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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:
Eastern US

Friday, 8 December 2017
Region:
Midwest US

Documents

Die Methode des Zentrierenden Gebetes, Centering Prayer Brochure, German translation
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De Methode van het Innerlijk Gebed, Centering Prayer Brochure, Dutch translation
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Centrerende bons metode, Centering Prayer Brochure, Danish translation
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Centering Prayer Norwegian Translation, Sentrerende Bønns Metode
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Centering Prayer Introduction Tri-Fold BW
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Centering Prayer Brochure, Polish Translation
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Centering Prayer Brochure, Mandarin Chinese translation
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Centering Prayer Brochure, Maltese translation
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Centering Prayer Brochure, Korean translation
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Centering Prayer Baen samlpykkisins, Centering Prayer Brochure, Icelandic translation
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Videos

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Voices 77: Susan Elliott, Alaska, Centering Prayer and a Ministry of Listening
Voices 76: Fr. Jaime Corujo, Dominican Republic Gratitude for Centering Prayer and the Worldwide Community of Practice
Voices 75: Jill Frank, Texas, The Effects of Centering Prayer Moving Out into Life
Voices 74: Cathy McCarthy, New York, Centering Prayer and Trusting in God
Voices 73: Andrea Kneier, OH, Centering Prayer and Connecting the Awareness of God into the Body
Voices 72: Peter Traban Haas, TX, Centering Prayer and Self-Acceptance
Voices 71: Joanne Warner, CO, Centering Prayer and the Evolving of Christ Consciousness
Voices 70: Lindsey Geyer, Pretoria, South Africa, Centering Prayer and the Awareness of the Love of God
Voices 6: Pamela Begeman, Texas
Voices 69: Diane Boruff, Minnesota Centering Prayer as Medicine and Comfort
Voices 68: Jim Weidemaier, Arkansas Centering Prayer: Feeling God’s Love Deep in Heart and Soul
Voices 67: Anna Vu Wallace, Texas The Gifts of Centering Prayer: Healing the Past, Living in the Present
Voices 66: Beatrice, Doblado, California A Transformed Relationship with God, with Life
Voices 65: Ray Jacobsen, Minnesota, The Divine Therapy
Voices 64: Ruth Hofmann, PA, Centering Prayer and the Healing of the False Self
Voices 63: Vivian Aguayo, DR, Seeing God is in Everything
Voices 62: Rev. David Loar, OH, Centering Prayer and Peace in the World as It Is
Voices 61: Joy Blythe, Texas, Centering Prayer and the Transformation of Suffering
Voices 60: Hillary Tyghe, South Africa, Centering Prayer, the Prayer of Consent
Voices 5: Susanne Vorster, New York
Voices 59: Rose Meyler, Colorado, Learning to Understand the Human Condition
Voices 58: Fr. Basil Pennington, Every Person is the Image of God
Voices 57: Joan Marosits, New Jersey, Centering Prayer and Learning to Let Go
Voices 56: Olga de Marranzini, DR, Centering and Awakening to the Love of God
Voices 55: Lois Snowden, PA, Centering Prayer and the Loving Relationship with God

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