God is Love
The Heart of All Creation
Featuring the DVD segments “Silence and Centering Prayer” and “A Blessing”
with Fr. Thomas Keating

Divine love is compassionate,
totally self-giving,
seeking no reward,
  unifying everything.*

We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us. 
God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him, in her.**

8:30        Gather
9:00        Introduction/orientation
9:15        Centering Prayer (30 minutes)
9:45        Break
10:00     View DVD segment: Silence and Centering Prayer
10:30     Time for silent reflection/journaling
11:15     Small group discussion
11:45     Lunch
12:30     Large group discussion
1:00        View DVD segment: A blessing
1:10        Time for reflection, write a blessing, journaling, silence, break, evaluation
1:25        Centering Prayer (30 minutes)
1:55        Closing, final thought for the day.

*Thomas Keating, “Guidelines for Christian Life, Growth and Transformation #16, Open Mind, Open Heart
         ** 1 John 4:16