Entries by Peter Donnelly

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. […]

January e-bulletin

“‘The wind blows where it will, and you do not know where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.’ … [T]o be moved by the Spirit is an entirely new way of being in the world.”  – Thomas Keating, Open Mind, Open Heart    Is Centering Prayer Time for Everybody? […]

December e- bulletin

December 2020 ”[T]he best description of God is ‘is-ness’ without any limit … God is everything.”  – Thomas Keating,     Q: “How do I choose my sacred word for Centering Prayer” Dear Friend, Thank you for asking for clarification on the first Centering Payer method guideline: “Choose a sacred word as the symbol of your intention […]

November e-bulletin

“The promise is that we are developing our capacity as human beings to do the things that God does with the greatest of ease: to forgive, to show compassion, to respect everyone, and to experience oneness with everyone.”  Thomas Keating, Reflections on the Unknowable         Q&A Corner Zoom Prayer and Video Posted […]

October e-bulletin

October 2020“Because we are members of one species, all of whom are interconnected and interdependent, our every thought, word and deed affect everyone else in the human family instantaneously, regardless of space and time.  Hence we are accountable to each other as well as to God.”  Thomas Keating, Reflections on the Unknowable   In Memoriam  We […]

September e-bulletin

“Deep prayer increases our trust in God so that we can acknowledge anything and are not blown away by it.” Thomas Keating, Intimacy with God     Unloading of the Unconscious Posted on September 10, 2020 (September 10, 2020)   Q: I have practiced Centering Prayer for years now and I was wondering if you could […]

August E-Bulletin

August 2020 “Contemplative prayer allows the hunger and thirst for God to well up.” Thomas Keating Voices of the Community Pulsing with Life by Sandy Hilger Saints Simon and Jude Centering Prayer Meeting Huntington Beach, CA   I saw a tree in the park. The young leaves were bright green, through and through. “That’s nice,” I […]