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Food for the Journey - Virtual Program

The Contemplative Way: Practical Mysticism for Normal People

Saturday, September 19 from 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday, October 17 from 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday, November 21 from 9:00pm - 12:00pm
Saturday, December 12 from 9:00am - 12:00pm

Food for the Journey - Virtual Program

Study / Prayer Sessions based on Practical Mysticism: A Little Book for Normal People and Abba: Meditations Based on the Lord’s Prayer(ISBN: 0-375-72570-9) by Evelyn Underhill

Saturday Mornings from 9:00 - 12 noon
September 19th, October 17th, November 21st and December 12th

Facilitated by Martha Campbell, M.A., Psy.D. for Spiritual Directors, Retreat Leaders, Pastoral Ministers and Those Who Have Made the Full Spiritual Exercises.

Come, join the gathered community as we explore the contemplative way through the teaching of Evelyn Underhill, British poet and mystic. We will reflect together on two texts that have become spiritual classics: Practical Mysticism and Abba. Underhill writes: “The spiritual life is not a special career, involving abstraction from the world of things. It is part of everyone’s life and until we have realized it we are not complete human beings.” In these inspiring texts, we will be given guidance and encouragement as we respond to the call to engage the contemplative way through silence, solitude and contemplative prayer.

These four study/prayer sessions are designed to enrich your personal spiritual deepening for ministry and will include prayer (silent and communal), input, and faith-sharing, based on your prayerful reading of the text. To facilitate the process, chapter assignments will be communicated and should be read in advance. The only pre-requisite for participating in these sessions is a desire to embrace God in the whole of your life.

Program cost for the series is $120 due by September 19th

An early registration discount of $100 is available and is due by August 19th

Series will take place via Zoom

Scholarship funding is available. Contact Bill Hobbs ( to apply.

For information and to register contact Martha Campbell at


Martha Campbell, M.A., Psy.D.