Contemplative Spirituality

Johan Slabbert

19 Posts Published


11th Mar 2021


The Christian contemplative tradition has rich spiritual knowledge and experience spanning over two thousand years.

Contemplative spirituality is a way of growing spiritually through solitude, stillness, silence, and reflective practices.  Usually associated with monasteries, but increasingly people are finding its wisdom compatible with everyday life.  Contemplative Spirituality develops our awareness and experience of God within the ordinary circumstances of life.

Within Christianity, for centuries, many have been drawn to this way of life, and often it is their voices that bring words of love, compassion, care and wisdom when religion seems to have forgotten the love and compassion of Jesus.  These voices come from Jesus himself to St Anthony of the Desert, St Francis of Assisi, Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Ávila, St John of the Cross, St Ignatius of Loyola and so the list goes on.

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