Spiritual growth is promoted through retreats, workshops and prayer groups. In this way, the person learns how to recognize God's manifestations within herself, in others and in creation. She is also more in touch with her spirirtual experience in daily life. If you wish to learn more about one or several services, write to us.
For example, some SNJMs lead workshops fostering a daily contemplative experience.
Meditation groups (passive prayer)
One method commonly used is called "centering prayer". Thomas Keating explains this method very well in his books. A web site called "Contemplative Outreach" helps people find a group close to where they live. Many of Thomas Keating' books are translated into other languages and some of the videos have subtitles. These can be found on "YouTube".
Prayer with the Bible (active prayer)
The methods of prayer with the bible such as the one promoted by St. Ignatius of Loyola allow the Word of God to penetrate the heart of a person like rain that brings forth new life and abundant fruit. The "prayer", or the one who prays enters into the scripture passage in order to be changed by the Word of God. Often people who do centering prayer also nurture their lives with "Lectio Divina", prayer with passages from the bible.