Bridges to Contemplation

The Bridges to Contemplation program is a set of small groups.  These groups meet every week or every other week, are composed of five or six people, and the hour long sessions consist of a time for silent meditation, some brief readings from the work of Thomas Merton and other spiritual writers, and a facilitated discussion using a method called contemplative dialogue, with an emphasis on speaking about our lived experiences, and deep respectful listening.

 

Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk in the middle of the 20th century, one of the most widely read spiritual writers of our age.   He lived with the conviction that a contemplative life, lived inside or outside of a monastery, will make an enormous contribution to the well-being of the world, as the contemplative learns to live more carefully, listen more deeply, and be a peaceful presence.

 

Once a group is formed it is a closed group, meeting either indefinitely, or for an agreed period of time.  New groups can be formed at any time and if you have an interest please contact Kristin at kphilipson@rosedaleunited.org.

 

“Contemplation is the highest expression of humanities intellectual and spiritual life. It is that life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive.   It is a spiritual wonder. It is spontaneous off at the sacredness of life, of being. It is gratitude for life, for awareness and for being.”  (Thomas Merton)

June 9th: Confirmation

This Sunday we celebrated the confirmation of 18 youth, and the Holy Spirit moving through us all in Pentecost!

Reflection: Women Who Have Nurtured Our Faith

In honour of Mother's Day; Jim Harbell, Warren Laing and Brian Lawson talk about women who have inspired their spirits. Words from Jim Harbell: More than twenty years ago,...

Sermon: Come and Have Breakfast

3rd Sunday in Easter - Rev. Kristin Philipson Jesus is known for his great sayings: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your...

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June 9th: Confirmation

This Sunday we celebrated the confirmation of 18 youth, and the Holy Spirit moving through us all in Pentecost!

Reflection: Women Who Have Nurtured Our Faith

In honour of Mother's Day; Jim Harbell, Warren Laing and Brian Lawson talk about women who have inspired their spirits. Words from Jim Harbell: More than twenty years ago,...

Sermon: Come and Have Breakfast

3rd Sunday in Easter - Rev. Kristin Philipson Jesus is known for his great sayings: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your...

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Rosedale United Church

 

159 Roxborough Drive
Toronto, Ontario,
M4W 1X7 Phone: (416) 924-0725

E-mail: churchoffice@rosedaleunited.org

Rev. Kristin Philipson 

kphilipson@rosedaleunited.org

Rev. Roberta Howey

rhowey@rosedaleunited.org

Mon. to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.