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    • Since 1973, the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation has fostered contemplative living and leadership by caring for the spiritual heart in prayer and by offering ways of opening into the life of the Spirit through our programs and other resources. We welcome individuals wherever they are on the path of spiritual discovery.
      Shalem is grounded in Christian contemplative spirituality yet draws on the wisdom of many religious traditions. We provide opportunity for spiritual exploration individually and within a community of seekers.

All good meditative prayer is a conversion of our entire self to God.

~Thomas Merton

Categories: Contemplative Living and Prayer. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

~Saint Augustine

Categories: Contemplative Living. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

All the way to heaven is heaven.

~Catherine of Siena

Categories: Contemplative Living and Non-duality. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

The more a soul loves, the more it longs, the more it finds.

~Jean-Pierre de Caussade

Categories: Love, Non-duality, and Prayer. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

~Lao Tzu

Categories: Contemplative Spirituality. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

It’s hoping that is difficult, the easy path is to despair.

~Charles Péguy

Categories: Contemplative Living and Prayer. Tags: hope. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

~e.e. cummings

Categories: Contemplative Spirituality. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion?

~John Wesley

Hope inspires the good to reveal itself.

~Emily Dickinson

Categories: Contemplative Spirituality, Love, and Prayer. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

~André Gide