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Contemplative Prayer

The following resources have been curated by Mary McGuinness, a member of St. Peter’s, Bennington, certified contemplative prayer presenter and head of Contemplative Outreach Bennington Chapter.

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“To reject the contemplative dimension of any religion is to reject the religion itself, however loyal one maybe to its externals and rituals. This is because the contemplative dimension is the heart and soul of every religion. It initiates the movement into higher states of consciousness.”

Thomas Keating Read more.

Join Contemplative Outreach Bennington Chapter Online

The group meets Fridays at 11:30 a.m. Attendees must register with the Online Meditation Chapel before signing up for their first session. Contact Mary McGuinness with questions.


Contact Mary McGuinness to learn more about local contemplative prayer resources, and starting your own practice.

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