Rediscovering a Contemplative Church

Rediscovering a Contemplative Church

Rediscovering a Contemplative Church

Regular price €10.00
/
  • Secure payments
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
Tax included.

This two talk set was recorded live in Dublin, Ireland.

In the Church today we spend a lot of time tormenting ourselves about our failures.  The very idealism we had before makes them  seem even more ruinous than they are.  We think of all the wrong things done, and the failure to do great things.  Against that background, it seems perverse to say we should learn how to do nothing.  But that is what meditation is: doing nothing.  If a wheel is spinning in the wrong direction, it has to stop completely before it can begin to turn in the right direction.  Stopping completely sounds easy, but in truth it is not: doing nothing is one of the hardest things to do.  Like the world around us, we are so geared to action that we see only one opposite to it: failure.  But its real opposite is meditation. 

            For ‘meditation’ you can read ‘contemplation’.  In modern usage these words are considered interchangeable.   They mean silent presence to God.  For our own sanity – even if for no better reason – we need to learn how to practise it.  It is already flourishing in many parishes around the world.  These talks are addressed to that movement.

1. Select/click on the product you wish to buy in Digital Downloads

2. Click on the Pay/Buy icon

3. Fill in your payment details.

4. You will then receive email confirmation of your purchase and your audio files which will go directly to your email address.

5. Click on the “File” and it will automatically download to your Downloads folder, ready to play. Enjoy!!

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Hear The Voice of the Shofar Calling!
Fr Pat Collins, Marie Bierne, Bro jardine + Praise
€15.00
Donate
Éist
from €2.00
A Perennial Pentecost - What the Church needs NOW!!
Fr Pat Collins C.M. & Marie Beirne
€12.00
National Pilgrimage to Knock 2023
Fr Pat Collins
€10.00
Maria Vadia - Reaping the Power (Sligo)
Maria Vadia
€10.00
Becoming a compassionate presence
Joyce Rupp
€10.00
Recently viewed