“Create in us a clean heart, Oh God…”
We strive to help each other grow closer in our relationship with God and neighbor, deepen in spirituality both in the context of the individual as well as a Christian community, and to gain a better understanding of what it means to be followers of Jesus.
Sacred JourneysThursday evening groups with reading of books and targeted mini-series programs such as “Becoming Jesus,” “The Interior Way” Lenten Series, “The Lives of the Saints,” and Monastic Spirituality. Click here for more information.
Film & FaithFilms are a powerful medium and can offer us a window through which to explore important questions about society, culture, faith, and spirituality; both within our own modern culture as well as the broader world view. First Friday of each month. Click here for more information.
Quiet DaysLed by Sr. Greta Ronningen, CDL, these rich contemplative experiences can help us move deeper into the mystery of God. Each Quiet Day will feature a different contemplative theme including Centering Prayer, The Jesus Prayer, The Welcoming Prayer, Ignatian Imagination and Lectio Divina. Third Saturday of each month. Click here for more information.
Centering PrayerThis very popular twice-weekly practice is led offered by Sr. Greta Ronningen, CDL and Sharon Crandall, in St. Luke’s Chapel on Tuesdays and Thursdays. No previous experience is necessary. Instruction is available. All are welcome. Tuesdays 6:15pm – 7:30pm and Thursdays 6:15pm – 6:45pm.
Taize a contemplative experiencecandlelight ? prayer ? reflection ? music – Second Friday of each month. Click here for more information.
Spiritual RetreatsThese very popular spiritual retreats are led by Br. Dennis and Sr. Greta will be offered throughout the program year. Upcoming retreats: Advent Retreat: Dec 20-23; Contemplative Prayer: Apr 4-7. For more information contact Br. Dennis, CDL at the church office: 626-282-5147 x13
I weave a silence on my mind.
I weave a silence within my heart.
I close my ears to distractions.
I close my eyes to attentions.
I close my heart to temptations.
Calm me, o Lord,
as you stilled the storm.
Still me, o Lord,
keep me from harm.
Let all the tumult within me cease.
Enfold me Lord in your peace.
--Traditional Celtic prayer