Christian Meditation is a form of silent, contemplative prayer that uses a prayer-word, which is rooted in the gospel and the letters of St. Paul, and originated with the early desert fathers of the fourth century.   A Benedictine monk, John Main, rediscovered this ancient prayer tradition of silence and listening.  It is offered now to contemporary men and women, and practiced worldwide by Christians of many denominations. Diet is a large part of the meditation experience and eating lots of greens can help you experience. Better still is to use some of the recipes at to physically prepare yourself for meditation. To fully enjoy this make sure to have your children be with a babysitter or in daycare, when you are fully relaxed you can get a more spiritual connection.

Other Christian Meditation Events in Houston Area

Upcoming WCCM Events–All events are open to the public, and you are cordially invited to attend
The Houston area WCCM Saturday workshops  for the year 2005 are listed below.  The sessions are held on the first Saturday of each month (excepting a summer hiatus). All sessions (except May – see below) will be at the Dominican Sisters, Almeda at Holcomb, from 1-3 pm. The spring sessions  will be at the Villa (6504 Almeda) and the fall/winter sessions at the Meeting Room (6501 Almeda).All are invited to attend. There is no charge and no pre-registration is required. Stay after each session and walk the beautiful outdoor labyrinth. For further information, contact Nicole Meister by phone at 281-341-7695, or by email at .SATURDAY AFTERNOON CONTEMPLATIVE SESSIONS FOR 2005
April 2 – “Being a Benedictine Oblate” presented by Rev. Helen Appelberg

May 7 -  “The Life of St. Anthony” presented by the Rev. J. Michael Wheeler, Rector at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, and “The Mysticism of Evelyn Underhill” presented by Ray Wright, professor of literature and philosophy at the University of Houston.  Full day retreat at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church,  1656 Blalock Road. For registration, contact Pat Laubach at Tel: 713-465-6015, Fax: 713-465-2086, or by email

September 10 – “Introduction to Christian Meditation” presented by WCCM core group

October 1 – “The Way of the Pilgrim” presented by Carole Keating

November 12 – “St. Thérèse de Lisieux” presented by  Brooke Williams-Deely, professor at the University of St. Thomas

December 3 – “Virtues and Vices” presented by  Fr. James Coles, Associate Pastor at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church


For further details on the 2005 John Main Seminar which will feature Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM., and the Three-Year Course on the Roots of Christian Mysticism, see the WCCM

Christian Meditation Groups in Houston Area 


Medical Center Area

Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Mon. 5:30 – 6:15pm, 6221 Main Street, 77030. Meet in St. Bede’s Chapel,  Autry house. Carla Cooper, 832-355-8410 ( 


Christ Church Cathedral, Fri. 11:15 – noon, Mellinger Room , 1117 Texas, Houston, 77002. Norma Jones, or Martha Keesecker, 713-464-0818 ( 

Galleria Area

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Thurs., 6:30 pm, in the Chapel, 717 Sage Road, 77056. Pat Bodley, (713) 974-2425. ( 

Bellaire/ West University

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Wed. 6 – 6:30 p.m., 3816 Bellaire Blvd., 77025. June Holly and Bill Harrison, 713-665-1931, ( or Lynda Spriggs, 713-664-3466 (  

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wed. 7 – 8p.m., 6800 Buffalo Speedway, 77025, in the Good News Room, upstairs in the Monsignor Jamail Family Center. Pat King, 832-778-6679, ( 

Midtown Houston

Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church, 9:00 am, 3401 Fannin, Houston, 77004. June Holly and Bill Harrison, 713-665-1931, ( or the Rev. Martha Frances, 713-526-0311.     

West Houston

Cenacle Retreat House, Mon. 7 – 8pm, 420 N. Kirkwood, 77079. Nicole Meister, 281-341-7695, ( or Martha Keesecker, 713-464-0818, (

         Northwest Houston

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Wed. 7pm, 15415 N. Eldridge Pkwy, Cypress, Texas. Leslie Wang, 281-550-3864 (


Mary Queen Catholic Church, Tues. 5:30pm, 606 Cedarwood (just off FM 518), Friendswood, TX, 77546. Charlene Guilliams, 281-482-1391 ( ), or Tom Scott, 281-993-9750 (

         West Beltway 8

St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, Wed. 10:00am, 10503 Westheimer, 77042. Elise Campana, 713-781-8764 (

Spring Branch

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Tues., 7:00pm in the Chapel, 1656 Blalock, 77080. Pat Laubach, 713-460-2710 (


St. Theresa Catholic Church, 115 Seventh Street, Sugarland, 77478, classroom #10.   Mon., 9:15am, Nicole Meister, 281-341-7695, ( or Bolivia Schlabach, 281-491-0422.

St. Laurence Catholic Church, 3103 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugarland, 77479. Tue., 10:00am, Room AB (in the courtyard). Jeri Kolash, 281-277-4204, (


Holy Rosary School, Thurs. 7pm, 1408 James St., Middle School Building, Sr. Annette Dworsky, O.P., 281-342-5813×141, (

         South Beltway 8

Servant of the Savior Presbyterian Church, Mon. 5:30pm, 11303 Hughes Road, Houston, 77584. Pat King, 832-778-6679, ( or Wanda Niebuhr, 281-481-4210.


UTMB at The William Temple Episcopal Center, Thurs., 12:15-12:55pm, 427 Market Street, Galveston, 77550. Sack lunch discussion following. Rosemary (Posey) Jackson, 409-762-8641, or Gena Davis, 409-772-8694, (


Seton Cove, 3708 Crawford Ave., Austin, TX 78731, Meditation Room, behind main building, Thurs., 7:00am. Heather Kohout, 512-451-0272, (


Still Point Yoga, 319 Bon Aire Dr., Dallas, TX 75218. Thurs., 11-12am. Terri Thompson, 214-348-6862, (


Christ Episcopal Church, 502 E. Starr Ave., Nacogdoches, 75961. Tues. 5:30 pm. Wanda Cuniff (936) 564-4028 (


Ventana Gallery at Mini Mansions, 8407 Broadway, San Antonio. Thurs. 6-7:00 pm. Rose Ann Felty (210) 341-3231, (



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