These videos are part of the Global Sisters Report interview with Nancy Sylvester, IHM. The first two questions have two parts. Click on the question you want to listen to and please be patient if it takes a few moments to download.

What Drew You to Contemplation?Video One

Part One is 6:11

The Christian of the future will either be a mystic, one who has experienced something, or s/he will cease to be anything at all.

Karl Rahner – “Christian Living Formerly and Today”

What Drew You to Contemplation?
Video Two

Part Two is 5:54

“We are encumbered by old assumptions, burdened by memories that limit our horizons, and, therefore, unfree to see God coming to us from the future.”

Constance FitzGerald, OCD 
From Impasse to Prophetic Hope: Crisis of Memory


What is the Relationship   Between Contemplation and                    Transformation?                           

 Video is 4:08

“Contemplative prayer reflects a
long and noble lineage of Christians who have
attempted to “put on the mind of Christ” …  through a radical transformation of consciousness that produces the Kingdom as its fruit.”

Cynthia Bourgeault
Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening

What is the Relationship Between Contemplation and Transformation Video Four is 9:01

“Contemplation is not a validation of things as they are…but a constant questioning and restlessness that waits for and believes in the coming of a transformed vision of God…a new and integrating spirituality capable of creating a new politics and generating new social structures.”

Constance FitzGerald, OCD

Contemplative Practice                   Video Five is 7:44


Set your intention to be open to God working within you for your transformation and the transformation of the world.

Nancy Sylvester, IHM

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