The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) is a global and inclusive contemplative family. The roots of our community lie in the desert tradition of early Christianity dating back to the 4th century.
In 1975, John Main, an Irish Benedictine monk (1926–1982), started the first Christian Meditation Centre in London. The symbol of the Community—the two birds looking in different directions but resting on the chalice—represents the union of the contemplative and active dimensions of life. The first weekly meditation groups began in London and these groups can now be found in over 120 countries.
The WCCM Caribbean supports and coordinates all the English-speaking Caribbean countries in the practice of Christian Meditation (CM). Sr Ruth Montrichard SJC heads the leadership team of WCCM Caribbean which is based in Trinidad and Tobago and she is also a member of the WCCM International Guiding Board.
At the requests of the bishops—in Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent—we have and continue to send trained teams out to these islands to facilitate the integration of CM.
Our recently concluded mission to St Vincent and the Grenadines involved the following activities:
Our other outreach missions include the
introduction of CM:
To persons who have suffered loss:
Our John Main Center for Interreligious dialogue provides a haven in Port of Spain for those who wish to just pause from the busyness to just be still.
Since the inception of WCCM Caribbean, we have seen the integration of CM practice by
The WCCM website www.wccm.org provides a wealth of resources for those interested in knowing more about CM and how WCCM throughout the world continues to introduce the practice to various sectors of society.
– Sr Ruth Montrichard,
– Pat Howai, Schools Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
– Maurice Moniquette, Men’s Group email@example.com
– Judy Joseph Mc Sween, Business
and Religious Communities
– Simon Healy, Recovering Addicts firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDITATION GROUP MEETINGS
The John Main Center is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.–1 p.m., with meditation sessions from noon to 12.30 p.m.
9 a.m. Living Water Centre, Frederick St, POS, email@example.com
5.30 p.m. 100 Eastern Main Rd, Champ Fleurs, Phone: 645-9569
7 p.m. Church of Nativity Hall, Crystal Stream, Phone:
10 a.m. Nazareth House, Marryat St, San Fernando, firstname.lastname@example.org
6.15 p.m. Assumption Parish Hall, Long Circular, Maraval, Phone: 756-3010
8.30 a.m. Servol, 58 Pembroke St, POS, email@example.com
4.45 p.m. John Main Centre, Pembroke St, POS, Phone: 486-5248
5 p.m. St Theresa’ s Church, Malick, Barataria, Phone: 468-1504
6 p.m. Men’s Group, Living Water Centre, Frederick St, POS firstname.lastname@example.org
6.30 p.m. St Joseph’s Convent, St Joseph, email@example.com