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Maria’s “It Is Time” CD will help you make centering prayer a part of your daily spiritual practices. 

What is The Deeper Connection?

Does life often times feel overwhelming? Do you want to go deeper or reconnect with your Christianity? Do you ever feel anxious, disconnected and alone?  Do you want a way through the emotional turbulence and stress that can take over your life? The Deeper Connection is your way to true inner peace, freedom and purpose.

As a Christian ministry and global community The Deeper Connection is here to support and accompany you on the journey to your authentic self in Christ through Contemplative Christian Spirituality. The Deeper Connection offers Spiritual Direction, workshops, retreats, contemplative worship and prayer gatherings, centering prayer meetings, audio and video recordings of guided prayers and meditations and contemplative scripture study. Welcome to the journey to your truest self, to a beautiful relationship with God and others.

Why Make The Deeper Connection?

It’s quite simple. You long for the peace that surpasses all understanding. You long to connect authentically with God, who is waiting for you. You want to transform your life and you recognize you can’t do it alone. 

During these times of fast-paced, anxious, stressful lifestyles, technology overload, draining schedules, 24/7 fear inducing news, demanding responsibilities, and critical decisions our hearts and souls long for rest and freedom, transformation and peace that only comes from an authentic relationship with God. Today’s Contemplative Christian Tradition reaches back to the original desert communities kept alive throughout the ages, making it accessible to us today. The Holy Spirit has been the Teacher and Guide for all the saints, mystics, believers and seekers through the centuries and continues to transform and form within us the essence of our Christian belief – The Deeper Connection – understood best in the words of Jesus from John 17:21-23:

“That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.  I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”

The practices and spiritual disciplines of solitude, silence, service, prayer, meditation and study have always been and continue to be the foundation of the Contemplative Christian Tradition and The Deeper Connection. Contact Maria to share your sacred story and find out how this ministry can serve you.

Who is Maria?

Relentless Follower of Christ

My name is Maria and let me be the first to welcome you to The Deeper Connection. Being a Christian most of my life has not exempted me from many of the challenges faced by everyone. I think I can say I know what you’re going through. Just maneuvering through daily life can be exhausting and overwhelming. I know what it’s like to feel anxious and stressed, disconnected from community or support and even doubtful of making decisions. I have overcome the difficulties of divorce and creating a new chapter.  I have walked with a child struggling through the pain of drug addiction to the freedom of recovery. I know what it’s like to go from hopeless to hopeful, from lost to found, from anxious to peaceful and back again.

I’m here to share with you the way of true transformation and healing. Yes, it is possible. Yes, it is for you too.  I’ve been there and I continue to walk this journey everyday…

Prayer & Meditation

St. Theresa Prayer
St. Patrick’s Prayer
Come Holy Spirit
Centering Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
It Is Time
St. Francis Prayer
260 k Plays
51 k Meditators
45 k Hours

Life Celebration

As an ordained minister through the Federation of Christian Ministries, Maria honors and reveres all celebrations of life, from officiating weddings, funerals and christenings to ministering to the infirm, terminally ill as well as the families and friends. Maria brings her unique ability to minister the grace and peace of Christ during these special lifetime moments; to make them truly immersive and create the sublime space to be wholly present in the Spirit of God.

Audio Meditation

Maria’s Contemplative Christian meditations have been enjoyed globally by more than 20,000 people world-wide. Her audio tracks, available for streaming play on the Insight Timer app, has enjoyed over 78,000 plays across 16,000 hours. We invite and encourage all to visit Maria’s profile on Insight Timer and download the app to your smartphone or tablet to begin your daily contemplative prayer practice today.

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction offers people a supportive, non-judgmental confidential place to share and understand their personal stories, recognizing the Divine Presence in and through all of life. Spiritual direction invites us to a deeper connection, recognition and understanding of God, ourselves and others that helps bring about authentic healing, growth and transformation.

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