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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

The Benefits of Centering Prayer
Julie Saad, CO, Contemplative Prayer: The Heritage of All Christians
Voices 56: Olga de Marranzini, DR, Centering and Awakening to the Love of God
Voices 72: Peter Traban Haas, TX, Centering Prayer and Self-Acceptance
Concepts are not Reality
Voices 88: Frances Franklin, Texas, The Gift of Centering Prayer: To Be Ever-So-Grounded in Life
Voices 8: LeAnn Billups, Texas
Voices 99: Christin Reichman, AK, From Centering Prayer, More Time to Respond
Voices 19: Fred Spafford, Colorado
Tim Campion, CO, Centering Prayer: Helping One to Minister with Compassion in a Level 1 Trauma Center
Voices 35: Mark Nowak, PA, Changing the World Through Centering Prayer
David Wallace, TX, Centering Prayer: Learning to Just Be – in Peace
Voices 51: Theresa Jensen, Kentucky
Voices 67: Anna Vu Wallace, Texas The Gifts of Centering Prayer: Healing the Past, Living in the Present
Voices 83: Kathy Kramer-Howe, AZ, Accepting the Spectrum of a Human Being
Voices 3: Abbot Joseph Boyle, St. Benedict’s Monastery
Voices 94: Jean Johnson, KY, Centering Prayer and Becoming Much More Patient
Voices 14: Pilar Martin, Ohio
John Congdon, CO, Who We are in God and One in Each Other
Voices 30: Barbara Cook, Texas
Luis Garcia Dubus, DR, Centering Prayer and Being Surrounded by the Awareness of God
Voices 46: Rick Kramer-Howe, Arizona
Karen Ragland, TX, Centering Prayer: Being Quiet with God in Times of Trial
Voices 62: Rev. David Loar, OH, Centering Prayer and Peace in the World as It Is
Voices 78: David Frenette, Oregon, A Fruit of Centering Prayer – God Coming Alive Inside Me

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