Pulled directly from his web site is the below comment about the origin of Centering Prayer:
In 1974, Father William Meninger, a Trappist monk and retreat master at St. Josephs Abbey in Spencer, Mass. found a dusty little book in the abbey library, The Cloud of Unknowing. As he read it he was delighted to discover that this anonymous 14th century book presented contemplative meditation as a teachable, spiritual process enabling the ordinary person to enter and receive a direct experience of union with God.
Even at 84, Father Meninger is funny, witty, current, sharp, present. Father Meninger loves God and wishes to share this love with others. As I listened to this wonderful man, I filled my notebook with his teaching and many “one liners”.
Here is one simple but powerful quote:
“God is going to love you and that is it.”
This made me think about my centering prayer practice. God loves me. God is delighted when I sit with Him. If I miss a sit, I don’t need to beat myself up. God’s love for me never stops. God looks forward to our next silent sit.
I hope you feel the same way too!
“God is going to love you and that is it!”
The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God was a book I read to help me go deeper into my Centering Prayer practice.
Enjoy a past post, 13 Live Quotes by William Meninger
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