Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture

Drop Shadow

The Art of Contemplation

Fr. William Meninger

Faculty/Staff Workshop with Fr. William Meninger

Monday, February 6, 2012 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Center for Catholic Thought and Culture (Maher Hall, 253)

Sponsored by the Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture and the Center for Educational Excellence

With an introduction by Louis Komjathy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, Program Director, Contemplative Studies and member of the Contemplative Pedagogies Professional Learning Community. A light dinner will be served.

Fr. William Meninger was ordained in 1958, after 8 years in St. John's Seminary. He also did graduate studies at Seattle University, Harvard Divinity School, and Boston University and studied scripture in Israel where he taught at the Center for Biblical Studies in Jerusalem and at the Trappist Monastery of Latroun.

In 1963 Fr. William developed a contemplative prayer method based on the 14th-century classic treatise The Cloud of Unknowing which led to a prayer method called Centering Prayer. His books include works on various religious themes, including a commentary on The Cloud of Unknowing. He now teaches his workshop on Contemplative Meditation worldwide along with workshops on Forgiveness, the Enneagram, Sacred Scriptures, and Prayer. He leaves the monastery only four times each year to do this lest he lose his own monastic orientation while sharing it with others.

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