"Love is so powerful that it makes everything one." (The Cloud of Unknowing)
You are invited to enter a profound and personal contemplative experience.
In this unique retreat, you will join the Master of the Cloud of Unknowing, who will guide you into a powerful encounter with the hidden, living God. Written during the turbulence of 14th-century England, this sacred text and its anonymous author capture the earliest contemplative teachings of Christianity.
Presented by gifted professor, author, and psalmist Sr. Kathleen Deignan, CND, these six conferences will deepen your spirituality. You will discover the teachings of one of the great classics of the Christian tradition, which has profoundly influenced classical and contemporary spirituality.
The Cloud of Unknowing offers unique guidance for anyone who desires intimate contact with God. In these conferences you will explore the sources of what has come to be known as "centering prayer". You will discover its roots in the Desert Fathers and Mothers, emergent contemplatives who labored to "put on the mind and heart of Christ". You will trace the unfolding of the sacred science of spiritual transformation through its earliest pioneers to its ongoing development in our day. In learning the practice of "dark" contemplation, you will come to sense the ineffable mystery and hiddenness.
This journey will draw you closer to life with God through the healing peace of "unknowing". Let the wisdom of this timeless work guide your spiritual life today.