Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Feast of our Lady of Mt. Carmel-Day of Prayer, Recollection, & Carmelite Spirituality
Sister Leslie Lund, ocdh
"Fostering the Latent Mystic Within through Contemplative Prayer"
The conferences will be a tour through one's interiority based on St. Teresa of Avila's book: The Interior Castle. We will explore the profound spirituality of the ordinary Christian's...mystical..., contemplative life and prayer open to all for the sake of a deeper love relationship with Christ, his people and always for the "birth of good works" as St. Teresa stresses.
July 16, 2014 9 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Sr. Leslie Lund has been a Carmelite for 32 years and studied Carmelite spirituality both in the monastery and at St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN. She has a BA in philosophy and an MA in Religious Studies from Gonzaga University, and has published a number of articles on Carmelite spirituality. Sister lives in a hermitage on 80 acres of forested land near Newport, WA in a community of Discalced Carmelite hermits. Their main work is contemplative prayer for the church and world, but Sister also offers retreats and spiritual direction.
Tentative Plan for the Day on Contemplative Life and Prayer
9:00 am Mass of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel with Bishop Skylstad
Reflections on Mary as Mystic, Contemplative and Contemplative in Action?themes that will be dealt with in the Conferences
10:00-11:00 am First Conference: Mysticism?True and False; Strengthening our Latent Contemplative; Prayer/Carmelite Prayer
11:00-1200 pm Silent Period for personal prayer, walks, reflection and the Prayer of Recollection in hope of God?s gift of Contemplative prayer
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch (in silence)
1:30-2:45 pm Second Conference: St. Teresa of Avila?s Interior Castle?Mansions 1-4; Transition Signs from Recollection to Contemplation; Difficulties and Dispositions for Prayer, including The Dark Night; Effects of Contemplative Prayer
2:45-4:00 pm Silent period for personal prayer, walks, reflection and the Prayer of Recollection or Contemplation
Confession for those choosing it, or spiritual direction with Sr. Leslie for anyone desiring to meet with her personally about their prayer life (Sign up sheets for Confession and Spiritual Direction will be posted)
4:00 pm Vespers in honor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
People are free to stay for this communal prayer or to leave as necessary
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