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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, 21 July 2017
Region:
Southeastern US
Thursday, 27 July 2017
Region:
Southeastern US
Sunday, 30 July 2017
Region:
Eastern US
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Region:
Southwest US
Friday, 4 August 2017
Region:
Southeastern US

Workshops

Friday, 21 July 2017
Southeastern US
Thursday, 27 July 2017
Southeastern US
Saturday, 29 July 2017
Eastern US
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Southwest US
Friday, 4 August 2017
Southeastern US
Saturday, 5 August 2017
Eastern US
Monday, 7 August 2017
Southwest US

Documents

30 Years of Grace and Gratitude
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Az Odaadás Imája, Centering Prayer Brochure, Hungarian translation
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Centering Prayer 12-step Outreach
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Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina
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Centering Prayer and the Carmelite Contemplative Tradition
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Centering Prayer And The Catechism of the Catholic Church
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Centering Prayer Baen samlpykkisins, Centering Prayer Brochure, Icelandic translation
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Centering Prayer Brochure, Korean translation
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Centering Prayer Brochure, Maltese translation
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Centering Prayer Brochure, Mandarin Chinese translation
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Videos

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Voices 103: Fr. Tom Lynch, CT, Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina
Amanda Olmstead, Maryland Opening New Doors of God and Self Awareness: A Young Person’s Experience
Amanda Olmstead, MD, Centering Prayer: Reconnecting with Spirituality, With God
Amanda Olmstead, MD, Young People, Trying to Save the World and Centering Prayer
Angel Peynado de Vega, Dominican Republic Centering Prayer: Transforming the Heart of the World Little by Little
Angela Peynado de Bega, DR, Centering Prayer and Learning to Live Simpler, Quieter, with Joy
Armand Proulx, Connecticut, The Stillness Borne of Centering Prayer
Barbara Mariconda, CT, A Real and Personal Relationship with God Through Centering Prayer
Brittany Smith, TX, Connecting to the Beloved of My Heart Through Centering Prayer
Christine Eleazar, PI, Centering Prayer and the Divine Therapist
Chuchi Daroy, PI, Centering Prayer: The Soil of My Heart
Concepts are not Reality
Daisy Begeman, TX, The Transformative Effects of Centering Prayer
Dan Michener, TX, Out of Centering Prayer: Knowing That All will be Well
David Wallace, TX, Centering Prayer: Just to Be is Delightful
David Wallace, TX, Centering Prayer: Learning to Just Be – in Peace
Elizabeth Parmlind, NJ, The Fruits of Centering Prayer: Becoming Move Loving, More Forgiving, More Able to Change
Emeren Hache, DR, Centering Prayer: A More Deepening Way of Knowing the Divine Being Within
Fran Victor, AK, Centering Prayer and a Rhythm of Life
Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler, NJ, Centering Prayer: A Simple Prayer with Profound Effects
Gay Bullard, TX, Centering Prayer and the Moments of Surrender
Gifts for Living Introduction
God and Human Consciousness
God is Changeless, but Always Changing
God is Everywhere, but not Static

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