This is the Anniversary edition of the newsletter just out today which will be published in the new year. I thought over the holidays you'd like to read Laurence's beautiful letter with his insights and reflections on the community as well as the personal reflections from others . Happy Anniversary WCCM! Christmas blessings to all. Love Pauline Peters
The journey to our own heart is a journey into every heart. And in the first light of the real we see that this is the communion which is the kingdom Jesus was born to establish and in which he is born again in every human heart to realize. What we have left behind is loneliness, confusion, and isolation. What we have found is communion, sureness, and love. Our way is simplicity and fidelity. The simplicity of the mantra. Our fidelity to our daily meditation. As we travel this way we are drawn closer together by the same power of love that unites us. John Main OSB
The Meditatio Newsletter carries News of the Community around the world as well as a teaching letter written by our Director, Fr Laurence Freeman OSB. You may subscribe to the Newsletter by contacting your National Office. Below is a PDF archive of back issues in two standard sizes.
With the most gracious help and guidance of Dr Patricia Por, National Coordinator, Malaysia , 23 pilgrims of the meditation community from Hong Kong led by Fr Sean Dwan,went to a week long pilgrimage from Aug 9-15 to Malaysia where Christian Meditation took root there. All were amazed and felt it a blessing to meditate at the Temple of the Universal Temple where Fr John Main used to meditate with the Swami Satyanada. Every single day in Penang, Ipoh, Malacca and Kuala Lumpur we received royal welcome from the local meditators -- we celebrated Mass, meditated, dined and had fellowship together. One of the most memorable and moving highlights of the pilgrimage was on Day 4 when we visited the Temple of the Universal Spirit and had chance to communicate with Mother Mangalam, the successor of the Hindu Guru Satyananda who first introduced Christian meditation to Fr John Main. Mother remembered vividly how Fr John made his way up to narrow steps leading to the temple.