“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matt. 5:8)
Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington invites you to join us Saturday, Oct. 16 for half-day retreat (via Zoom) focusing on “Praying with Sacred Images” led by Rev. Carole Crumley.
Jesus tells his followers that there is a graced way of seeing that draws us toward God. Praying with holy icons, an ancient-yet-ever-new spiritual practice, is a vital way of training the contemplative eye for this graced way of seeing. It is a precious means of teaching, prayer and opening to divine presence. Praying with sacred images is a way of schooling the spiritual eye, inviting us deeper into the wholeness/oneness of God and sensitizing us to letting everything we see become a potential icon of God.
Our time will include some sharing of our own experiences of praying with sacred images as well as time to be together in prayer with a holy icon.