I will lead her into the desert and speak to her heart.
- Hosea 2: 16
The purpose of our historical lifetime is to provide us with space for the upward journey of evolution into vertical time and our assimilation of the eternal values that Christ brought into the world. This journey consists of everything from great touches of God (consolations) to the Dark Nights. It is a journey of purification into illumination and understanding, and further into contemplation and union. Becoming familiar with — and reminded of — the map or signposts of the journey is very useful and reassuring to keep making the various consents along the way.
This journey, originally designed for the season of Lent, will explore these traditional signposts of the spiritual journey, including the Dark Nights, with new teachings by Fr. Thomas Keating. It consists of a combination of email, video and audio teachings.
You can expect:
• Teachings delivered via 20 emails.
• Video teachings excerpted from the Spiritual Journey DVD series, previously unpublished interviews of Fr. Thomas, and new audio teachings with Fr. Thomas recorded especially for this retreat.
- A contemplative engagement with scripture and the liturgical themes of Lent as a way of seeing, listening, reflecting, and then living the great themes of Lent in your own life.
To take this e-course during Lent, schedule it to begin on Ash Wednesday and to be delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. (6 CEHs for chaplains available.)
The image for this course is
Guatemala 5 (Vulture and Dove), 1957
© William G. Congdon Foundation, Milan
(choose your own start date and frequency)