The School for Contemplative Living
Monday, December 05, 2016
Listening in Stillness, Serving in Joy!
 New Class: The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr
Wednesdays, 12-1 pm (with 11:30 am centering prayer)
Advent House, 1637 Seventh Street at Carondelet
or 6 - 7 pm (with 5:30 pm centering prayer available) 
Rayne United Methodist Church (in the parlor)
3900 St. Charles Ave. (entering at Pitt St.)
Advent Retreat with Sr. Janet Franklin, CSJ
"Christ Incarnate: Birth and Transformation"
Saturday, Dec. 17, 9 am - 1 pm
Munholland United Methodist Church, 1201 Metairie Rd.
(Park and enter to the parlor from Elmeer St.)
RSVP to Janet Davis from Munholland UMC at (504) 834-9910.


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To support our mission, become a member/supporter for $40 or more.

Checks to Rayne UMC, with "SCL membership" on the memo line

3900 St. Charles Ave. NOLA 70115

(Members are invited to deduct $5 from any workshop fee.)


Our Mission

Creating contemplative communities who practice the presence of God for personal transformation and radical engagement with the world.

Our video introducing our calling, "Monks in the World," can be linked here:

To learn more from our stories of contemplative living read this book:
Monks in the World: Seeking God in a Frantic Culture,
published by Wipf & Stock, and available on, (William Thiele, author), and also this blog:
"A Contemplative Path" at
An introductory PBS video with Martin Laird, author of Into the Silent Land, is here:
Listening in Stillness
Cultivating a contemplative presence for God involves daily practice of spiritual disciplines in solitude.
To learn more about our central practice of centering prayer,link to the following:

Because the journey cannot be completed alone, we also practice and learn with a community of supportive friends. This, for us, is the inward journey: "practicing the Presence of God for personal transformation."

Serving in Joy!
Presence for God brings us into God's heart for the world. The result is action - a response of serving by bringing the Presence into our service. We serve through our chosen vocations and through shared missions. We seek radical engagement with the world. This for us is the outward journey.

To connect with a class, practice group, or workshop - link to Our Groups.