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Meditations of the Heart

  • Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center 303 Tunxis Road West Hartford, CT, 06107 United States (map)

Meditations of the Heart


Saturday, May 16, 2020

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lerita Coleman Brown, Ph.D.

In his book, Meditations of the Heart, mystic and theologian Howard Thurman shares his insights from having quietly and deeply communed with the Eternal. Dr. Brown’s book, When the Heart Speaks, Listen, illustrates how hearts are available for solace and overflow with divine guidance. Both books offer an invitation for deeper listening. Our enrichment day will include contemplative prayer, readings, silence, and a guided session of active imagination, to explore the spiritual wisdom of the mystical heart.

Offering: $65 (includes lunch)

Presenter Profile


Lerita Coleman Brown, Ph.D.

Lerita Coleman Brown, is the Ayse I. Carden Distinguished Professor Emerita of Psychology at Agnes Scott College as well as a spiritual director, retreat leader and speaker. A graduate of the Shalem Institute and a devotee of the work of Howard Thurman, Lerita writes about and promotes contemplative spirituality in everyday life. Her website,, is dedicated to helping people learn to live from the peace and joy in their hearts. She is author of a new book entitled, When the Heart Speaks, Listen: Discovering Inner Wisdom.

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