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Weekly Readings 21/4/2013

An excerpt from Laurence Freeman OSB, “Dearest Friends,” Christian Meditation Newsletter, Vol 35, #2, July 2011, pp. 4-5. 

Global media wallpapers our life with the problems of the world in which we are meant to see our own issues reflected.

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Weekly Readings 14/4/2013

An excerpt from John Main OSB, “Commitment to Simplicity,” MOMENT OF CHRIST (New York: Continuum, 1998), pp. 26-27.

You have heard it said that meditation is “the way to reality.” It is firstly the way to the reality of our own being. By meditation, we learn to be.

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Weekly Readings 7/4/2013

An excerpt from John Main OSB, “Space to Be,” MOMENT OF CHRIST (New York: Continuum, 1998), pp. 92-93.

To know ourselves, to understand ourselves and to . . .get ourselves and our problems in perspective, we simply must make contact with our spirit.

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Weekly Readings 31/3/2013

From John Main OSB, "Redemptive Love," THE WAY OF UNKNOWING (New York: Crossroad, 1990), pp. 124-126.

St Paul speaks frequently of the evolving maturity of Christians.

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Weekly Readings 24/3/2013

An excerpt from Laurence Freeman OSB, “Dearest Friends,” Christian Mediation Newsletter, Vol. 30, No. 1,   March 2006.

We always clutch at our imagined redeemers, unaware that no true redeemer allows himself to be clung to. “Do not cling to me. . .I have not yet ascended to the Father.”

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Weekly Readings 17/3/2013

From Fr. Laurence Freeman: Dearest Friends, January 1997 WCCM International Newsletter

Meditation is about living in the moment of Christ as John Main understood so deeply.  It is not about thinking of Christ as he was or how he will come again but about being with him now and being transformed in his being.

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Weekly Readings 10/3/2013

An excerpt from Laurence Freeman OSB, “Letter Eleven,” WEB OF SILENCE
(London: Darton, Longman, Todd, 1996), pp. 116-118.

From time to time, by grace and faith and the simplicity of the mantra, we can be led into deep peace and equanimity.

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Weekly Readings 3/3/2013

An excerpt from Laurence Freeman OSB, “Dearest Friends,” Newsletter of the World Community for Christian Meditation, Vol. 33, #1, April 2009, p. 4.

The mantra is the focus of this daily mystery lived in the ordinary. It is an act of unity, an expression of love beginning with a new kind of love for one’s self that may at first seem like tough love but which expands into the Trinitarian experience itself

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Weekly Readings 24/2/2013

An excerpt from Laurence Freeman OSB, “Reflections,”  Lent 2008,” pp. 2-3, www.wccm.org. 

Lent is a time when we refine and purify the spiritual senses and identify the habits or patterns that pollute them. The means of doing this are the exercises we undertake in this season.

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Weekly Readings 17/2/2013

An excerpt from Laurence Freeman OSB, “Meditation,” JESUS THE TEACHER WITHIN (New York: Continuum, 2000), pp. 212-213.

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus identified material concerns as our main source of anxiety. How can we make ourselves more comfortable and reduce personal suffering?

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