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About Quiet Day

“Blessed be you, universal matter, immeasurable time, boundless ether, triple abyss of stars and atoms and generations: you who by overflowing and dissolving our narrow standards or measurement reveal to us the dimensions of God.”  – Hymn to Matter, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The Rev. Elizabeth Roles returns to lead Quiet Day on Saturday, July 14 from 9:30 – 1:00 in the Sanctuary.  We will pray with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s “Hymn to Matter” and explore the mysticism of rocks, seas, stars, and flesh.  At once eternal and dissolving, immense and minuscule, matter takes us “into the very heart of that which exists.”

Quiet Day includes teaching, quiet solitary time, and sessions of communal silent prayer in the Sanctuary. Participants are welcome to the Sanctuary, to quiet areas for reading or journaling, or to walk our beautiful campus. Come to a Quiet Day for an introduction to what the Contemplative Life at Saint Barnabas might offer you, or to sustain you in that life.  The day concludes with Holy Eucharist. Please bring your Bible. 9:30am – 1pm in the Sanctuary. All are welcome.


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