Never Cease Adoring:
Francis of Assisi on
Living the Gospel
With L.J. Milone
January 25, February 1 and 8
From 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Francis of Assisi is a saint of legend, romance, and deep adherence to the Gospel. His life blends the dramatic with the gentle, the everyday, the humble. Stories from his life reveal his humanity and his struggle to follow Jesus. His secret, though, was to keep himself rooted in the presence of God no matter what was happening. Letting go and the power of love were continual lessons for Francis, flowing out of the extraordinary gift of receiving the stigmata—the wounds of Christ--in his own body. In these talks, we will delve into the wisdom of Francis of Assisi for today, considering issues of joy, poverty, contemplation, and seeing the divine in all creation. To receive a link to this event, contact the Center at email@example.com
L.J. Milone is the Director of Faith Formation at St. John the Baptist in Silver Spring MD. He has been working in pastoral and contemplative ministry through a Catholic parish and the centering prayer movement for over a decade. He is the author of Nothing but God: The Everyday Mysticism of Meister Eckhart, published by Wipf and Stock.
St. Aidan’s has two labyrinths for walking prayer and meditation. The outdoor labyrinth, located between the memorial garden and Riverside Road, is always available. The labyrinth in the church is available most of the year and is used during special services and retreats. We can also arrange to open the church at other times for those who would like to walk the labyrinth.
March 15, 2021
Stories from the Heart
with the Rev. Dr. Rosemary Beales
Continuing Classes and Offerings
the Gospel of Thomas
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 pm Zoom
The Gospel of Thomas is new to most of us and it is at the same time ancient. It may well be the oldest of the gospel writings. This gathering of sayings of Jesus seems to have been a source for the writers of the canonical gospels. The sayings from this text, which was found in a cave in Egypt in 1945, have contributed to a new appreciation of Jesus as a wisdom teacher in the Eastern tradition. We meet twice a month to work with one or two of the 114 sayings through lectio divina, or sacred listening. All are welcome for this reflection/meditation/discussion gathering. You do not need to have attended previous meetings to participate.
2nd, 4th, and 5th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Zoom
We gather on these Thursdays for conversation about the Spiritual Life. We meet in this community of others who, with us, long to become the sound, whole persons our traditions tell us we were created to become. The leader for the evening opens with a reading, we share the guidelines for welcoming conversation, then those who wish to are invited to speak about the experience of trying to live intentionally the life to which they feel called.
Ongoing on Zoom
Silent Prayer, & Meditation
Tuesday and Friday mornings at 8:00 am
We light a candle and spend 25 minutes in silence. The last person out of the room blows out the candle. It is that simple. Those who seek to include meditation in their weekly practice often find it easier to do so in the company of others.