The School for Contemplative Living
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Listening in Stillness, Serving in Joy!

Our Groups

Contemplative Practices in community help us
connect with God in the inner sanctuary.

Mindful Silence by Phileena Heuertz (starts 11/20/19)
Wednesdays at Advent House from 12-1 pm
Centering prayer at 11:30 am
Joy Unspeakable by Barbara Holmes (starts 11/20/19)
Wednesdays at Rayne's Epiphany House, from 6-7 pm,
Centering Prayer: 5:30 pm

Sacred Yoga Class for Beginners (Cancelled on 10/31/19)
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. at Rayne's Epiphany House, 3924 St. Charles Ave.
A Circle of Trust (reflecting on sacred poetry for the soul) (Cancelled on 10/31/19)
a group modeled from A Hidden Wholeness by Parker Palmer
Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at
Rayne's Epiphany House, 3924 St. Charles Ave.

Weekly Centering Prayer/Meditation Groups:
Mondays, 1o am, Long Beach, MS. Contact Peg for details at 228-860-4569
Mondays, 12 Noon, Munholland United Methodist Church
1201 Metairie Rd. (second floor classroom of education building - 201)
Mondays, 6 pm, First Grace United Methodist Church, Canal Blvd. at Jeff Davis
Guided Meditation led by Dan Thelen
Tuesdays, 12:30 pm, Loyola University, Ignatius Chapel, in Bobet Hall

Contact Merry Toups at for details.

Wednesdays, 12 noon, University United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge

Contact Lisa Frost for details:

Wednesdays, 5:30 pm, Rayne's Epiphany House, 3924 St. Charles Ave.

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m., Advent House, 1637 Seventh St. at Carondelet

Saturdays, 11 a.m., Munholland UMC, 1201 Metairie Rd. - Room 201.

Monthly Gatherings: Centering and Sharing
3rd Thursday - 7 pm, Slidell Group
Contact us for location.
Contemplative Worship at:
Christ Episcopal Cathedral, Sundays, 6:30 pm "Real Presence," 2919 St. Charles Ave.
Real Presence is a Eucharistic contemplative evening service that seeks to engage the heart and senses as well as the mind. Prayer stations and periods of silence combine with traditional Episcopal liturgy to create a sacred space to encounter the divine.
Wednesdays, 6:45 pmSt. Luke's United Methodist Church
(5875 Canal Blvd. - in Lakeview)
Contemplative worship after 15 minutes of silent meditation
Taize' Services at:
1. Munholland UMC, 1st & 3rd Sundays, at 6 pm, 1201 Metairie Roadled by Rev. Janet Davis.
2. Andy Kates' homeMondays at 6:30 pm921 Fern St, New Orleans, 70118.
2019 Workshops and Retreats
January 5            Sacred Yoga and Contemplative Prayer with Ani Vidrine
February 9          Lectio Divina Retreat at Rayne's Epiphany House, 3924 St. Charles Ave.
February 15        Quiet Day at Advent House, 1637 Seventh St.
March 20/21     Compassion Cultivation Training: begins 8-weeks
March 15-16      Compassion Now! Workshoat Vanderbilt University Divinity School
April 6                Centering Prayer Intro Workshop with Maggie Dawson, Vivien Michals, Anna Maria
April 8-10          Silent Retreat at Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, Ponchatoula with Lisa Frost
May 11               Women's Day Retreat with Alison McCrary and Michaela O'Connor Bono
May 17-18         Global Compassion Conference at Vanderbilt University Divinity School
June 28-30       Silent Retreat with Fr. Ephrem Arcement, St. Joseph Abbey
August 21         Compassion Cultivation Intro session is free with William Thiele
Sept. 4/5           Compassion Cultivation Training: begins 8-weeks with William Thiele, PhD
Sept. 13-18        Centering Prayer Retreat at Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, Ponchatoula
October 12        Three-Centered Awareness Day Retreat with Anna Maria Signorelli, LCSW
Nov. 2                Living the Contemplative Life Retreat with Dan Lawton & William Thiele
Nov. 8-9           10th Annual Contemplative Conference: Joy Unspeakable
                              with Rev. Dr. Barbara Holmes and Phileena Heuertz
Dec. 7                Day Retreat with Lisa Frost, University Methodist Church, Baton Rouge

1.   Contact us to start a gathering at your church, non-profit or business.

For further information contact William Thiele at