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April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pmFreewill Offering
I have called you by your name….Turn to me and be safe…
It’s time. As never before.
It’s time to answer that “still, small, voice within” that makes you long for One who knows you intimately, lovingly, One who knit you together in your mother’s womb, who knew your soul…when you were being fashioned in secret. (Psalm 139)
Join us for an hour of Lectio Divina, an ancient practice of reading, listening, and looking with the eyes and ears of the heart.
During this hour you will:
- Learn one of the most widespread, simple, and accessible practices of Contemplative Prayer;
- Deepen your relationship with the One who Is, becoming aware of your union with this Loving Presence, and your union with all that is;
- Journey with others whose own spiritual journeys nurture, support, and enrich your own.
What others have said about this Lectio Divina group:
“For several years I have been a member of Celeste’s original Lectio Divina Group. The incredible depth of spirituality and insight into scripture and prayer have opened a whole new religious experience for me. I hope and pray that many more people will listen to God’s voice within their hearts and open themselves to a deeply spiritual journey into Lectio Divina with Celeste’s masterful guidance.”
“There really are no words that can describe what this group means to me. Blessed beyond measure.
I have been a part of this Lectio Divina group for several years and it has enriched my life! It is a gift to journey with Celeste and others, in this enriching form of prayer. Particularly now, with the isolation of the pandemic, it has been a wonderful way to connect with others on the spiritual path. We welcome you to join us!”
About the facilitator: Celeste Calabotta
Celeste Calabotta has a passionate love for and commitment to Contemplative Prayer and the contemplative life as lived in full participation in the world. A spiritual director and 12-year Lay Carmelite, Celeste taught Confirmation for 22 years, has been in retreat ministry at Our Lady of Calvary for 10 years, and began seriously studying contemplative prayer and facilitating groups of Lectio Divina for over 15 years. In addition to presenting numerous programs on contemplative prayer, she has coordinated Lectio Divina prayer groups through Our Lady of Calvary in Farmington, CT, the Spiritual Life Center, West Hartford, CT, and St. Thomas The Apostle Church in West Hartford, CT.
When you register you will receive an email from Jotform. The first will confirm your registration and have your Zoom invitation attached. This invitation is good for the whole series so please save it in a safe place on your device.
This is a freewill offering program. Please know that your donation in any amount helps us to maintain OLC during this difficult time so that the center will be ready to welcome you back when we can reopen.
Please use the form below to register.