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Welcome Video and Programs

Welcome Video
We are living in a chaotic time. The Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue (ICCD) understands this chaos within an evolutionary context. Change has brought us to where we are and a new consciousness
must move us forward. 

ICCD’s vision Click believes in the transformative power of contemplative prayer and engaging this historical moment through communal contemplation and dialogue.

Watch the 3 minute video and
learn more about our work.

Enter the Chaos: Engage the Differences to Make a Differences

In-Person Program
at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center
Thursday, September 21, 2023 –
Sunday, September 24, 2023

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and to register


Zoom Presentation



Transformative Power of Contemplation
Seeing in a New Way

Contemplation moves us to “see” in new ways. It is coming home to one’s self and experiencing our oneness with all of creation.

The Challenge of Engaging Impasse

The experience of impasse is like entering the dark night of the soul. Hidden in the darkness of broken dreams, relationship betrayals, powerlessness, and futility is an invitation to transformation.

Dialogue – Encountering – Differences
The Quest for a Common Meaning
Choosing to dialogue is to give our comfortable ways of knowing. It is to give up the need to be right and to prove oneself.

Nancy’s Blog – Global Sisters Reflections 
Can Catholics Be Progressive? Absolutely!


Consciousness Developing
We cannot solve the problems of today from the same level of consciousness that created them.              Albert Einstein

New to Contemplation...Begin HERE

Reflect on your faith journey as
 you listen to Nancy’s Sylvester’s Journey:
What Drew Me to Contemplation?
What is Contemplation?


Continue to reflect on your faith journey as you listen to Nancy discuss transformation:

To purchase a copy of 
Crucible For Change
To read it click HERE

Desire, Darkness, and Hope: Theology in a Time of Impasse: Engaging the Thought of Constance FitzGerald, OCD
Book Review by Nancy Sylvester, IHM
Edited by Laurie Cassidy
and M. Shawn Copeland
480 pages; Liturgical Press $44.95

“What if, by chance, our time in evolution is a dark-night time — a time of crisis and transition that must be understood if it is to be part of learning a new vision and harmony for the human species and the planet?… For a new consciousness and harmony?”

For Full Article 


Upcoming Events

Current Publications

For ALUMS of Enter the Chaos

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
12:00 PM-1:30 PM (ET)             

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
12:00 PM-1:30 PM (ET)

  (click on the title to read)   is my latest article published in Human Development.

Human Development magazine is a quarterly publication for people involved in the work of fostering the human and spiritual growth of others. This includes persons involved in religious leadership and formation, spiritual direction, pastoral care, education, counseling, health care, and those interested in the development of the whole person.

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