A series of Events, Podcasts, Webinars, Zoom retreats
bringing the mystics to contemporary life.


A NEW PODCAST – Life, Love, & Light: Reflections by Veronica Mary Rolf 

In this series of contemplative podcasts, we delve into the wisdom of the Christian mystics to discover how they may inspire, encourage, and guide us on our own spiritual path—especially during this time of pandemic that produces so much fear, suffering, and anxiety.
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Online Course: Wisdom of the World’s Mystical Traditions, with Carl McColman.Every Monday from September 28 – November 9

Theology and religious institutions often seem to separate us — but spirituality and mysticism invite us to find our deep union in the Divine and in one another. With this principle in mind, Contemplation and Practice invites us into a seven week journey of learning about the mystical traditions found in the world’s great spiritual paths — with a focus on contemplative exercises that can help us embody that mystical union in our own hearts and minds.

Register and learn more here.


Online Retreat: Wisdom of the Christian Mystics, with Brother Elias and Carl McColman

Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8

From the Desert Fathers to Julian of Norwich to Thomas Merton, Christian history is filled with stories of men and women who experienced a profound sense of God’s presence in their lives. Can the teachings of the mystics still speak to us today?  The mystics themselves would say “Yes.”  Furthermore, their message is not just for priests, monks or nuns, but is indeed meant for the entire people of God.  With this in mind, during this weekend we will look at several ways that the wisdom of the Christian mystics can provide insight and inspiration for our age, including the universal call to holiness, St. Paul’s directive to “pray without ceasing,” and the promise from the Psalms to “Be still and know that I am God.”

To register, please call the Monastery Guest House at 1-770-760-0959.


Online Event: Dealing with Distractions During Centering Prayer

Friday, November 13 – Saturday, November 14

“I’ve tried Centering Prayer, but my mind just won’t settle down!” If you’ve ever said this, or something like it, then this mini-retreat is for you! We will be reflecting together on how the “monkey mind” feels like such a distraction during forms of silent prayer — and then we’ll consider how we can actually “meet the monkey” in such a way that even the noisiest thoughts can become doorways to moving deeper into prayerful silence before God. We’ll have two days to pray together, learn together, and support one another on the greatest of adventures — moving more deeply into the silence of Divine Love.

Register and learn more here.


Wisdom of the Christian Mystics
By Tessa BieleckiCarl McColman
Monday, November 02 – Friday, November 27

Be careful: the words of the mystics have been known to change peoples’ lives.

This e-course explores the life and teachings of some of the great mystics of the Christian tradition, revealing how their ancient — and sometimes recent — wisdom can inspire and transform our lives today. Each of the twelve emails will introduce you to a mystical teaching and invite you to savor its wisdom in the ordinary rhythms of your daily life.
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