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Parent Christian Meditation

Luke 10:38

 

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” 41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

 

Meditation, or contemplative prayer, is a universal practice that leads beyond words, images, and thoughts into the faith- filled and presence- filled emptiness we call the silence of God. What is particularly Christian about it is the awareness that it takes us in faith to the prayer of Jesus himself.

 

With the support of Ms. Susan and Sr. Annette, one our Dominican Sisters, the PSO will provide a space for a weekly parent meditation group. It is our hope that this meditation will both deepen our own faith and enrich our school by praying within it on regular basis. The group will meet Friday mornings in the Atrium from 8:05-8:25 a.m., or occasionally earlier on PSO meeting days.

 
 

A brief Question & Answer regarding Christian meditation:

1. What will the sessions be like?

A: 20 min of meditation (silence), and a word of closing

 

2. Must you be Catholic or Christian to participate

A: No, we are sitting in silence, it is open to all

 

3. Is there a commitment to come to every session

A: No, you can come as frequently or infrequently as you like, it is a beautiful practice with any number of participants

 

4. You are not "good" at praying or meditating

A: Try silence and let the holy spirit pray for you. You are created in Christ to pray, come and sit at his feet.

 

For more information, please contact Edith Napoleon.

 

 

Resources for Christian Meditation:

 

Sensing God: Learning to Meditate During Lent by Laurence Freeman OSB

 

Hunger for Depth and Meaning by John Main

 

The World Community for Christian Tradition of Meditation wccm.org