Encountering boundless Presence
We hold a Quiet Day monthly, usually on the second Saturday of the month, from 9:30am to 1:00pm in the Sanctuary. The Rev. Jim Clark leads the day, which 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. All are welcome.
My monthly refreshment
“Perhaps I do not have a schedule that can rise at 3:30am for Trappist monastery vigils, and living in the Western world seems to be a series of interruption-driven activities that beg for discipline. So Quiet Day is that discipline (combined with regular practice with my Centering Prayer group) for a monthly refreshment — a time to listen, study and sit. Be still and know that I am God. Be still. Be.”
My life is now enriched with…spiritual confidence
“I have long yearned for an even closer relationship with God by way of personal prayer. This ongoing desire is really what drew me to my first Saint Barnabas Quiet Day. Through Quiet Days and Centering Prayer, my life is now enriched everyday with the blessings of peace, hope, and spiritual confidence on life’s unpredictable, often burdensome journey.”
I immerse myself in the love of God
“I am grateful for the blessing of being able to spend time immersed in silence, away from the distractions of daily life. The three twenty-minute periods of deep contemplation (using the method of Centering Prayer) are the ground in which I immerse myself in the love of God. It is beautiful to share this experience of love with others who are likewise dwelling in silence and immersing themselves in the love of God.”