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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

On Zoom December 2-4, 2022
Daily from 11:-5:00 ET
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Listen to Impasse and the Dark Night by  Nancy Sylvester, IHM 

Listen to Desire for God by
Margaret Galiardi, OP



Transformative Power of Contemplation
The Call to be a Mystic

How can we be so uncaring and violent?
Why do we feel so impotent and powerless?
We are at a critical point.  We need to see more clearly

Cosmology and Christianity

When presented with two options, always chose the third.

Dialogue – Encountering – Differences
Dialogue and Mom’s Hash
The frame of the conversation is large enough to have space for differences, for both/ands, for polarities and for paradox.

Nancy’s Blog 
Let the Leaves Lead Us in a Meditation






Consciousness Developing
Why Spiral Dynamics?
It is now the human, our internal experience,
our perception, our knowledge,
our religious experience,
our awareness, or consciousness that is the guiding force of the planet.

Contemplative Sitting Network
Join Us to Pray
CSN Reflection 

New to Contemplation...Begin HERE

Reflect on your faith journey as
 you listen to Nancy’s Sylvester’s Journey:
(1) What Drew you to Contemplation?
(2) What Drew you to Contemplation? 


Continue to reflect on you faith journey as you listen to Nancy discuss transformation:
(3) Transformation
(4) 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?”

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Upcoming Events

Current Publications

For ALUMS of Enter the Chaos
Thursday, January 19, 2023
12:00 PM-1:30 PM (ET)
Thursday, March 9, 2023 
12:00 PM-1:30 PM (ET)
Thursday, May 11, 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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