Day of Prayer

             Lectio Divina,
                    Taize Chant

Shrine of St Anthony
   near Ellicott City, MD
Saturday 10-5
September 30, 2006
$80 includes lunch / scholarships available

Prayers bless our lives
  in many ways, in many guises
Intercessory prayers
     connect us with others as well as with God,
     open our hearts and remind us
     we are not self-sufficient and not alone.
Prayers of praise lift us up.
Prayers of gratitude heal us.
Prayers of silence help us
     to hear God's comfort and God's call.
We pray in myriad ways,
     that our lives may become a prayer

On this day of silent retreat come to deepen the ways we pray:  Yoga prayer sequences, scripture, chant, mindful eating and Eucharist (offered to all)
These movements of mind-body-spirit help to quiet the mind for silent seated prayer in stillness, open to the whisper of God's voice.

WHAT TO BRING:  Something for the prayer table to help focus your intention for the day.  A sticky mat and meditation cushion, if you have them.
We recommend that you be able to do a simple sun salutation without struggle so that you can enter, with some ease, the prayerful nature of some of the yoga sequences which involve getting up and down from the floor.

Carolyn Bluemle, a certified Iyengar teacher at Unity Woods Yoga Center, has been teaching yoga since 1989.  Through the healing practices of yoga, meditation, and Taize chant, she has returned to her Christian roots with joy and compassion.  Her teaching, precise and enthusiastic, reflects her deep experience of yoga a prayer.

Mary Shapiro, vocalist, guitarist, and composer, who brings us Sounds of Hope everry Friday night at Potter's House, in DC, will lead us in Taize chant with guitar.

Fr. Frank Dunn, Episcopal priest at St. Stephen and the Incarnation, will offer Eucharist to all who wish to receive this Blessed Sacrament.

To Register:
Please send name, address, phone and email with your check to:
Carolyn Bluemle
610 Kennebec
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Call Carolyn at 301 588-2925
 or email:

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