Meditation is a form of contemplative prayer in which we move beyond words, thoughts, and images. We open ourselves to God’s mysterious and silent presence within us and it becomes more and more the reality of our lives. From this place of prayer we engage in our work in the world.

This spring, Wisdom Ways invites you to experience Christian contemplative prayer.


Deborah Chernick studies the history of Christian contemplative prayer and serves on the board of the Trust for the Meditation Process.

Susan Oeffling, CSJ, former educator and spiritual director, has master’s degrees in theology and counseling and spiritual direction training.

Both have practiced meditation for many years and have participated in the World Community for Christian Meditation School of Meditation.