Centering Prayer Retreat

The Spirituality and Practice Resource is offering a month-long e-course on centering prayer led by practitioners with over 30 years experience.

“Centering Prayer is a method designed to facilitate the development of contemplative prayer by preparing our faculties to receive this gift. It presents the teaching of earlier times in an updated form. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer; rather it casts a new light and depth of meaning on them. It is at the same time a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. This method of prayer is a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him.”

The retreat will be from September 2 – October 7.   Get information here!


Caregiver Series by Collegeville Institute

YouThinkFeatured-300x200The Bearings Blog online at Collegeville Institute is exploring the intersection of faith and caregiving.  There are several articles that our readers may find interesting.

The articles are listed online!  Comment back to us and tell us what you think, how you were impacted by the articles, and what specific articles we may find interesting!

New book by “Tapestry” co-author, Joe LaGuardia

CoverOur very own Dr. Joe LaGuardia has published his second book!

In AWE and TREMBLING: Reflections for the Christian Journey, pastor and syndicated columnist Joseph V. LaGuardia reminds us that although we walk a precarious journey of life, we do not walk alone. We sojourn with a God that is personal and holy, majestic and ever creative.

The result?  An anthology of essays and homilies that deepens our love and wonder of God, draws us closer to Christ in contemplative intimacy, and grounds faithful discipleship in scripture and the sacred rhythm of the Christian calendar.

Order your copy online now!

“Joe employs vivid, descriptive imagery and numerous stories drawn from his daily life that invites readers to recognize the holy work of God all around them. This is the mark of a good author and preacher.” –Zach Dawes, Jr.,

A portion of proceeds goes towards the Linda Kozic Fund.  On August 5, 2013, disgruntled citizen Rockne Newell opened fire on a Ross Township Town Hall meeting in Pennsylvania, fatally wounding Jerry Kozic, David Fleetwood, and James LaGuardia.  Linda Kozic was injured and continues to incur medical costs.  See more at the fund website.