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Thu, 10 Aug 2017
4 days
Southwest US

University of St. Thomas

3800 Montrose Blvd.
77006 Houston , TX
United States
Texas US
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The John Main Seminar
Praying with the Masters Today
August 10 - 13, 2017

Presented by Bernard McGinn, PhD

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The John Main Seminar 2017 will explore the development of contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition from the early to the contemporary mystics and show that these great mystics are not just historical monuments, but active resources for those drawn to the contemplative life. 

Not only is contemplative prayer a conversation with God but it is also a dialogue with the contemplative tradition, as modern mystical teachers such as Edith Stein, Thomas Merton, and John Main have shown.

The presenter for this year’s seminar is Bernard McGinn who is widely regarded as the preeminent scholar of mysticism in the Western Christian tradition. An internationally respected theologian, historian, and scholar of spirituality, the history of Christianity, and the history of Christian thought, he has written extensively about spirituality and mysticism. Prof. McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology and of the History of Christianity in the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

Registration is also open for the pre-seminar Silent Retreat with Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB entitled The Inner Room: How can we understand and follow the teaching of Jesus on the inner journey? 
Pre-seminar dates: August 7 - 10, 2017

A limited number of scholarships are available.

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Contact Information: 520-829-3197 or email