COMW Virtual Half-Day Retreat
Led by LJ Milone
Saturday, September 18th, 9 am-noon.
Join LJ Milone for a followup program on the "Cloud of the Unknowing."
An anonymous Christian contemplative from the middle ages wrote the classic work, “The Cloud of Unknowing.” Centering Prayer, of course, is based on this seminal work of spiritual practice. The whole of The Cloud of Unknowing is about contemplation. The practice of contemplation goes beyond the mind. It goes into unknowing. The author is insistent on this point. Our minds cannot grasp God because God is transcendent mystery. Therefore, we must pray beyond the thinking mind.
Having practiced Centering Prayer for 17 years, LJ Milone has gone deep into the Catholic tradition. His spirituality is greatly influenced by Francis of Assisi, Meister Eckhart, the Cloud of Unknowing, Thomas Keating, Richard Rohr, Anthony De Mello, and, ultimately, the teachings of Jesus. As a pastoral minister at a Catholic parish in Silver Spring, MD, he has served the faith formation needs of children, as well as adults since June 2007. A leader of many retreats, lectures, and classes on the topics of the teachings of Jesus, contemplative prayer, Centering Prayer, Christian mysticism, and contemporary spirituality, LJ is also a spiritual director receiving his training at the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction in Tucson, AZ.
Suggested program donation $25.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email providing information on how to make your goodwill offering and instructions on how to join the Zoom retreat.