Contemplative Outreach of DFW

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Item-105:  The Enneagram for Christian Transformation , William Meninger, OCSO  (2-disc Blu-ray Set)

Length:  5 hrs. 21 mins.


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The two virtues most necessary for the spiritual journey are humility, knowledge of the truth about yourself, and love, an experience of the love of God. Without the former, we cannot begin the journey. Without the latter, we cannot finish it. The Enneagram is an ancient tool with modern overtones which aids us in accomplishing both. It involves a personality profile which uncovers our unconscious, addictive, and mechanical motivations which weaken and sometimes completely overcome our free will. Its origins are found in virtually every mainline philosophy or religion which seeks human understanding as foundational for understanding the divine.

Why in our encounter with life, do we human beings so often keep running up against ourselves, instead of making a breakthrough to God, the Totally Other? In the study of the Enneagram, God is calling us to let go of our false self because we donít need it any more. We can learn to recognize our hidden, addictive motivation, and learn the truth about our personality type; then let ourselves fall into the Center, into God.

Fr William's conference was recorded September 5 - 6, 2014 at St Monica Catholic Church, Dallas, Texas.

William Meninger, OCSO, is a Trappist monk, priest and author currently residing at St Benedicts Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado.

Fr William Meninger, OCSO, was born and educated in the Boston area and was ordained in 1958, after 8 years in St. John's Seminary. He was incardinated into the Diocese of Yakima, Washington. In 1963 he entered the Trappists at St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, where he served in the guest house for 15 years, taught Scripture, liturgy and patristics; served as prior and dean of the junior professed monks. In 1979 he was transferred to a daughter house, St. Benedicts Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado, where he served as Prior, vocation director, novice master, and teacher of theology and scripture. He spent 3 years in Israelwhere he studied scripture and taught at the Center for Biblical Studies in Jerusalem. In 1974 he originated the workshop on Contemplative Meditation (later known as Centering Prayer) which he now teaches worldwide along with workshops on Forgiveness, the Enneagram, Sacred Scriptures, and Prayer.

Fr William is the author of many books including:

  • The Loving Search for God: Contemplative Prayer and the Cloud of Unknowing (Apr 2, 1998)

  • The Process of Forgiveness (Mar 1, 1997)

  • Julian of Norwich: A Mystic for Today (Jul 16, 2010)

  • Joyful Noise: A Monastic Approach to the Psalms (Jan 3, 2011)

  • All Manner of Things (Mar 27, 2012)


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