the next two weeks, Thomas spent most of the time either asleep or apparently engaged in another world, from which he would occasionally emerge with edifying pronouncements. For instance, I was present to hear him say, ‘I am what I am, and I’m finding out what that is.’ Another time the words were unspoken; as […]

May e-bulletin

“In oneness, there is not more or less; there is only oneness. … One-ing … is always happening. God is not an object or noun as we understand those terms. God just is, is, is. One-ing is to be, to live, and to act. … That God’s will may ‘be done, on earth as it is […]

April E-bulletin.

  “To be totally open and willing to receive the fullness of the Spirit is the proper disposition for transformation. What is important at this point is not our self-initiated activity, but our humility based on our having tasted to the depths the lack of integrity and the possibility of all evil that is inherent in […]

March E-bulletin

      “Prayer and activity are not enemies. We ascend the ladder of consciousness beyond rational consciousness to intuitive and unitive levels, and then, when they become stabilized, action and contemplation become the same thing because God is present in everything. You see God in everything, and you see God intentionally working with circumstances […]

Contemplative Outreach Dublin are meeting via Zoom. All are welcome

  During the restrictions due to Covid-19, Contemplative Outreach Dublin are meeting via Zoom.  We meet on Thursdays at 4.00pm for a simple 20 min gathering and also on the Second Saturday of every month from 10.00am until 12.00 noon.      All are welcome.  Please email fmquinn48@gmail.com if you would like the Zoom link […]

February 2021 “Surrender to the unknown marks the great transitions of the spiritual journey. On the brink of each new breakthrough there is a crisis of trust and love.”  —Thomas Keating,The Better Part   In Memoriam   Fr William Meninger OCSO died Sunday morning, February 14th at age 88 in his infirmary room at St. […]