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For Thomas Keating: Your Prayers and Stories

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Share a prayer for Fr. Thomas Keating or a story about what he and his teachings have meant in your life.
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Thank you Fr. Keating. Your teachings have changed my life. You've brought me peace and sanity and freedom. From Central Califirnia
Wealth of grace and experience of Father Thomas has impacted us positively in so many ways. We are so grateful for the opportunity to meet him personally during unforgettable CO conference in Snowmass in 2013. From this time he never let our birthday cards sent to him without short answer. We hope he will be speaking to us on a new level.
Through learning centering prayer, I am given a renewed relationship with God - every day. How does one give voice to this awesome gift? I do not have the words I desire for this person and his teachings that led me home to the One already here, present and active in my life. Yesterday, as the news of Fr. Thomas' passing slowly dawned within me, the gifts of surrender, community, growth in gratitude, trust and love were revealed in my life for a beautiful moment. These are real, not only idea... Read more
Father Keating was the one responsible for my delighted discovery that "there really Had to be such a simple way into quiet prayer." That was more than 20 years ago and it changed my life in multiple ways. Now I gather two contemplative prayer groups every week to find our way into that quiet prayer together.
His teachings helped to change the direction of my life. I celebrated my first year of sobriety and 50 th Birthday by attending the Inner Room conference in Albuquerque, NM where I had the opportunity to thank him personally for his books, videos and retreats on the practice of Centering Prayer. He replied with suprise “But I didn’t do anything” . But he truly did as a channel of Gods peace, he lit the way for me to find a spiritual path and come to believe. So very grateful.
Sending prayer as he journeys onward, with the angels as his guide. I first became acquainted with Fr Kneating in 2000 as I embarked on a spiritual journey that is still in process. Went to Snowmass , met him in Pennsylvania at a speaking time.. Iam thankful for his work and pray for its continued growth. Patsy Pennsylvania.
There is so much this man has done. He spoke once" the spiritual journey has 3 phases. The first is humility, the second is humility, and the third is Humility. The bottom line, Humility is what is needed to navigate the spiritual journey."
Father Th. Keating was for me a true disciple of Christ. I have liked very much his profound books which gave witness of his deep and mystical bible understanding and of his own life experience. I loved his voice and his mischievously smile. For me he always represented something which was young and fresh and I never had the feeling that he gets older. May he be blessed now and may he bless all of us from the other side....... Pius Roos from Switzerland
I turned to Contemplative Outreach and Spirituality and Practice when I felt rudderless, having lost my previous spiritual supports. I have followed several online retreats since then and am so grateful for Fr Thomas's teachings, which have helped me to let go of much of what I believed to be essential. I am happy he is now enjoying that unity with God of which he spoke and am sure he will continue to guide us.
Thank you, dear Fr Thomas, for teaching us how to pray, how to live. Anastazija Komljenovic Croatia, EU