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Annie

Yes. Thank you.

Monk-In-Training

Comment from my friend Barbara:


With martyrdom no longer a way to imitate Christ, this new monastic tradition emerged.

Because there was no written bible, the wisdom stories were passed from one to the other and memorized.

The way lectio was followed then was to take one scripture verse and stick with it sometimes for years until you became it, lived it, like Anthony did with the Matthew verse.

Nowadays its our challenge to find ways to live as followers of Christ within our time and culture. Contemplative living with its particular prayer practices seems to be the emerging contemporary method.

Have you read Gerald May’s Addiction and Grace Terry? I came across it years ago without any experience with contemplative prayer. Picked it up the other day and cannot believe how incredibly beautifully he explains the mental processes that occur within us when we center. A great read for these hibernating retreat-like days…

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