silence & contemplation

About the program

"In a world of noise, confusion and conflict it is necessary that there be places of silence, inner discipline and peace. In such places love can blossom.”
(Thomas Merton)

Silence & Contemplation Steyl is a space where inner transformation is encouraged through programs that promote stillness and solitude, which foster the discovery of the diamond that lies within every living being. Through the practice of silence and stillness, a new way of seeing has space to emerge, giving birth to greater levels of empathy and compassion for all.
More often than not, the hectic rhythm of today’s life, the deafening noise of social media, the anxiety about the future, or the nostalgia from the past, often hinder the soul’s search for meaning.

Through retreats, workshops, and meditation experiences, Silence & Contemplation Steyl is committed to fostering a new consciousness that nurtures soul searching, encompasses a sense of awe and respect for all beings, and promotes an active commitment to tenderly embrace and care for creation as our common home.

 

Who is giving the program?

Maria José Rebelo is a Missionary Sister Servant of the Holy Spirit, originally from Portugal, with experience of living and ministering in various countries. She did her initial formation and pastoral experience in Brazil for over 5 years; trained as a clinical psychologist in Brisbane (Australia); made a PhD in migration and mental health in Madrid (Spain); and provided psychological support to migrants and refugees for over 8 years in Lisbon (Portugal). In her congregation, she served in leadership at Regional (Spain-Portugal) and European levels for 6 years; has been practicing centering prayer for over 13 years; and has offered psychospiritual courses and contemplative retreats for several years.

She is passionate about Jesus’ contemplative and compassionate way of being with people, especially those experiencing pain and social exclusion, and all those actively seeking meaning in life.

current dates

Sa
04
Mär

One-day escape into silence

Kategorien: silence & contemplation
Fr
28
Apr

In silence - for beginners, but open to all

Kategorien: silence & contemplation
Mo
15
Mai

workshop format for pastoral workers

Kategorien: silence & contemplation
Mo
05
Jun

workshop format for all – lay, religious, pastors, and all other restless seekers

Kategorien: silence & contemplation

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