Join Carmen Acevedo Butcher for an online program celebrating the wisdom of Brother Lawrence

On June 16, 2022, my friend and colleague Carmen Acevedo Boucher PhD offers a free online program to explore the wisdom of Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, author of The practice of the presence of God. Click here to register for this free event.

You probably know Carmen Butcher for her luminous translation of The cloud of ignorance. Later this year she publishes her latest book, in which she brings her wisdom and translation skills to Brother Lawrence, in a vital and fresh new translation of her book titled Practice of presence: a revolutionary translation. Here is an opportunity to delve into the mystical spirituality of Brother Lawrence with Carmen Acevedo Butcher as your guide!

The webinar will take place on Thursday, June 16 at 8:30 p.m. EST. It will be recorded, so register even if you cannot attend on the 16th. Click here to register for this free event.

More information about this event

Every day we are bombarded with stressful news and other distractions – on our televisions and phones, in conversations around us, and in our own reflective moments.

The wisdom our world needs right now, says Carmen Acevedo Boucher, PhDaward-winning translator of spiritual texts, is found in the teachings of Brother Laurent, the Brother of Love.

Brother Lawrence was a down-to-earth mystic, monastery cook, sandal mender, and disabled veteran who limped painfully throughout his adult life.

He lived through an era strikingly similar to our own – marked by authoritarianism, political division, social and economic disparity, climate crises, hunger, pestilence, global death and war.

As a result, his writings, found after his death in 1691, are filled with profound but practical tools and wisdom that apply to our time in history – equipping us to live more calmly and deeply as we connect with ourselves, others and God.

On Thursday, June 16, join us for a powerful event with Carmen to learn more about Brother Lawrence sweet and simple practices to find love — and feeling more grounded amidst life’s greatest distractions and challenges.

Register for Practicing an unshakable joy with brother Laurent, the brother of love by clicking here.

Carmen Acevedo Boucher, PhD

In this free online event, you will discover:

  • A guided imagery exercise for become friends with your feelings and welcome them into your life – so that you can experience healing, let go of all desire for power and control, and to create space for what Brother Lawrence called “an indescribable joy”
  • How Brother Lawrence’s 17th Century Teachings – Including the Practice of God’s Presence – Are a beacon of hope that can help you through today’s challenges and crises
  • How to Discover the Often Spent and Overlooked Feminine Energy in Brother Lawrence’s Teachings That Can Help You embody greater “maternal compassion” — accepting the sacred in oneself while listening to the sacred in others
  • At Brother Laurent’s sweet and simple practices to find love and our inherent grounding amidst daily distractions and life’s greatest challenges
  • The the latest translations of Brother Lawrence’s teachings that unveil her path to self-compassion – and the importance of cultivating this quality to bring kindness into every encounter

As you will discover, the wisdom and practices of Brother Lawrence can bring you home—into yourself and to love—as you cultivate an inner sense of calm and the ability to act with love.

Click here to register for this free event.

Note: I do not often promote events like this and it is my policy to only do so when I am confident that the event will be a real blessing and good value to those who attend. With that in mind, I’m happy to endorse this event with Carmen Butcher. In fact, I signed up! So I hope you do too.


Karen O. Fielding