Contemplative Outreach of DFW

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Item-104:  Reflections on Compassion, Bill Sheehan, OMI (2-disc DVD Set)


Length:  103 mins.



Fr Bill Sheehan reflects on the experience of contemplative prayer and one of the fruits of the practice. One great fruit, arising from our fidelity to the practice of centering prayer, is the growing capacity to be a person of compassion. How are you growing in your capacity to be compassionate to yourself and to others?

Centering Prayer, as a contemplative practice, is a prayer of intention. Our intention is to consent to the presence, the love and the action of God. Fr Sheehan ponders the question "What begins to happen when you enter your inner room and close the door and pray to your Abba in secret?Ē He appeals to our awareness when we enter our inner room. What is the quality of your own interior silence? How are you being drawn into the experience of unconditional love?

Fr Billís reflections were recorded during the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapterís annual Six-Day Centering Prayer Retreat at the Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House, Lake Dallas, Texas, May 6 to 11, 2014.

Rev. Bill Sheehan, OMI, is an experienced retreat director and has led many Centering Prayer workshops and retreats. He has been involved with Contemplative Outreach since 1983, practicing centering prayer and guiding others in this way of prayer for more than 25 years.  Currently Fr Bill serves as an advisor to the leadership of Contemplative Outreach.  He has a rich background as a pastor, director of ministry to priests, director of formation and director of the Oblate House of Theology. He is a member of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and lives in an Oblate House of Prayer in Lowell, Massachusetts.


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