Christian Meditation Landing Page – Contemplative Homeschool

A video course with Dan and Connie Rossini

Christian Meditation

Deepening our Relationship with Christ

About the Course

St. Teresa of Avila said that meditation was the key to growing in virtue. Yet, sadly, few Catholics today know how to practice this vital type of prayer. It's not difficult or complicated to learn. Dan and Connie will introduce you to several methods, helping you choose the one which works best for you. They will also share the indispensible aids to being faithful in prayer, and help you overcome the most common difficulties people face.

Dan and Connie will release two lessons a week for six weeks. A short video makes up the heart of each lesson. You will find links to further reading, downloads to help you process what you are learning (as well as downloadable instructions on the different methods taught), and questions to discuss with other students in a private forum. Four quizzes test your knowledge. You can also join three live Q & A sessions via Zoom. Please note: live Q & A's are dependent on Connie's health. A substitute may be offered.

Expect three hours of total recorded content, plus three (possible) hours of live Q & A. That's like a weekend's retreat or more, but broken down into small chunks that you can watch on your schedule. Find support from other students who are seeking a deep prayer life. Learn how to apply each lesson as you go. Get answers to your questions about prayer.

This course is not just about information. It's an opportunity for real spiritual growth. Whether you are completely new to meditation, or need some help to keep growing, you will be inspired and equipped to take the next step.

There is no pre-requisite, but it will help if you have taken our course How to Grow in Prayer. You will have full access to the course for 120 days, after which you will be able to watch the videos directly on Vimeo.

You Will Learn:

Why meditation should be your top priority.

How to make your prayer into a dialog.

The best material to meditate on.

How the Holy Spirit works in meditation.

Why you should have a specific time and place for prayer.

How Christian meditation differs from Eastern techniques.

How to practice Lectio divina, Ignatian, and Carmelite methods.

How to deal with exterior and interior distractions.

Why your prayer is sometimes dry.

How to behave during desolation.

The three primary aids to spiritual growth.

The virtues that will sustain your prayer life.

How to practice affective prayer and the prayer of simple gaze.

And much more.

Your Teachers

Connie Rossini has written or co-written six books on Catholic spirituality. She manages the Facebook group Authentic Contemplative Prayer, where 15,000 members discuss the teachings of the Doctors of the Church on contemplation. She writes a regular spirituality column in The Catholic Voice of the Diocese of Omaha and has appeared on EWTN and countless radio shows and podcasts. At her blog Contemplative Homeschool, she gives whole families practical help to grow in holiness. Known for her orthodoxy and clarity, Connie has been teaching both adults and children for over thirty years.
Connie Rossini
Best-selling Catholic Author
Dan Rossini has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and a Masters degree in Philosophy. He has worked in diocesan communications since 2003. Currently he manages and edits The Catholic Voice of Omaha. One of his early video projects was a trailer for Connie’s book Trusting God with St. Therese. He also filmed and edited Connie’s first course, Nothing Shall I Want: Peace Through Detachment. Dan has edited 5 of Connie’s books. In 2020, he decided to join Connie on camera for the first time, as they begin what they hope will be a series of courses on prayer and spiritual growth.
Dan Rossini
Media Expert

How Much Does it Cost?

A place in the course Christian Meditation is just $49Registration closes on Sunday, March 6, at Midnight Central Time. The class will begin the following day, March 7.

What if I Can't Afford the Fee?

No worries! We want everyone who desires to learn about prayer to have access to the course.

You can request a scholarship to have the fee waived. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and depend on the generosity of donors. Just fill out the Request Form. You will be asked to provide the reason for your request. An email will let you know if and when you are granted a scholarship. You will remain anonymous to sponsors. Only the instructor (Connie Rossini) will see your request so she can match you with a donor. 

Please do not request a scholarship if you can afford to pay. We are trusting that people taking a course on the spiritual life won’t abuse others’ generosity. Scholarships are limited. Please leave them for those who genuinely cannot afford the course.

Feeling Generous?

Sponsor another student or as many students as you like. We will apply the fee to the next person in line who has requested a scholarship. Your gift will remain anonymous. Help ensure that no one is turned away because of financial difficulties.

Ready to take the next step in prayer?

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12 video lessons, 15 minutes each
Downloads for taking notes
3 Quizzes for review
3 Live Q & A sessions
Links to books and articles
Access to private discussion forum

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Still have questions? Send an email to Connie Rossini.