About us

About us:

The Initiative "Contemplation in Action" was set up 2009 by the coordination team . Over the last few years Christians of various denominations, having different personal and professional backgrounds, have joined us.

We have discovered the richness and power of contemplative prayer for ourselves and derive our life energy from it.

We live a spirituality of everyday life. We are exposed to it and inspired by it.

We are dedicated to spread and foster the practice of contemplative prayer and teach the "Gries Path" - a Jesus Prayer after Franz Jalics SJ.

We feel connected with the "Retreat Center Gries" run by the German Province of Jesuits. The name "Gries Path" derives from the name of the Retreat Center. It is located in the middle of Germany at a remote spot called "Gries". Father Franz Jalics SJ established it in 1985.

Our Initiative is supported by three circles of people in different ways:

  • the coordination team
  • the retreat directors
  • the meditation group leaders

In a broader sense, everyone practicing contemplative prayer and feeling connected with the initiative can consider themselves as being part of it.

The initiative is not an organization and not a club. We form an open network, a mobile initiative.

The initiative is held together and grows through the inner band of a common spirituality.

The initiative has no own funds.


What is important to us:

Our offers are open to everyone, who wants to learn more about this Jesus Prayer - regardless of their religious denomination or spiritual background.

In guiding our courses we find it important to foster appreciative and complementary cooperation between women and men.

To us, the Eucharist is an important part of the Contemlative Retreat, therefore we invite to participate in its celebration daily.

We offer our courses as affordable as possible and thus close to the biblical principle: „You received without paying; give without pay."(Mt 10:8)