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St. John Bosco Church
Compound, Makati City
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"... This was Jesus' way of manifesting the love of God – becoming
one with us in order that human beings might become one with God
... In the Christian tradition love is the bottom line: “Love God
with your whole heart, mind, soul and strength and your neighbor
as yourself.” The same God is in others as in us. All humans
basically are equal and, if they consent, are inserted into the
Mystical Body of Christ to serve each other and to build up the
Body of Christ in every possible way."
Fr. Thomas Keating,
“That We May Be One: Christian Non-Duality”
If we live our spiritual lives only in fear of punishment or in hope of
reward, rather than in the awareness of the One in whom all life is
worthwhile, we can be religious people, but we will never be holy
people. Then life is simply a series of tests and trials and scores, not
the moment-by-moment revelation of God who is present in everything that
happens to us, in everything we do. God is present in everything around
us, in everything we do, wherever we are, and in whatever situations we
find ourselves. It is coming to a sense of the Presence of God that
changes our attitude toward life.
Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB
(Editor’s Note: In his last weeks and days, this prayer was
read to Fr. Thomas at his request).
PRAYER OF ABANDONMENT
By Charles de Foucauld
I abandon myself into your hands;
do with me what you will.
Whatever you may do, I thank you:
I am ready for all, I accept all.
Let only your will be done in me,
and in all your creatures –
I wish no more than this, O Lord.
Into your hands I commend my soul:
I offer it to you with all the love of my heart,
for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself,
to surrender myself into your hands without reserve,
and with boundless confidence,
for you are my Father.
(From CO e-News
Bulletin, February 2019)
At Fr. Thomas' request, we
are going back to the basics and posting here "Model of the Human
Condition," the first of six hour-long talks that are Part 2 of the
series "The Spiritual Journey with Fr. Thomas Keating" This
is the the second half of the first talk
Resources for Lent
"Easter, with its grace of
interior resurrection, is the radical healing of the human condition.
Lent, which prepares us for this grace, is about what needs to be
healed, [forgiven and celebrated]." Fr. Thomas Keating, The
Mystery of Christ
Centering Prayer as Prayer, Method, and Process
March 11 - April 18
A live online retreat
If you are new to Centering
Prayer or wishing to renew your practice, Lent is a good time to deepen
your relationship with God through this live online retreat. We will
focus on teaching and practicing the method of Centering Prayer and
review its place in the Christian tradition, its conceptual background,
psychological process, and share insights into establishing Centering
Prayer as a way of life.
Read more >
The Grace of Lent,
Foundations for Contemplative Living:
This self-guided online
retreat, originally created for Lent in 2014, aims to create a Lenten
atmosphere of silence, stillness, and a quiet inner joy of alert
receptivity. You are encouraged to partake of the particular beauty of
the season viewing Lent itself as an artful preparation to a slow and
sustained intentional journey where the heart is awakened into a new
life in and through divine love.
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Journey to the Center
From the stark beginning of
Ash Wednesday to the joyous climax of Easter Sunday, these
meditations will feed your faith, renew your hope, and bless
abundantly your journey of love.
Read More >
The Paschal Mystery, A Journey into
Redemption and Grace:
This is a 109 page booklet
based completely on the teachings and writings of Fr. Thomas Keating on
the topic, it is intended to serve as a daily companion to move ever
deeper in trust and intimacy with the living God in the midst of trials,
purification, various forms of suffering or simply within the norms of
everyday life. This 40-day mini-retreat is a journey from the limiting
small self to the fullness of the human being who we were created to be.
Scripture passages are complemented by beautiful images, Fr. Keating's
writings and a mini-practice on which to focus for the day.
Read More >