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Visitation Provincial Assembly – Toronto, July 6-10, 2015

Three Associates will represent Visitation East at this Assembly and bring back information for the Maritime Associates. Bernadette Fegan (Halifax Associate) will join the Co-Coordinators in visiting Associate Groups this Fall to share the ideas that the speaker, Sr Nancy Sylvester (Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) provided at the Assembly on the topic of Contemplation and Contemplative Prayer. 

For more info on Sr Nancy Sylvester’s work, please visit her website at www.iccdinstitute.org/home/nancy-sylvester-ihm/

47th Atlantic Seminar in Theological Education June 14-19, 2015

Free Range Spirituality: Spirituality for Today’s World 

47th Atlantic Seminar in Theological Education

June 14-19, 2015 at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Truro, NS

Guest Speakers are Diarmuid O’Murchu and Nancy Steeves

For info on this Seminar and Registration Form, please visit the Atlantic Seminar Theological Education site at www.astes.ca 

Being Contemplative: A Lectio for Life Men’s Retreat with Br. Grant

Drawing from within the Franciscan tradition we will explore meditation as a transitional form of prayer (as do all faithful spiritual theologians) that draws us ever more deeply into relationship with God. With God’s grace, we eventually transition out of this mode of prayer, into a more simple prayer, and then to what is known as infused “contemplation” to refer to either acquired/natural contemplation or affective meditation. From the writings by St. Peter Alcanara, a Franciscan Friar, we will explore the right understanding of a kind of contemplation that is much different than what can be known in meditation for our daily lives in union with God. 

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