Presence is a five-session invitation to the contemplative life (featuring teaching, discussion, and spiritual practices) for those desiring to grow in intimacy with God, discernment, and love for others. 


  • CAD $125 (excludes books and spiritual direction)


  • Attendance at all five sessions
  • Reading (one book: Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton)
  • Spiritual Direction (three sessions)
  • Spiritual Practices (four)
  • Written Reflections (four)
  • ~ Two-page reflections before each session on your current life, and experience with the reading, spiritual practices, and spiritual direction.

Session Overview

  • One: Prayer
    • Silence: learning to be still. 
    • Examen: learning to notice and respond to God in the everyday.
  • Two: Scripture
    • Lectio Divina: learning to listento God through scripture.
    • Ignatian Contemplation: learning to experience God through scripture.
  • Three: Spiritual Direction
    • Listening: learning the spiritual significance of compassionate listening and good questions.
    • Meeting with a Spiritual Director: learning to share about your life with God with a discerning companion.
  • Four: Rhythm 
    • Sabbath: learning to cultivate a regular rhythm of rest and prayer. 
    • Solitude: learning to be alone, with God. 
  • Five: Reflection 
    • Looking back over our time together, expressing thanks, and benediction. 


  • There are 12 spaces available for each Presence cohort.  
  • If you would like to host a cohort or are interested in participating in one, contact me.