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The group is a little like Heaven on Earth

Elisabeth Herriot, a calm woman of inner beauty in our parish, asked me one morning in the 1980’s as I walked the beach in Eastbourne whether I was interested in contemplative prayer. And thus began my pilgrimage. Later she obeyed God’s whisper to offer a weekly meditation and so a small group of meditators began, […]

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The Water of Life

I am 79 years old so my journey is a long one, but I will condense it as much as I can! Neither my parents nor their family were church goers, so I grew up a nonChristian, but I knew God; and He enabled me to learn the Lords Prayer, Away in a Manger from […]

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The Divine works in mysterious ways

Husband Jeff and I have been meditating for some years now, having been part of one meditation group or another for most of the 24 years we have been together. We were initially taught to meditate through the TM movement. It was a movement that seemingly caused Christians deep concern for a variety of reasons, […]

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The Opening of a flower

I went along to an introductory talk on Christian meditation about five years ago. I had read and studied scripture for years and become a secular Franciscan, but still couldn’t find what I was searching for; the how to do it, or how to find what St. Francis had found; freedom, peace and joy. I […]

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Nothing Changed but Everything Changed

I came into meditation about five years ago during one of the lowest points of my life. For a number of years my husband had had health problems and my daughter, a solo mother with two children, wasn’t coping at all well. I remember sitting in a counsellor’s officer crying and trying to explain how […]

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Simplicity, Silence and Stillness

Twenty years ago, 1989, I was a Presbyterian parish minister in Auckland. I knew how to do most things except pray. The church expected us to have what was usually called “a spiritual life”, but they wanted to know nothing about it. Certainly there was no help in our training, no awareness of the wider […]

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Christian Meditation in the NZ News Media

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION IN THE LOCAL NZ MEDIA Christian Meditation with children and school students in New Zealand has made the front page  in The Dominion Post and also a feature article in The Waikato Times, the Papakura Courier and in the NZ Catholic.  Take a moment to explore these links. You will be amazed!

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