These drop-in sessions are hosted on Zoom. People of all faiths and no faith are most welcome to join us.Our focus is on healing trauma and cultivating peace and reconciliation.
Wednesdays 9:00 AM | Fridays 9.00 AM
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM | Fridays at 7:30 AM
To register and receive an invitation to join, please complete the form below or email Dr. Frances Scully.
The World Community for Christian Meditation is a global contemplative family in the Christian tradition committed to serving the unity of all. The community was founded in 1991 to foster the teachings of Father John Main. They address our relationship with nature and the physical environment through resources available here:
Interviews with Martin
BeCompassionateNL is dedicated to work towards peaceful, Truth and Reconciliation at this time.
I love living in a multicultural society. I support an inclusive, secular approach to living. As a Christian and a Roman Catholic, I acknowledge and personally apologize for the many horrific acts of abuse, cruelty, and violence carried out by some of my co-religionists. Specifically I found learning of the Doctrine of Discovery very recently was deeply troubling. I have cried reading eye witness reports of the brutality and inhumanity of “Christian” colonizers, dominators, slave-traders and war-mongers.
Learning of the many heinously abusive, cruel and violent acts that have been carried out by our co-religionists is a heavy load to carry. This has led me and many others at times to feel great anguish, despair, and desolation. My current understanding of the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition is that God is Mercy and Love Incarnate. I believe we are called by compassion to examine our consciences and to work as best we can to oppose any justification of abuse, cruelty, elitism, exclusion, gender bias, harsh judgment, misogyny, racism and violence within our communities and towards all conscious life forms and our living planet.
I believe that as a Catholic and a Christian I am called to work to prevent the destruction of the natural world and to refrain from abuse and cruelty to animals, birds, fish and trees. I believe Christians are called by the Universal Christ to practice inclusion and restraint and to cultivate compassion and kindness for ourselves, our neighbours, and all Creation. I am inspired by Spiritual Leaders whose answer to unwise human attitudes, behaviours, and metaphors is to change, to be better, and to do better. As an imperfect human, I wish to avoid judging others ,whilst protecting my own warm heart and to do all I can to recognize and protect all those who are vulnerable. I especially wish to be a strong ally to Indigenous and Métis people, to vulnerable minorities and for all the conscious beings who depend on us as human beings for care and nurture.
Father Laurence Freeman who is the Director of WCCM
Dr. Karen Armstrong, founder of the Charter for Compassion
Cynthia Bourgeault, Father Richard Rohr, and their colleagues at the Center for Action and Contemplation
Palmer Parker, founder of the Centre for Courage and Renewal
My parish, the Jesuit parish of St. Pius X