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 7.30 pm. Ann Sullivan (089 468 7034)
Castletownbere Curate’s House. Wednesday 8 pm. Kathleen Twomey (086 876 0329)
Cahersiveen – Day Care Centre, The Avenue. Thursday 8 pm Philip O Sullivan (087 227 7014)
Killarney – Friary Community Chapel, Wed 8 pm Ann Fagan (064 6632381) or J.J O’ Shea (087 222 9749)
Aghadoe Room, St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Kenmare Place. Fri 7- 8 pm normally.
Rev. Simon Lumby (064 663 18320) email:email@example.com.
Mercy Convent, Rock Road. Monday 11 am except Summertime. Sr Columba Relihan (087 956 2924)
Tralee – Bon Secours Convent, Strand Street. Mondays 7 pm (except Bank Holidays and August) Sylvia Thompson (085 863 2623) email: firstname.lastname@example.org Joe Linnane (068 471 14) email: email@example.com
Charismatic Prayer Group Meetings
Cahirsiveen in the Nuns Chapel, Monday evening at 8.00 pm, (064) 6635629
Castleisland Holy Trinity Prayer Grp, Wednesday 8.00pm St. Bridget’s Hall, Convent Grounds (066) 7142300
Dingle Presbytery Meeting Room – Thursday 8.30 pm (087) 9242061
Firies Tuesday 8.30 pm Please telephone (066) 9764338 for venue
Killarney Monday 8.00 pm Church of the Resurrection, Park Road – (087) 9776261
Milltown Sunday 8.00 pm Please telephone (066) 9767212 for venue
Milltown Wednesday 8.00 pm Please telephone (087) 7693244 for venue
Milltown Thursday 8.00 pm Please telephone(066) 9767366 for venue
Tralee , St. John’s Pastoral Centre Thursday 8.00 – (087) 9524334
Tralee, Caherleaheen Saturday 9.00 pm Please telephone (066) 7124005 for venue
Millstreet Friday 8.00 pm Parish Rooms attached to Church – (087) 6671724
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.
Killarney – St Brigid’s Oratory The Church of the Resurrection, Park Rd. every Wednesday from 10.00 – 11.00 am, except during July and August. Mary (087 9230160)