DVDs/Tapes for Loan
DVD’S and CD’s FOR Loan
Contact Shirley Foley at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-763-9710
+Unity in contemplation –Talks on the Spiritual Journey by Fr. Thomas
Talk 1 - The Divine Economy
2 - The Christian Contemplative Journey
Part 1 - Symbol of the Cross
The Christian Contemplative Journey
Talk 2 – The School of Love
3 – Q&A with Betty Sue Flowers
+Living the Pascal Mystery – Hope and Redemption- DVD
Presentation by Fr. Thomas Keating with Q&A moderated by Gail
+A Taste of Beauty, Truth and Goodness - DVD
With Fr. Thomas Keating and Fr. Richard Rohr
Presentation excerpts from the 2007 Annual Conference, Houston, TX
+The Power of Forgiveness - DVD
Everett Worthington, Professor of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth
Studies have shown that those who learn to forgive live lead- healthier, happier lives.
It can sometimes seem impossible to forgive, but it isn’t. The Power of Forgiveness
offers a four-part study bringing the concept of forgiveness back into focus as we
relate to God and to each other.
+Oneness and the Heart of the World - DVD
By Father Thomas Keating and Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee
This unique meeting of two mystical traditions explores the oneness that is at the
heart of all spiritual traditions and the contribution it can make at this present time of
+What is the Emerging Church - CD
Fr. Richard Rohr
Fr. Rohr gives us four main categories that indicate that something new and helpful is happening in many denominations. It appears that the Holy Spirit is at work in the broad field of what is being called “The Emerging church.” This talk is a clear and very helpful introduction to this dynamic new phenomenon.
+Spiritual Transformation through Centering Prayer - DVD
+The Dhamma Brothers – East Meets West in the Deep South- DVD
An overcrowded maximum security prison, the end of the line in Alabama’s correctional system, is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program. Behind high security towers and a double row of barbed wire and electrical fence dwells a host of convicts who will never see the light of day. But for some of these men, a spark is ignited when it becomes the first prison in North America to hold a Vipassana retreat, a deeply demanding course and silent meditation lasting 10 days.
This film, with the power to dismantle stereotypes about men behind prison in the words of sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking) “gives you hope for the human race.”
+The Art of Letting Go – A six CD program by Fr. Richard Rohr on the principles of the life of St. Francis.
+St.Teresa of Avila - 3 Disc DVD –Filmed on location in Spain, brimming with talent and meticulous attention to detail and historical accuracy, this definitive film on one of the most amazing women in history.
+Into Great Silence –Nestled deep in the postcard-perfect French Alps, the Grande Chartreuse is considered one of the world’s most ascetic monasteries. The Carthusian order gave permission to make this documentary.
+Healing Our Violence Through the Journey of Centering Prayer – Richard Rohr,OFM and Thomas Keating, OCSO – 6 CD’s
+Singing the Psalms by Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, Ph. D. –Fifteen hundred years ago, St. Benedict established a system of ora et labora –prayer and wrok-that monastics still follow today. Central to this prayerful integration of body and spirit is psalmody, ot chanting the psalms. – 4 CD’s
+The Shape of God: Deepening the Mystery of the Trinity by Rev, Cynthia Bourgeault and Richard Rohr, OFM. 6 CD’s
+Serenity I – Guided Meditations for those walking the 12 Steps - by Mariette Ellen Dobrowski, PH. D
Six Continuing Sessions of the Introduction to the Centering Prayer Practice, DVD
Formally "The Six Session Follow Up to the Introductory Workshop on Centering Prayer." all subtitles remain the same.
Following the Mystics through the Narrow Gate
The Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault led a pre-conference workshop in Sacred Christian Chant. Excerpts from that workshop, and liturgical chants from the conference, are included in these recordings.
Richard Rohr, ofm:
A Timeline of Mysticism
The Expansive Space of the Mystics
An Experience of the Holy
James Finley PhD.
Passing Through the Narrow Gate
A Practice to be with God
A Summary of the Gates
How Do We Breathe Under Water? The Gospel and 12-Step Spirituality
In this series, Fr. Richard Rohr offers hope and practical suggestions from many sources including Bill Wilson's Big Book and Scripture.
Inner Room: Contemplative Prayer as the 11th Step (DVD)
DVD Disc One --Session 1 --(Keating): The Inner Room: The Place of Union
--Session 2 --(Rohr): Contemplation: How we had it, how we lost it, how we're getting it back
DVD Disc Two --Session 3 --(Keating): Light, Love, and Life of the Trinity
--Session 4 --(Rohr): The Wound of Love
DVD Disc Three --Session 5 --(Keating and Rohr): Question and Answer Session
DVD Disc Four --Session 6 --(Keating and Rohr): Closing Comments -- Awakening to the Divine Indwelling
--Session 7 -- Keating Homily and Rohr closing Comments
Prophets Then, Prophets Now, (DVD) We are all called to be a prophetic voice in our time: called to a Third Way, as in the words of Jeremiah, "a heart of flesh," in contrast to the righteousness so common in Western society today.
