Spiritual Practices

Family Eucharist Gathering
Taizé
Centering Prayer / Meditation

 

Our community gathers at different times of the week to be spiritually nourished through song, prayer, words and silence. See below for a description of the various services and gatherings we have to deepen our relationship with God.

For up-to-date location and timing, please check our calendar.


Family Eucharist Gathering- Sundays at 11AM – Hospice Wellington, Lower Level

Eucharist Service St. Matthias Guelph

Join us as we share music, prayers, readings, and discussions to deepen and inspire our lives. We focus our services on activities that provide a meaningful ‘springboard’ to last throughout the week and gain strength from gathering as a community.

We strive to sense the loving presence of the Holy Spirit, encouraging us, comforting us, guiding us into the fullness of life, so that we become all we have created to be.

 


 Taizé

We gather on the fourth Sunday of every month for a Taizé service held at Hospice Wellington. See our calendar for more info for dates and times.

This Taizé worship service involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence, spiritual readings, and the opportunity for personal prayer. There is no preaching.

The style of prayer has attracted many people from around the globe and from many different denominations. The prayers consist of short chants, repeated again and again, to relax your mind into a meditative state.

The spiritual practice of Taizé began in a small town in France called Taizé and is still a thriving community today. You can learn more about the Taizé community  at http://www.taize.fr/en


Centering Prayer / Meditation

centering prayer; be still

While we’re not currently holding a group meeting time, please use this information for your personal meditation practice.

Contemplative Outreach has developed a free app for Centering Prayer that is available for iPhones and iPads (iOS 7+) and Android phones.

The Centering Prayer mobile app supports your daily prayer practice commitment. Beautiful and peaceful, the app includes an adjustable timer, as well as opening and closing prayer options that may be read before and after Centering Prayer. An assortment of sounds and backgrounds allows you to choose the type of environment for the prayer time. Brief instructions for learning Centering Prayer are also included.

 

Centering prayer is a time to focus on silence, our inner awareness and a deepening spiritual connection.  Read more about the approach we use and the background to this type of meditation:

The Method of Centering Prayer by Thomas Keating

Excerpt below:

We may think of prayer as thought or feelings expressed in words.  But this is only one expression.  Contemplative Prayer is the opening of the mind and heart – our whole being – to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions.  We open our awareness to God whom we know by faith is within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than choosing – closer than consciousness itself…it is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer; it simply puts other kinds of prayer into a new and fuller perspective.   During the time of prayer we consent to God’s presence and action within.  At other times our attention moves outward to discover God’s presence everywhere.

 

 

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