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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
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,
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
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)