Tag Archives: Ray Leonardini

Alumni Newsletter — November 2018

A Note from the Editor Dear Living School Alumni, Most of us, having been “sent” by the Living School, are doing the work of integrating action and contemplation. Fr. Richard Rohr tells us “and” is the most important word in the Center’s name. One way to describe Living School alumni is those who are “sent”… Continue Reading Alumni Newsletter — November 2018

Teaching Centering Prayer to the Incarcerated

Dennis McCain (’15) interviews Prison Contemplative Fellowship founder Ray Leonardini.   Dennis: Tell us how the call to serve in prisons began for you. Ray: Some time ago I read something by Thomas Merton that stung me. He said, in effect, to nourish a contemplative lifestyle one needed to pursue a “seeming aimless leisure, and a thoughtlessness of time.” From my routine, task-oriented world view, I took it… Continue Reading Teaching Centering Prayer to the Incarcerated

Healing Our Social Wounds

Nonviolence Healing Our Social Wounds Friday, September 22, 2017 Today’s meditation is longer than usual, but important. Many people associate the word “justice” with the penal system and retributive justice. Yet the prophets and Jesus clearly practiced what we now call “restorative justice.” Jesus never punished anybody. He undercut the basis for all violent, exclusionary,… Continue Reading Healing Our Social Wounds

the Mendicant, Spring 2016, Vol. 6, No. 2

Click here to read the Spring 2016 Mendicant. This issue features: Richard Rohr, “Mercy, within Mercy, within Mercy” Ray Leonardini, “Teaching Contemplative Prayer to Prisoners” Donor Reflection: Jeanne Jemison Living School Student Reflection: Andrew Breitenberg

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