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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.

Download a transcript here

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.


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Method of Centering Prayer Printable Brochure
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Metoda MODLITBY USEBRÁNÍ, Method of Centering Prayer in Czech
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Overview of Contemplative Outreach Programs
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Q&A with Fr. Carl J. Arico On or Related to Centering Prayer
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Staying Connected
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Support for Centering Prayer Practice
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The Works of Thomas Keating - Brochure
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Transcript - Fr. Thomas Advent/Christmas/Epiphany blessing
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Transcript for Word of the Week 2018: Session 1 video, "Invited into the Fire"
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What is Centering Prayer & How Do We Do It
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