Episcopal Diocese of Alabama Commission on Spirituality, Metagem Institute & Comtemplative Outreach Birmingham Presents- A Reflection Day for Advent with Beth Cook, LPC, Co-Founder of Alabama Institute for Mindfulness
"Mindfulness Practices for Peace and Presence Amid a Stressful World"
Save the Date! Saturday, November 12, 2022 at St. Stephen's Birmingham
Contemplative Outreach Birmingham in partnership with
The Commission on Spirituality of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama and Metagem Institute present:
“Becoming Prayer: Incarnation Makes Mystics of Us All”
Rev. Dr. Vincent Pizzuto, Presenter
March 12, 2022 - Registration available soon.
“The universe is not merely a backdrop for the story of human salvation but is its object. Creation, incarnation, and deification are three inseparable moments in one continuous story of salvation. In other words, incarnation and deification are built in to the very plan of creation and bring it to its perfection. While the cross of the redeemer may well be the consequence of a fallen world, the singular catalyst for the incarnation is a love unrestrained and ‘hidden for ages in God who created all things’ (Eph 3:9).”
-Fr. Vincent Pizzuto, Contemplating Christ: The Gospels and the Interior Life, p. 37
Contemplative Outreach Birmingham has website and blog. Visit us for all of the latest information on centering prayer meetings and events happening across Alabama. We invite you to follow us on Twitter as well!.
Contemplative Knitting with Julies Cicoro from ChurchNext:
This course is a primer on starting a new contemplative prayer practice. Author and priest Julie Cicoro explains how connecting a creative passion, such as knitting, with a practice of contemplative prayer can be the secret to building a sustainable practice, deepening your relationship with God and serving others, all in one holy space carved out each day.
Julie's four video lectures include:
Interested in taking this course? Reach out to Kathy at: firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected with our ChurchNext membership. The courses work well using the Zoom platform to present in a small group setting. The course also contains a facilitator and participants guide.
Past and Present Events Listed Below:
Virtual Lenten Reflection Day - Saturday, February 13, 2021
from: 9am-11am - Cost is $20.00
"Touched by Jesus: Embodied Prayer"
with: Brother Luke from: Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Join us for a Pre-Advent Reflection Day with
The Rev. Julia Gatta, PhD.
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Cost is $10
This is a virtual event
Beginning Ash Wednesday, join the Brothers of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist and the Department of Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary in a study of the Signs of Life throughout the holy season of Lent.
Explore the Lenten resources in the tabs below:
Light • Water • Food • Shelter • Community - Signs of Life
Worship engages our deepest human needs and has the power to transform our lives. Join the Brothers of SSJE in exploring the signs and symbols at the heart of Christian worship.
This free 5-week offering encourages individuals and groups to explore the riches of our worship traditions, liturgy and sacraments, and the art and architecture of our worship spaces, revealing the full meaning of these signs, deepening our experience of Christian vocation and guiding us toward ongoing conversion.
The Commission of Spirituality invites you to
Save the Date: March 7, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
The Commission, Metagem Institute, and Contemplative Outreach Birmingham will have a day of learning a variety of spiritual practices at St. Stephen's in Birmingham.
Coming in April 2-4 - The Commission is partnering with St. Stephen's and Contemplative Outreach Birmingham to host Bishop Marc Andrus.
Here's our go to calendar for Lent 2020! The Way of Love Lent Calendar features reflections from "Living the Way of Love" by Mary Bea Sullivan. The calendar available at no charge from Church Publishing. Click the link below to download now!
Living Compass has graciously offered free Advent Reflection booklets for parishes in our diocese who so desire. Scott's Pre-Advent program will be a lead-in to this devotional, so you may want to have some on-hand at the retreat and for your parish. The Commission on Spirituality seeks to provide high quality, low to no-cost resources for parishes throughout the diocese to enhance spiritual growth and community. We are grateful to partner with you in this endeavor. Click the appropriate links below to order these free booklets:
Promo Code: AdventDevotional at checkout.
The Commission on Spirituality of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama A Pre-Advent Reflection Day
Experiencing And Sharing The Peace That Passes All Understanding Guest Speaker, The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner
Saturday, November 23 at St. Stephen's Birmingham
9AM - 1PM (8:30 check in)
$20 (includes lunch)
Practicing Forgiveness - A 28 Day Guided Retreat
Reimagining the Examen (App) offers a unique prayer experience that's tailored to your needs and mood. Each Examen, based on St. Ignatius's 500-year-old prayer, guides you through a stimulating reflection on your day, helping you invite God into your nitty-gritty. Choose an Examen that matches your current state of being, or pray that day's scheduled reflection.
App is available on Google Play & the App Store