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Being Contemplative: A Lectio for Life Men’s Retreat with Br. Grant

Winnie Odo and Marjorie Allison-Ross

Drawing from within the Franciscan tradition we will explore meditation as a transitional form of prayer (as do all faithful spiritual theologians) that draws us ever more deeply into relationship with God. With God’s grace, we eventually transition out of this mode of prayer, into a more simple prayer, and then to what is known as infused “contemplation” to refer to either acquired/natural contemplation or affective meditation. From the writings by St. Peter Alcanara, a Franciscan Friar, we will explore the right understanding of a kind of contemplation that is much different than what can be known in meditation for our daily lives in union with God.

About Br. Grant: In 2009, I entered religious life as Br. Grant with the Franciscans of Halifax and in 2013 I made my Perpetual Vows and now live in an active community in Halifax and serving God's people in Truro, N.S. at Immaculate Conception Church since 2010. In July of 2014 I was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate by Archbishop Mancini. For 20 years and in a few different parishes I have served in Catechetics with an emphasis on Family Faith formation giving retreats to catechists. I have ministered in the fields of Restorative Justice, Ministry of Consolation, Liturgical Ministries, Chaplaincy for Knight of Columbus, and Project Rachel. I have journeyed with youth in ministry towards Steubenville and World Youth Day while maintaining a few offices for our Franciscan Community.

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