Be still, and know that I am God
The all-important aim in Christian Meditation is to allow God’s mysterious presence within us to become more and more not only a reality but the reality which gives meaning, shape and purpose to everything we do, to everything we are.
John Main OSB
Christian Meditation is a way of prayer that dates back to the desert tradition of early Christianity in the 4th century. In 1975, John Main, an Irish Benedictine monk (1926-1982), started the first Christian Meditation Centre in London, which soon developed into the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM).
Our Christian Meditation Group in the Church of St Bernadette was established in January 1993, comprising Catholics and some members of other faiths. Our weekly meditation sessions are held at the Adoration Room.
To allow us to build a closer community, our group holds bi-monthly fellowship sessions at the Church canteen where we share food and get to know one another better. We also open our library for members and newcomers to borrow books, CDs and DVDs on Christian Meditation.
“Through the weekly group meditation and self-practices at home, I begin to discover that it has impacted me in many ways, namely, keeping myself in harmony through complete silence and stillness by harnessing my attention just to God. I repeat the mantra to achieve this blissful peace. Group dynamic helps me and the group to achieve discipline in practising Christian Meditation. I am sure many of us look forward to our weekly meetings. Christian Meditation also brings me closer to God. It is a covenant between God and me. The greatest impact: I found relaxation, peace and harmony. I also found great fellowship amongst the group.” — Allan Tan, Member
The group meets at the AV01 Room (Level 2 of Parish Centre)
Every Thursday: 8.00 pm - 9:00 pm
(soft music is played from 7.45 pm)