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The central dimension of contemplation–exemplified by the monastic tradition but broader than that–offers people a way to involve themselves in the mystery of the other–God, and a compassionate gaze toward others. As contemplation brings me outside myself, it brings me into relationships with God, with others, with others as community and Church; and it brings Church into relationship with the world. Contemplation, in this way, involves not only personal spiritual growth but also the growth of God’s people to be missionaries and servants.
Frank DeSiano was ordained a Paulist Priest in 1972 and has served as a pastor twice, in downtown New York and in downtown Chicago. He earned a D. Min. degree from Boston University in 1990 writing his thesis on “Parish Based Evangelization.” He was elected President of the Paulist Fathers and served from 1994-2002. He has been a leader in evangelization and parish renewal since 1988, serving on the US Committee for Evangelizaiton as a consultant for over twelve years. He has preached across the country, presented to many presbyteral conferences, and writes extensively in discipleship, evangelization, and spirituality.