Forgiveness Process and Practice

January 6, 2018

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

Mary Dwyer


Forgiveness is central to Jesus’s message calling us to forgive “from the heart”, yet in today’s world how does one really forgive? Is forgiving forgetting? Is forgiving condoning? Does forgiveness mean reconciliation? In this day we’ll explore these questions and share both the Process of Forgiveness as well as specific practices to Forgive (including the Forgiveness Prayer as articulated by Mary Mrozowski). To be a Christian mandates a willingness to Forgive, but as the old adage goes, ‘to err is human, to forgive is Divine.’

Offering: $65

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Contemplative Learning format
8:30 - Sign-in opens at meeting space 
9:00 - Welcome and breakfast snacks (30 mins) 
9:30 - Prayer, Community Check-in (10 minutes) 
9:40 - Centering Prayer (30 mins) 
10:10 - Silent Break (10 mins)
10:20 - Conference 1 (1 hour)
11:20 - Silent Break (10 mins)
11:30 - Conference 2 (1 hour)
12:30 - Full lunch (with or without conversation) 
1:30 - Conference 3 (1 hr)
2:30 – Silent Break (15 min) 
2:45 - Centering Prayer (30 mins) 
3:15 - Small Group (1 hr) 
4:15 - Community Check-out, Survey and Prayer - ask questions / share closing insights with the large group (15 mins) 
4:30 - Depart

Presenter Profile

Mary Dwyer

Mary Dwyer is a long-time student of Fr. Thomas Keating and has been practicing Centering Prayer for over twenty years.  In the early 1990’s, she lived at Chrysalis House, a contemplative live-in community experiment blessed by Fr. Thomas.  Her housemates included Mary Mrozowski, David Frenette and Cathy McCarthy.  The community lived according to a rule of life, and became an incubator of practice and programs in the early years of Contemplative Outreach’s growth. Mary is currently Chairperson of the Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. Governing Board. She is currently a member of the Welcoming Prayer Service Team and the Living Flame Service Team.  Mary now devotes her time to giving retreats and workshops on behalf of Contemplative Outreach throughout the US and internationally. Mary is passionate about nature, animals, children, honesty, recovery, and present-moment awareness. She is devoted to her beloved husband Juan, family and friends, Contemplative Outreach and sharing the good news and incredible teachings she has been given.

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