Tai Ji and the Body at Prayer
An Online Retreat by Shifu Mathew Francis with Father Vincent Pizzuto, Ph.D.
Drawing upon texts from sacred scripture, the creeds, and our liturgy, this retreat will unify simple and rhythmic Tai Ji postures with timeless Christian mantras of prayer. “In Christ we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28); “God from God, Light from Light, True God from True God” (Nicene Creed). These are among the prayers we will explore. Under the guidance of Shifu Mathew Francis, participants will be invited to meditate upon these ancient truths through silent movement, quiet reflection, and shared conversation. Building upon these practices, Fr. Vincent Pizzuto will work with participants to inquire what new spiritual insights might be gleaned when listening to our bodies at prayer.