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.
Centering Prayer is a 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.
Contemplative Outreach of NJ Presents
Merton and Me: A Living Trinity
Written and Presented by Douglas Hertler AKA Doug Lory
July 20, 2019
St. Walburga Monastery, 851 North Broad St., Elizabeth, NJ
Registration and coffee: 9:00 A.M. - Program starts at 9:30 A.M.
The program will include two periods of Centering Prayer, followed by a performance, Q&A, short lunch break and reflection
Please bring a bag lunch
The Universal Christ: Another Name for Every Thing
Saturday, June 15, 2019
What if Christ is a name for the transcendent within of every “thing” in the universe?
What if Christ is a name for the immense spaciousness of all true Love?
What if Christ refers to an infinite horizon that pulls us both from within and pulls us forward, too?
What if Christ is another name for every thing—in its fullness?
YOU ARE INVITED!!!
Come join us to celebrate the memory and spirituality of Fr. Thomas Keating, O.S.C.S. with his video series “The Spiritual Journey.” Fr. Thomas was an internationally renowned theologian, speaker and author of dozens of books including “Open Mind, Open Heart.”
This Nine-Month Course enables one to practice contemplative living according to one’s own lifestyle. Formation is offered in contemplative prayer, lifestyle and activity through:
¨ Deepening our experience of Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, the Active Prayer, Logging, the “Welcoming Prayer” Practice and Spiritual Reading
¨ Nurturing the contemplative dimension of one’s lifestyle by exercising discernment, simplicity, forgiveness, integrity and commitment.
This is an 11th-Step Workshop for people in 12-Step recovery who are looking for an 11th-Step practice.
We will teach the method of Centering Prayer as an 11th-Step practice.
From 10:00am to 3:00pm
To register contact Nancy Cord-Baran 814.237.1002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.