Remembering Without Ceasing
focuses on four English Mystics from the 14th century: Richard Rolle, the anonymous author of 'The Cloud of Unknowing', Julian of Norwich and Walter Hilton
- Start Date:
- Monday 15th February 2021
- Start Time:
- With Full Conviction
With Full Conviction’s online course Remembering Without Ceasing focuses on four English Mystics from the 14th century: Richard Rolle, the anonymous author of 'The Cloud of Unknowing', Julian of Norwich and Walter Hilton. These Mystics had in common the ability to bring their prayerful experiences of God into effective spiritual direction and encouragement. They wrote for the benefit of ordinary people at a time of major uncertainty and change, with parallels to our world at the present time. They can help us to understand both ourselves and God at a deeper level.
Sessions will begin with a time of silence, followed by two periods of contemplation, the first on a passage from the Bible, and the second on a related writing by one of the Mystics. Either Lectio Divina or imaginative prayer may be used. Following each contemplation there will be an opportunity for participants to share how the passages touched them, and they will also be supported and encouraged to explore what the words might have to say to them. The only requirement is that participants are open to the movement of the Spirit – or Light – within them. They will not be told what to think; neither will they be obliged to say anything. The session finishes with a short time of prayer and intercession. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.
We hope to run two separate groups, most likely one during the day and one evening. The course will begin in the week commencing 15th February and dates will be decided in consultation with the availability of those who have signed up. There will be 14 consecutive sessions, with the understanding that some participants may need to miss some sessions, and each session will last one and a half hours. All participants will be provided with a PDF of the course book, meaning they can catch up on missed sessions or join late.