Resources for Contemplative Presence

Readings and Quotations

Quotations from the Apostolic Exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium"
Contributed by Katherine Mary O'Flynn fcJ

Katherine says that she has been struck by the many similarities which occur between our Chapter Directions, Courageous Re-Imagining for Mission and this papal exhortation.

The phrase from the Chapter DirectionsContemplative Presence” can be understood in a variety of ways. I found the first sentence in N. 82 sheds an interesting light on the challenge of being a contemplative presence . “The problem is not always an excess of activity, but rather activity undertaken badly, without adequate motivation, without a spirituality which would permeate it and make it pleasurable”.