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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, 25 August 2017
Region:
Midwest US
Friday, 1 September 2017
Region:
Southeastern US
Friday, 8 September 2017
Region:
Eastern US
Saturday, 9 September 2017
Region:
Southwest US
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Region:
Southwest US

Workshops

Thursday, 10 August 2017
Southwest US
Friday, 11 August 2017
Eastern US
Saturday, 12 August 2017
Southwest US
Monday, 14 August 2017
Southwest US
Thursday, 17 August 2017
Southwest US
Friday, 18 August 2017
Eastern US
Friday, 18 August 2017
Midwest US
Saturday, 19 August 2017
Southeastern US
Friday, 25 August 2017
Midwest US
Friday, 1 September 2017
Southeastern US

Videos

Voices 87: Judy Sharer, Kentucky, Humility: A Gift Emerging from Centering Prayer
Voices 7: Alan Prater, LA, Centering Prayer and Knowing the Love of God, the Love of All
Voices 98: Laurie Erickson, MN, Centering Prayer Transforms Ourselves and We Serve as Conduits for Transforming the World
Voices 18: Jan Reed, Texas
Brittany Smith, TX, Connecting to the Beloved of My Heart Through Centering Prayer
Voices 34: Steven Lambert, AK, My Experience As An Army Chaplain: Seeing Oneness Through the Grace of Centering Prayer
Vicky Acra, DR, Centering Prayer: Gratitude for Changing the World, Beginning with Myself
Voices 50: Beatrice Doblado, California
Voices 66: Beatrice, Doblado, California A Transformed Relationship with God, with Life
Voices 82: Bob Burge, OH, The Difference that Centering Prayer Makes
Voices 2: Kenna Barron, Colorado
Fran Victor, AK, Centering Prayer and a Rhythm of Life
Voices 29: David Muyskens, Michigan
Pamela Begeman, TX, Centering Prayer and Moving Deeper and Deeper in Awareness of the Presence of God
Voices 45: Isabel Mesa de Marion Landais – Dominican Republic
Angela Peynado de Bega, DR, Centering Prayer and Learning to Live Simpler, Quieter, with Joy
Voices 61: Joy Blythe, Texas, Centering Prayer and the Transformation of Suffering
Voices 77: Susan Elliott, Alaska, Centering Prayer and a Ministry of Listening
God Moves through Creation
Voices 93: Christine Bender, CO, Centering Prayer and the Reawakening of the Wonder of Life
Voices 13: Eric DeJernett, Texas
Voices 104: Wiltrud Fassbinder, PA, Centering Prayer and Surrendering to the Presence of God Herenow
Voices 24: Bob Mischke, Colorado
Barbara Mariconda, CT, A Real and Personal Relationship with God Through Centering Prayer
Voices 40: Cathy Maravetz, New Jersey

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