'Contemplation and The Cloud of Unknowing: Meditation in the Christian Tradition' with William Meninger, OCSO
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Date and Time
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
“Contemplation and The Cloud of Unknowing: Meditation in the Christian Tradition”
William Meninger, OCSO
Trappist monk and teacher of Centering Prayer
When Father William Meninger encountered a dusty little book in the abbey library called The Cloud of Unknowing, he was delighted at what he discovered. The anonymous 14th century book presented contemplative meditation as a teachable, spiritual process enabling the ordinary person to enter and receive a direct experience of union with God. Written by a monk with practical advice for ordinary people, this spiritual classic maintains its relevance for anyone seeking to learn more about meditation and prayer. Consider joining us afterwards for Mass for Peace in Founders Chapel at 9pm.
Father Meninger is a Trappist monk and retreat master at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado. He takes a limited time each year from his silent monastic life to travel the world and teach contemplative prayer. His book, The Loving Search For God is an effort to bring the message of The Cloud of Unknowing to men and women of the 21st century. He is also known for his books on forgiveness and the Enneagram.