Meditation:
Christian Meditation Group
Monday, 06.03, 13.03 and 20.03.2017 - 19:00



Under the wing of The World Community for Christian Meditation (www.wccm.org), a group has been set up in 2015 to meditate in the Christian tradition that was rediscovered and revived by a Benedictine monk, John Main OSB (1926-1982). The origins of Christian meditation go back to the Desert Fathers and to John Cassian (c 360─435).

The essence of Christian meditation is stillness, silence and simplicity. Meditating in the Christian tradition is about being with God rather than talking to God or thinking about God. Simplicity means letting go of all self-analysis and self-reflection. Silence means letting go of all thoughts, ideas and images. Stillness means letting go of desire. Following Jesus’ words, we leave our (false) selves behind to return to our true selves and find peace and joy in God.

You are welcome to join us on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the crypt of the Chapel. Please come about 10 minutes early, because we need to lock the entrance to the Chapel before we start. The meditation evenings take about 45 minutes, including 25 minutes of meditation proper, after which we invite you to stay on for refreshments and fellowship.

The Brussels Christian Meditation Group is ecumenical. All are welcome. Come as you are.

Please contact Frits Smulders at frits.smulders@icloud.com if you have any practical questions or if you plan to come for the first time, as evenings may occasionally be cancelled at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

May the road rise up
to meet you
may the wind be
always at your back
...

Document to download
"L’homélie du Mgr Jozef De Kesel, Archevêque de l’Archidiocèse de Malines-Bruxelles lors de la célébration du 15ème Anniversaire de l’inauguration oecuménique de la Chapelle pour l’Europe au service des milieux européens. Bruxelles, 28 septembre 2016"

[FR]

Conference to download
"Role of Christians in Today’s Europe"
20.01.2016

The keynote speech of Herman Van Rompuy

Conference to download
"Is God 5G compatible?"
19.05.2016

Presentations from Ms. Erin Green (CEC Comunication Coord) and Daniel Izuzquiza SJ ( Dir. Digital Magazines) [EN]




Agenda March 2017

Every Thursday:
Ecumenical Prayer Lunch
The next Prayer Lunch
Thursday, 30.03.2017, 13:00
Led by Sean Carroll, a member of the Quaker House in Brussels

Eucharist
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday 01.03.2017 - 13:15 and 18:00

Meditation:
Ignatian Prayer Group
Fridays, 03.03, 10.03, 17.03, 24.03 and 31.03.2017- 18:00

Movie Afternoon
"The plight of undocumented migrants in Europe"
Saturday, 04.03.2017 - 14:00

Eucharist
Sunday European Mass for Young Professionals
Sunday, 05.03 and 19.03.2017 - 19:00

Meditation:
Christian Meditation Group
Monday, 06.03, 13.03 and 20.03.2017 - 19:00

Round Table:
"Human Rights and European Consumer Behaviour"
Tuesday, 07.03.2017, 15:00


Photography Exhibition
Conflict Minerals : the Congolese Case
Tuesday, 07.03.2017, 17:00


Conference:
Islam and Europe: is there a common ground?
Wednesday 08.03.2017, 19:00


Concert
Flûte et guitare - Au profit de Foi et Lumière
Monday, 13.03.2017, 13:30

Travellers Café
The Heart of Iran
Wednesday, 15.03.2017 - 19:00

Eucharist
Commemoration Eucharist BXL Attacks
Wednesday 22.03.2017 - 13:15

Movie Night
Poveda
Wednesday, 22.03.2017 - 19:00

Prayer
Veillé de Prière Oecumenique bilingue
Friday, 24.03.2017, 20:00

Eucharist
Messe pour les enfants animée par les parents
Sunday, 26.03.2017 - 11:00

Book Launch:
"Advancing Religious Freedom"
Monday, 27.03.2017, 19:00
organized by CEC. Further details to follow.

Prayer:
Anglican Communion Service
Tuesday 28.03.2017 - 12:15

Prayer
Orthodox Midday Prayer
Wednesday 29.03.2017 - 12:30