Matthew Wright

Entering the Heart of Christ

A Centering Prayer Retreat

September 25 & 26, 2020

Father Matthew Wright will lead an online retreat to introduce many who are new to the contemplative tradition of Christianity as well as help deepen the practice of those who have a centering prayer practice.

Father Matthew will help us go beyond intellectual and dogmatic concepts that limit our faith and will help us find that richer faith, hope and love we long for in this time of COVID stress and isolation. The retreat is offered in an easy-to-access live zoom format in three 90 minute sessions.

The first on Friday evening at 7 PM followed by Compline at 9 PM with oud and candlelight. The second on Saturday morning at 10 AM and the third on Saturday afternoon at 2 PM. Each session stands alone and if you miss one a summary will be given to bridge any gaps.

Matthew Wright is a gifted retreat leader, nurtured in the Christian contemplative Wisdom tradition by Cynthia Bourgeault herself. He presides as priest-in-charge for St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, NY, writes frequently for Contemplative Journal, and teaches for Northeast Wisdom and The Contemplative Society. His primary interest is Wisdom: not knowing more, but knowing more deeply, fundamentally by the Way of the Heart. Matthew teaches that the heart not only the seat of emotions, but the primary organ of spiritual perception, and he works to cultivate this mode of seeing. His contemplative practice is also informed by the Mevlevi Order of Sufism through the teachings of Camille and Kabir Helminski.

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