Uncategorized

Fr. Justin’s March Message

Posted on Mar 3, 2019

Recently in our book study, where we are reading, marking, and inwardly digesting, A Letter or Private Direction, that 14th century English work on prayer, we read this extraordinary section in chapter V: “…keep yourself recollected and undistracted as far as you can by grace and the strategy of spiritual endurance.  For in this dark contemplation of the substance of your being, in which as I have told you, you are one with GOD, you must do all that you have to do: eat and drink, sleep and awaken, walk and sit, speak and be silent, lie down and get up, stand and kneel, run and ride,...

Read More

A December Message from Fr. Justin

Posted on Dec 1, 2018

In my last Keystone article I mentioned a little series to help contextualize the imaginal realm or the imaginal heart in Christian Theology. Since it is Advent and we are preparing for the great celebration of the incarnation of Jesus Christ, let us return to the wonderful expression of the three-fold understanding of the universe in the Christmas liturgies. I’m talking particularly about the Triple Birth of Christ celebrated in the three Christ-masses. You may have heard me preach during Christmastide or read about this Triple Birth in Christmas letters past, where there are three...

Read More

A December Message from Fr. Justin

Posted on Dec 1, 2018

In my last Keystone article I mentioned a little series to help contextualize the imaginal realm or the imaginal heart in Christian Theology. Since it is Advent and we are preparing for the great celebration of the incarnation of Jesus Christ, let us return to the wonderful expression of the three-fold understanding of the universe in the Christmas liturgies. I’m talking particularly about the Triple Birth of Christ celebrated in the three Christ-masses. You may have heard me preach during Christmastide or read about this Triple Birth in Christmas letters past, where there are three...

Read More

A November Message from Fr. Justin

Posted on Nov 11, 2018

On September 1st, I led a short practice period of Centering Prayer at St. John’s in Williamstown, as part of the Conspire Conference put on by the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC). CAC is the organization Fr. Richard Rohr O.F.M. founded and continues to lead. The Reverend Mark Longhurst, minister at First Congregational in Williamstown, is a graduate of CAC’s Living School and was one of Fr. Richard’s young contemplative leaders at the Contemplative Exchange last summer out in Colorado. The Conspire conference was actually live webcasted into St. John’s Episcopal where...

Read More

A November message from Fr. Justin

Posted on Nov 11, 2018

On September 1st, I led a short practice period of  Centering Prayer at St. John’s in Williamstown, as part of the Conspire Conference put on by the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC).  CAC is the organization Fr. Richard Rohr O.F.M. founded and continues to lead. The Reverend Mark Longhurst, minister at First Congregational in Williamstown, is a graduate of CAC’s Living School and was one of Fr. Richard’s young contemplative leaders at the Contemplative Exchange last summer out in Colorado.  The Conspire conference was actually live webcasted into St. John’s Episcopal where...

Read More

building maintenance fund drive

Posted on Oct 27, 2017

Read More