Christian Meditation John Main Tradition Prayer Groups
Meditation is a way of pure prayer marked by silence, stillness and simplicity. It helps people of all ages, cultures and beliefs to find a simple, practical and meaningful way to awaken and deepen their spiritual life leading them to inner peace. Many Christians have recovered contact with their own tradition of meditation, or contemplative prayer, because of the work of the Benedictine monk John Main (1926-1982). He was the founder of the World Community for Christian Meditation of which Ireland is a part. His teaching of this ancient tradition of prayer is rooted in the Gospels and in the early Christian monastic tradition of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. www.christianmeditation.ie www.wccm.org
Bere Island Community Centre. Tuesday 7.30pm. Ms Ann Sullivan (089 468 7034)
Curate’s House. Wednesday 8pm. Ms Kathleen Twomey (086 876 0329)
Day Care Centre, The Avenue. Thursday 8pm Philip O Sullivan (087 227 7014)
Community Chapel, Franciscan Friary, Wed 8pm Ms Ann Fagan (064 6632381) Mr J.J O Shea (087 222 9749)
Aghadoe Room, St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Kenmare Place. Fri 7- 8pm normally. Rev. Simon Lumby (064 663 18320) email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suaineas, Woodlawn Road. Monday 11am Except Summertime. Sr Columba Relihan (064 663 3660) Ms Mary Lynch (064 663 2221)
Charismatic Prayer Group Meetings
Cahirsiveen (064) 6635629 Monday evening at 8pm , in the Nuns Chapel, Cahirsiveen
Holy Trinity Prayer Grp, (066) 7142300 Wednesday 8.00 St. Bridget’s Hall, Castleisland Convent Grounds
Dingle (087) 9242061 Thursday 8.30 Presbytery Meeting Room
Firies (066) 9764338 Tuesday 8.30 Please telephone for venue
Killarney (087) 9776261 Monday 8.00 Church of the Resurrection , Park Road
Milltown (066) 9767212 Sunday 8.00 Please telephone for venue
Milltown: (087) 7693244 Wednesday 8.00 Please telephone for venue
Milltown (066) 9767366 Thursday 8.00 Please telephone for venue
Tralee , St. Johns (087) 9524334 Thursday 8.00 St. John’s Pastoral Centre
Tralee, Caherleaheen (066) 7124005 Saturday 9.00 Please telephone for venue Co Cork
Millstreet 087 6671724 Friday 8.00 Parish Rooms – Attached to Church
Diocesan Rep., NSC Grace Condra – (066) 7125462
Centering Prayer Group
In the mid 1980’s a simple method of silent prayer was developed by three Trappist monks, most notably Fr Thomas Keating, after an examination of the Christian and Scriptural Contemplative Tradition. This method came to be known as Centering Prayer, drawing especially from Thomas Merton’s definition of contemplation as prayer “centred entirely on the presence of God.”
Centering Prayer is simply sitting in silence, open to God’s love and your love for God, in which we consent to God’s presence and action in us. This prayer is beyond thoughts, words, emotions, or sensations. Like being with a very close friend or lover, where words are not required, Centering Prayer brings your relationship with God to a level deeper than conversation, to pure communion.
Centering Prayer takes place each Wednesday night in St Brendan’s Pastoral Centre at 7:30pm and all are welcome.
Further information available at www.contemplativeoutreach.org and www.contemplativeoutreachireland.com.