WATER offers monthly contemplative meditation to gather for a time of silence and reflection. All are welcome.
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Monday, April 3, 2023 at 7:30 pm ET
with Rosemary Ganley, Canadian writer/activist
We will rehabilitate the word “prophet” so that we can wear it with pride. It is not about predicting the future, but about pointing to the truth and acting to help here and now. We will name some prophets, past and present.
WATER offers a contemplative prayer opportunity each month. This is a communal meditation that welcomes everyone. We gather around a presented theme. There is a time of silence and reflection followed by optional sharing. You are welcome to join us by Zoom.
All are welcome. The circle emerged from the Engaging Impasse process, which combines meditation with community dialogue. No experience is required; just come with a contemplative spirit. Your presence will enrich us all.
Upcoming 2023 Dates – All by Zoom
All Monday at 7:30 pm ET
April 3, 2023
May 8, 2023
June 5, 2023
Archive of WATERmeditations
The audio and content of many of the past Meditations are available for you to enjoy. Please consider making a donation for use of these valuable resources. You are welcome to share the audio widely. Check them out below or in this playlist on WATER’s SoundCloud.
Mary E. Hunt shares thoughts from Indian environmental activist and anti-globalization author Vandana Shiva about the harmfulness of consumerism.
November’s meditation with Virginia Day features readings by novelist Flannery O’Connor.
“The Journey Towards Justice” meditation with Janet Bohren features a poem by George R. Pasley, a poet and pastor at Ketchikan Presbyterian Church in Alaska. Poem available here.
WATER’s September Contemplative Prayer/Meditation featured Judy Bond, who shared a passage by Maya Angelou. Poem available here.
Meditation / Contemplative Prayer with Cheryl Nichols, “Come and Listen”
Contemplative Prayer/Meditation with Cathy Jaskey honoring Kaye Ashe, OP. Read the poem here.
“Being with Beauty” with Phoebe Knopf
“Mountain Beauty: Timeless and Deep Over the Millennia” with Janet L. Bohren featuring the poem “The Inexorable Refinement of Time” by Joan Chittister. Poem available here.
“Water…the Beauty, the Power, the Strength of It” with Sr. Hope Bauerlin featuring the poem “The Waterfall” for May Swenson by Mary Oliver. Poem available here.
“Swing Low” with Mary E. Hunt featuring a poem by Jane Schaberg. Poem available here.
“Faithfulness” with Mary E. Hunt featuring a poem by Nicola Slee from The Book of Mary.
“To Know the Dark” with Geralyn McDowell featuring poems by Gertrude Mueller Nelson and Wendell Berry. Poems available here.
“Light Bearers” with Cynthia Tootle
“More About Names” with Janis Roihl
“Our Cloud of Witnesses: A Meditation on Our Mentors in Faith” with Cheryl Nichols
“The Power to Name” with Geralyn McDowell
“Affirming Healing on All Levels” with Cynthia Tootle
“Faith” with Mary E. Hunt
with Mary E. Hunt
“Children and Peace” with Mary E. Hunt
“Mindful Eating” with Mary E. Hunt
“What I Have Learned So Far” with Cheryl Nichols
with Janis Roihl
“Tea with the Goddesses” with Cynthia Tootle
“The First Day of Your Life” with Barbara Cullom
“Brigit Ritual” with Dr. Mary Condren