Church Teaching


As the Catechism says:

Meditation engages thought, imagination, emotion, and desire. This mobilisation of faculties is necessary in order to deepen our convictions of faith, prompt the conversion of our heart, and strengthen our will to follow Christ. Christian prayer tries above all to meditate on the mysteries of Christ, as in lectio divina or the rosary. This form of prayerful reflection is of great value, but Christian prayer should go further: to the knowledge of the love of the Lord Jesus, to union with him.
CCC 2708

The Church recognises the potential meditation has to touch our lives and help us to grow in our relationship with Jesus. It allows us to be still and listen to the still small voice of God speaking to our hearts. This is especially important these days when stillness and quiet seem a rare gem in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives.

This is why we use meditation as part of our Collective Worship resources. We understand the importance of giving the pupils in your school access to a range of different ways to pray and worship.

We know that the past few years have only exacerbated mental health issues among young people. We hope that through meditation you lead with them they are gaining an important life skill that will enable them to continue to grow in faith and enable them to be reflective, long after they leave your care.

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