Thomas Keating





Thomas Keating

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January 01, 1923

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Keating entered the Cistercian Order in Valley Falls, Rhode Island in January, 1944. He was appointed Superior of St. Benedict's Monastery, Snowmass, Colorado in 1958, and was elected abbot of St. Joseph's Abbey, Spencer, Massachusetts in 1961. He returned to Snowmass after retiring as abbot of Spencer in 1981, where he established a program of ten-day intensive retreats in the practice of Centering Prayer, a contemporary form of the Christian contemplative tradition.

He is one of three architects of Centering Prayer, a contemporary method of contemplative prayer, that emerged from St. Joseph's Abbey in 1975. Frs. William Menninger and Basil Pennington, also Cistercian monks, were the other architects.
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“God will bring people and events into our lives, and whatever we may think about them, they are designed for the evolution of His life in us.”
Thomas Keating

“For human beings, the most daunting challenge is to become fully human. For to become fully human is to become fully divine.”
Thomas Keating, Manifesting God

“Silence is God's first language; everything else is a poor translation.”
Thomas Keating, Invitation to Love: The Way of Christian Contemplation



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