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Living Prayer Course
A Course in Contemplative Prayer & Living

This new nine-month Residential Prayer Course enables one to practise contemplative living according to one’s own lifestyle. The course meets one weekend (Friday – Sunday) a month from September 2021 to May 2022, and is presented by the Living Prayer Course Team of the Institute for Applied Carmelite Spirituality and invited speakers. Food and accommodation are included.

Formation is offered in contemplative prayer, lifestyle and activity through:

  • Deepening one’s experience of Silent Prayer, Lectio Divina, Contemplative Liturgy, Psalmody, Prayer Journaling, the ‘Gratitude Prayer’ and Spiritual Reading.
  • Nurturing the contemplative dimension of one’s lifestyle by exercising discernment, simplicity, forgiveness, integrity and commitment.

The ongoing process of the Course provides an environment in which to integrate contemplative practices into one’s life. This integration is accomplished in part by opening oneself to God as a community and consenting to God’s presence and action individually and communally.

Each weekend includes a review of the previous months’ practice(s), soul-friending, Silent Prayer, talks, sharing and rest. Each month’s theme is supported by a Spiritual Counsel and Prayer Practice(s).

Recent Testimonials

Download the brochure for more information:

First Month
Awakened by the Beloved

PRACTICES: Sharing our Stories Spiritual Autobiography;
Spiritual Reading and Logging

Second Month
Letting Go and Letting God

PRACTICES: Lectio Divina and Silent Prayer

Third Month
Receiving True Life from the Tree of Life

PRACTICES: The Gratitude Prayer

Fourth Month
Resting in God and Resting from Self

PRACTICES: The Dynamics of Silent Prayer

Fifth Month
Simplicity and Contemplative Discernment

PRACTICES: Discernment of Attachments

Sixth Month
The Contemplative School of Mary

PRACTICES: Pondering the Word

Seventh Month
Forgiveness and Healing in Relationships

PRACTICES: Prayer of Forgiveness and healing

Eighth Month
Spiritual Commitment

PRACTICES: Creating a Soul-Care Plan

Ninth Month
Celebrating and Sending forth

2021

3rd – 5th September
1st – 3rd October
5th – 7th
November
3rd – 5th December (ONLINE)

2022

7th – 9th January (ONLINE)
4th – 6th February
4th – 6th March
1st – 3rd April
6th – 8th May

COST
Our Sustainable Price is £1,900 including food and accommodation. This can be paid in instalments over 3 months.

We are sensitive to everyone’s personal situation, so please get in touch if you’d like to attend but would like to explore alternative payment options with us.
Please call us on 07849 596572 or email: ruth.preston@carmelite.org.uk

TIERED PRICING

We believe that the benefits of learning about and journeying deeper in the spiritual life should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants.

Recognising that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others, we are happy to offer a tiered pricing structure (Sustainable Price and Supported Price) for our courses. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.

Our Sustainable Price is £1,900. This can be paid in instalments.

Prerequisites

A commitment to one’s prayer life and a heartfelt desire to draw from the rich tradition of Carmelite spirituality in deepening one’s prayer experience.

Pricing

Full Course (one off payment)

A one off payment for full access to the course

£1,900

Full Course (monthly payments)

3 monthly payments for full access to the course

£633.33 a month

Registration and Next Steps

When you’re ready, please begin the registration process by completing the information form and then finalising your payment.

NB: If you have already completed the registration form and wish to pay, you can do so here.