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We embrace the process of transformation in Christ, both in ourselves and in others, through the practice of Centering Prayer.

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer - verbal, mental or affective prayer - into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ.

The Benefits of Centering Prayer

What is Centering Prayer and How Do We Do It?

Mary Dwyer provides a brief introduction to Centering Prayer.

The source of Centering Prayer, as in all methods leading to contemplative prayer, is the Indwelling Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ. 

Read this Method of Centering Prayer brochure.  One way to learn the method is through this in-home package:  Centering Prayer:  A Training Course for Opening to the Presence of God; click to View in Store.

Click to download the Centering Prayer Introductory Program Tri-fold brochure.

Retreats

Friday, 1 December 2017
Region:
Eastern US

Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Region:
Southwest US

Friday, 8 December 2017
Region:
Midwest US

Friday, 8 December 2017
Region:
Eastern US

Videos

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Voices 45: Isabel Mesa de Marion Landais – Dominican Republic
Voices 46: Rick Kramer-Howe, Arizona
Voices 47: Mary Kay Hansen, Colorado
Voices 48: Susy Robinson, Pennsylvania
Voices 49: Fr. Gilberto Walker, Cuba
Voices 4: Helen Vocales, Il, Centering Prayer and Developing A Center of Peace
Voices 50: Beatrice Doblado, California
Voices 51: Theresa Jensen, Kentucky
Voices 52: Ed Bednar, Massachusetts
Voices 53: Merle Parker, Arizona, Centering Prayer and a Gift of Prayer
Voices 54: Fr. William Meninger and Fr. Thomas Keating, Colorado, Centering Prayer and the Renewal of Christian Contemplative Prayer
Voices 55: Lois Snowden, PA, Centering Prayer and the Loving Relationship with God
Voices 56: Olga de Marranzini, DR, Centering and Awakening to the Love of God
Voices 57: Joan Marosits, New Jersey, Centering Prayer and Learning to Let Go
Voices 58: Fr. Basil Pennington, Every Person is the Image of God
Voices 59: Rose Meyler, Colorado, Learning to Understand the Human Condition
Voices 5: Susanne Vorster, New York
Voices 60: Hillary Tyghe, South Africa, Centering Prayer, the Prayer of Consent
Voices 61: Joy Blythe, Texas, Centering Prayer and the Transformation of Suffering
Voices 62: Rev. David Loar, OH, Centering Prayer and Peace in the World as It Is
Voices 63: Vivian Aguayo, DR, Seeing God is in Everything
Voices 64: Ruth Hofmann, PA, Centering Prayer and the Healing of the False Self
Voices 65: Ray Jacobsen, Minnesota, The Divine Therapy
Voices 66: Beatrice, Doblado, California A Transformed Relationship with God, with Life
Voices 67: Anna Vu Wallace, Texas The Gifts of Centering Prayer: Healing the Past, Living in the Present

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