A Day with St. John of the Cross – March 21, 2015
NOTE: This workshop is now full and online registration is closed.
Jeff Imbach and SoulStream Present:
A Day with St. John of the Cross
Intention for the Day
Our desire for this day will be to allow the poem “Living Flame of Love” guide our meditation and prayer (see poem below). We will seek to notice the ways the movements of this great work are becoming evident in our own transformative experience with God. Some background will be offered and prayer periods evoked by the stanzas of the poem itself.
Schedule for A Day With St. John of the Cross
9:30 am Gathering and settling
10:00-10:20 Presentation #1 Our Struggles becoming Beautiful
10:20 11:10 Guided Prayer
11:15-11:30 Presentation #2 Our souls becoming Accessible
12:00-1:00Lunch Break and sharing
1:15-1:40Presentation #3 Our Lives Swell with Love
1:45-2:15 Guided Prayer
2:30-3:00 Listening Together
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please bring a notebook and pen and wear comfortable clothing.
The event will be held at 35535 McKee Road in Abbotsford.
All proceeds go to SoulStream Initiatives, a non-profit organization that seeks to support the contemplative lifestyle and encourage others to live authentically with Jesus.
About Jeff Imbach
The poem, “ Living Flame of Love” by St. John of the cross, has strongly drawn Jeff for many years. Jeff was the founding president of the Henri Nouwen Society of Canada and is one of the co-founders of SoulStream. He was a long-time pastor in Calgary and has offered spiritual direction for thirty years.
Jeff is the author of two books: The Recovery of Love: Christian Mysticism and the Addictive Society, and the award winning book, The River Within: Loving God, Living Passionately. He also edited Words of Hope and Healing: 99 Sayings by Henri Nouwen.
Jeff completed an M.Div. and was personally mentored in spiritual direction by Sr. Nora Cummins, F.C.J. and Sr. Lily Quintos, R.C. Jeff continues to walk with others on their spiritual journey through the practice of spiritual direction along with working alongside the leadership team in giving leadership to SoulStream courses.
Living Flame of Love
O living flame of love
that tenderly wounds my soul
in its deepest center! Since
now you are not oppressive,
now consummate! if it be your will:
tear through the veil of this sweet encounter!
O sweet cautery,
O delightful wound!
O gentle hand! O delicate touch
that tastes of eternal life
and pays every debt!
In killing you changed death to life.
O lamps of fire!
in whose splendors
the deep caverns of feeling,
once obscure and blind,
now give forth, so rarely, so exquisitely,
both warmth and light to their Beloved.
How gently and lovingly
you wake in my heart,
where in secret you dwell alone;
and in your sweet breathing,
filled with good and glory,
how tenderly you swell my heart with love.
After completing the online registration form below, you will be directed to Paypal where you may pay using your Paypal account or any major credit card.
Questions? please contact Audrey at firstname.lastname@example.org