Seven Sessions including these topics:
Opening Remarks – Sr. Joan Chittister & Fr. RichardRohr
Prophetic Spirit for Today - Chittister
Order vs. Charism - Rohr
Dialogue - Chittister & Rohr
Women, Religion and War - Chittister
Seeing in a New Way - Rohr
Conversation with Dorothy Day & Oscar Romero Homily
Tape 1- CP as an 11th Step Practice
Tape 2- The Human Condition and the First Two Steps
Tape 3- A Daily Practice of Transformation 12 Step
Tape 4- Q & A on Method – 12 Steps
Intro: Attitudes Toward God
Four Levels of Scriptural Experience
Spiritual Journey #1 Prayer as Relating to God
Spiritual Journey #3 Toward Resting in God
Spiritual Journey #4 Centering Prayer as Method
Spiritual Journey #5 Progress in Centering Prayer
Spiritual Journey #6 The Human Condition: The Evolutionary Model
Spiritual Journey #7 Formation of the Home-Made Self: The Existential Model
Spiritual Journey #8 The Pre-Rational Energy Centers
Spiritual Journey #9 Frustrations Caused by the Emotional Programs
Spiritual Journey #10 Dismantling the Emotional Programs
Spiritual Journey #11 The False Self in Action
Spiritual Journey #12 The Four Consents
Spiritual Journey #13 Anthony as Paradigm of the Spiritual Journey
Spiritual Journey #17 The Human Condition: The Philosophical Model
Spiritual Journey #18 Night of Sense: The Biblical Desert”
Spiritual Journey #19 Night of Spirit Toward Transformation
Spiritual Journey #20 The Beatitude: Healing the Emotional Programs
Spiritual Journey #21 The Spiritual Senses
Spiritual Journey #22 What Contemplation is Not
Lectio Divina Series 5 & 6…7 & 8
The Monastic Heritage: Our Apophatic Tradition – Basil Pennington – Parts 1 & 2
The Monastic Heritage: Our Apophatic Tradition – Basil Pennington – Parts 3 & 4
The Cloud of Unknowing – William Meninger – Parts 1 & 2
The Cloud of Unknowing – William Meninger – Parts 3 & 4
The Cloud of Unknowing – William Meninger – Parts 5 & 6
An Over view of the Apophatic Tradition – James Wiseman – Parts 1 & 2
An Over view of the Apophatic Tradition – James Wiseman – Parts 3 & 4
Transformation in Christ According to St. Therese of Lisieux – Thomas Keating
The Practices That Bring the Fruits of Centering Prayer into Daily Life/ The Prayer of Forgiveness with Sister Bernadette Teasdale
The Divine Therapy by Gail Fitzpatrick Hopler
John of the Cross
+How we run our prayer meeting
+How to do Centering Prayer
1. Choose a sacred word as the symbol of your intention to consent to God’s presence and action within.
2. Sitting comfortably and with eyes closed, settle briefly and silently introduce the sacred word as the symbol
of your consent to God’s presence and action within.
3. When engaged with your thoughts*, return ever-so-gently to the sacred word.
4. At the end of the prayer period, remain in silence with eyes closed for a couple of minutes.
*thoughts include body sensations, feelings, images, and reflections
Step 1: Read the passage, encouraging everyone to listen with the "ear of their heart." What phrase, sentence or even one
word stands out to you?
Step 2: Read the passage again and on the word of God. Encourage everyone to be aware of what touches them, a thought
or reflection that is meaningful. Allow a minute or two of silence.
Step 3: Read the passage again and spontaneously to the word of God. Be aware of any prayer that rises up within that expresses
the experience. Allow a minute or two of silence.
Step 4: Read the passage a final time and in the word, reflect or pray and allow God to speak in the silence.
Allow three or four minutes of silence.
After the resting, take the phrase, sentence, or word into your daily activity and listen to it, reflect on it, pray over it,
and rest in it as time allows during the day. Allow it to become part of you.
Moment 1: Lectio- Read the Scripture passage for the first time. Listen with the "ear of your heart." What phrase, sentence or even one word stands out to you? Begin to repeat that phrase, sentence or one word over and over, allowing it to settle deeply in your heart. Simply return to the repetition of the phrase, sentence or one word, savoring it in your heart.
Moment 2: Meditatio- Reflect, relish the words. Let them resound in your heart. Let an attitude of quiet receptiveness permeate the prayer time. Be attentive to what speaks to your heart. spontaneously as you continue to listen to a phrase, sentence or word.
Moment 3: Oratio- Respond spontaneously as you continue to listen to a phrase, sentence or word. A prayer of praise, thanksgiving or petition may arise. Offer that prayer, and then return to repeating the word in your heart.
Moment 4: Contemplatio - Rest in God. Simply "be with" God's presence as you open yourself to a deeper hearing of the Word of God.
If you feel drawn back to the scriptures, follow the lead of the Spirit.
I AM NOT I
I am not I.
I am this one
Walking beside me whom I do not see,
Whom at times I manage to visit,
And at other times I forget.
The one who remains silent when I talk,
The one who forgives, sweet, when I hate,
The one who takes a walk when I am indoors,
The one who will remain standing when I die.
- Juan Ramon Jimenez (translation by Robert Bly)
Make everything in you an ear, each atom of your being,
And you will hear at every moment what the Source is whispering to you,
Just to you and for you,
without any need for my words or anyone else’s.
You are-we all are-the beloved of the Beloved,
And in every moment, in every event of your life,
The beloved is whispering to you exactly what you need to hear and know.
Who can ever explain the miracle?It simply is.
Listen, and you will discover it every passing moment.
Listen, and your whole life will become a conversation
In thought and act between you and Him,directly, wordlessly, now and always.