Upcoming Events

2013 – 2014

February 7 and 8, 2014 – South Florida
“Being Real”,  a series of talks by Fr. Laurence Freeman
February 7:
“Street Wise – Meditation Where You Are”:  Miami
“First Steps in Learning to Meditate”: Ft. Lauderdale
February 8:
“Life as Exploration – The Inner Pilgrimage”
Day long retreat: Chapel of St. Anthony’s, St. Thomas University
Miami Gardens
For full details, download flyer here

March 28 – 30, 2014 – Michigan
Silent Christian Meditation Retreat, in the tradition of Fr. John Main, 
with Fr. Leo Cachat, SJ
Manresa Jesuit Retreat House
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
(248) 644-4933
For information and to register click here

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Holy Family Church

South Pasadena, California
Fr. Laurence Freeman
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for more information

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
“Recovering Joy: the Art of Prayer in a Stressful World”

7 – 9 pm St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church Hall
155 East Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, California 91360
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for more information

May 16 – 18, 2014 – California
Changing Patterns: The Power of Silence and Stillness In Meditation
A Silent Meditation Retreat with Fr. Laurence Freeman
San Damiano Retreat Center
Danville, California
For more information see flyer
To register: call 1-925-837-9141 or go to:  www.sandamiano.org

May 19 and 20, 2014, New Jersey
“Recovering Joy: The Art of Prayer in a Stressful World”
May 19: 7 – 8:30 pm
and May 20: 8:30 – 2:45 pm
Christian Meditation Mini-Retreat with Fr. Laurence Freeman
St. Joseph Shrine
1050 Long Hill Road
Stirling, New Jersey 07980
Contact: Jay Stewart at stewart.jaybird@gmail.com
For information and to register, click here.

May 20, 2014 – New York
The Cave of the Heart: Finding the Light in the Depth of Our Being
An evening talk with Fr. Laurence Freeman
Church of the Heavenly Rest
2 East 90th Street
New York, NY 10128
For more information and to register see
To register, download flyer and send registration to:
Donald Main, 341 W 87th St PH R, New York, NY 10024

THE JOHN MAIN SEMINAR – July 24-27, 2014

Muslims and Christians: Listeners for the Word

Presenter: Daniel A. Madigan, SJ
Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL (a suburb of Chicago)
For information and the retreat brochure, click here
To register for the Retreat/and or Seminar: click here

Our presenter is Daniel Madigan, SJ, an Australian Jesuit and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University.  Fr. Madigan will explore what Muslims and Christians have in common, as well as what distinguishes us from each other, always in the context of the esteem that Vatican II expresses for Muslims and their religious practice.
The Seminar will be immediately preceded by a Silent Retreat with Fr. Laurence Freeman - Changing Patterns: The Power of Stillness and Silence in Meditation,  July 21-24, 2014

SCHOOL OF MEDITATION  -  2014  Essential Teaching Workshops
For meditators who practice Christian Meditation in the tradition of Fr. John Main OSB, seeking to deepen their practice and to strengthen their sense of community:

June 27-29, 2014 Essential Teaching Workshop
Dominican Sisters Spirituality Center
6501 Almeda Road
Houston, Texas 77021
Contact Pat King: patrickking50@gmail.com


The Roots of Christian Mysticism

A series of classes exploring in depth the history and teachings of Christian mysticism. Classes are open to anyone of any spiritual tradition who wishes to understand the contemplative tradition.

The Early Roots – Year Two of a Three Year Course of Study
Sept 14, 2013 – May 3, 2014
Roots of Christian Mysticism– Year Two of a Three Year Course of Study
January 11, 2014 – May 3, 2014
Dominican Sisters Spirituality Center
6501 Almeda at Holcombe
Houston, TX 77021

2014 begins with Julian of Norwich and the English Mystics, taught by Fr. Charles Talar, PhD from the the University of St. Thomas on January 11.  Fr. Giuiseppe Barbieri, CP will present “The Cloud of Unknowing” on February 8, followed by St. Ignatius of Loyola presented by Fr. Ian Gibbons S.J. on March 8.
The semester will conclude with St. Theresa of Avila on April 12 presented by Brooke Williams Deely, PhD, then St. John of the Cross on May 3. You need not have participated in the first year to enjoy/benefit from the remainder of the series. Anyone of any spiritual tradition (or none) who wishes to explore Christian Mysticism in depth is welcome to take this course.
Tuition is $25 per class payable at the door.

To Register by phone: Sharon 520-829-3197
For more information: Martha Keesecker marthakeesecker@comcast.net

To download registration and course information: Click here
To Register online and pay by credit card       Click here.

Also visit these WCCM Centers for ongoing program schedules:

WCCM – USA Neptune Beach Christian Meditation Center
1112 Third Street
Neptune Beach, Florida 32266
Phone:  904-241-4738
Contact: wccmneptunebeach@att.net
The Cornerstone Center – A Christian Meditation Community
Contact: info@cornerstone-phx.org
4423 N. 24th St., Suite 530
Phoenix, AZ 85016