School of Prayer & Lessons in the Spiritual Life
Led by Fr. Brian McMaster
“Our Christian communities must become genuine ‘schools’ of prayer, where the meeting with Christ is expressed not just in imploring help, but also in thanksgiving, praise, adoration, contemplation, listening, and ardent devotion until the heart truly ‘falls in love.’” – Pope John Paul II, Novo Millennio Ineunte
The word “oratory” means “a place of prayer.” The term was first used in the 6th century and was applied to small churches without baptisteries that were adjoined to the catacombs. In the 16th century, St. Philip Neri began holding gatherings of young Catholics in the city of
Beginning February 4, 2009 Father Brian McMaster will guide us in a weekly experience of prayer and spiritual enrichment. Participants will learn the fundamentals of prayer and be exposed to forms of prayer beyond the beginnings. Topics will include the theology of prayer, praying with Scripture, meditation, contemplation, the discernment of spirits, and more.
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Meets every Wednesday, 4:00—5:00 PM