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The Sacred Gaze Part II with Fr. Terry Ryan, CSP
August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmAdmission by Donation
Join Fr. Ryan for a morning of presentation and meditation.
When we look at ourselves we sometimes get a distorted image. We see only our limitations and inadequacies. We feel that we are never enough. The Sacred Gaze is how God looks at us. This is the great second opinion of ourselves from God’s loving point of view. The contemplative life is a way to see ourselves through the gaze of the Sacred. We find that we never have to impress God with a resume of an illusional limitless self. God is a relationship, not a job interview. God loves. God does not fire us or reject us, or judge us for mistakes. The contemplative path lets go of the negative self-image, the self-judgment, and the compare/contrast with popular culture. We get to the ground of our divine nature.
Fr. Terry will expand on his talk The Sacred Gaze given Saturday Saturday, August 3, 2019 at St. Benedict’s Monastery Retreat Center
Fr. Ryan was ordained a Paulist priest in 1977. Before that he had worked in corporate business with an MBA from Columbia Graduate School. He began teaching about meditation and then the mystics in 1978. The focus was interspiritual to include Eastern and Western persons and traditions. Fr. Terry worked in campus ministry in Boulder and Knoxville, TN, as well as a big city downtown parish in San Francisco. Presently, he spends summers at St. Benedict Monastery in Snowmass, and lives in Boulder and San Francisco other months of the year.
Learn more of his wisdom and philosophy through his blog…. Fr. Terry’s Spiritual Stuff http://frterrysspiritualstuff.blogspot.com/