Contemplative Outreach of DFW

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Item-101:  The Cloud of Unknowing, William Meninger, OCSO (2-disc DVD Set)

 

Length:  140 mins.

 

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$18.00

Fr William spoke about Contemplative Prayer and the book The Cloud of Unknowing at St Monica Catholic church in Dallas, Texas, on March 16, 2013.

William Meninger, OCSO, is a Trappist monk, priest and author currently residing at St Benedicts Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado. In 1974 Fr William found a dusty little book in the abbey library entitled, The Cloud of Unknowing.  He discovered that this anonymous 14th century book presented contemplative meditation as a teachable spiritual process enabling the ordinary person to enter and receive a direct experience of Union with God. This form of meditation, more recently known as ‘Centering Prayer’ (from a text of Thomas Merton), can be traced from the earliest centuries of Christianity.  Fr. Meninger developed a workshop on Contemplative Meditation based on The Cloud of Unknowing.  Today he takes a limited time each year from his silent monastic life to travel the world and teach contemplative prayer.  His book, The Loving Search for God is an effort to bring the message of The Cloud of Unknowing to men and women of the 21st Century.

 

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