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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, 1 December 2017
Region:
Eastern US

Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Region:
Southwest US

Friday, 8 December 2017
Region:
Eastern US

Friday, 8 December 2017
Region:
Midwest US

Documents

The Works of Thomas Keating - Brochure
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Support for Centering Prayer Practice
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Staying Connected
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Q&A with Fr. Carl J. Arico On or Related to Centering Prayer
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Overview of Contemplative Outreach Programs
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Metoda MODLITBY USEBRÁNÍ, Method of Centering Prayer in Czech
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Method of Centering Prayer Brochure
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La methode de la priere de consentement, Centering Prayer Brochure, French translation
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Il Metodo della Centering Prayer, Centering Prayer Brochure, Italian translation
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El Método de la Oración Centrante, Centering Prayer Brochure, Spanish translation
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Videos

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Voices 9: Charles Owen Butler, Minnesota
Voices 99: Christin Reichman, AK, From Centering Prayer, More Time to Respond
Voices 98: Laurie Erickson, MN, Centering Prayer Transforms Ourselves and We Serve as Conduits for Transforming the World
Voices 97: Michael Begeman, TX, A Faithful Servant of God
Voices 96: The Rev. Anissa Glaser-Bacon, OH, Centering Prayer and Being the Non-Anxious Presence
Voices 95: Paul Bozymowski, MI, Centering Prayer and Revelations about God, Revelations about Self
Voices 94: Jean Johnson, KY, Centering Prayer and Becoming Much More Patient
Voices 93: Christine Bender, CO, Centering Prayer and the Reawakening of the Wonder of Life
Voices 92: Ana Gallo, TX, Centering Prayer and the Deepening of Relationships
Voices 91: Dawn Geiges, South Africa Returning to the Word in Centering Prayer
Voices 90: Mark Rodel, Minnesota Surrounded by the Presence
Voices 8: LeAnn Billups, Texas
Voices 89: Nina Malyshev, Alaska, Centering Prayer and Grace Working in My Life
Voices 88: Frances Franklin, Texas, The Gift of Centering Prayer: To Be Ever-So-Grounded in Life
Voices 87: Judy Sharer, Kentucky, Humility: A Gift Emerging from Centering Prayer
Voices 86: Carl J. Arico, New Jersey, Centering Prayer, Letting Go and Making Room for New Life
Voices 85: Stephen Williams, Texas Centering Prayer: A Baseline for Life
Voices 84: Bernadette Teasdale, Colorado, Centering Prayer and Being in the Present Moment
Voices 83: Kathy Kramer-Howe, AZ, Accepting the Spectrum of a Human Being
Voices 82: Bob Burge, OH, The Difference that Centering Prayer Makes
Voices 81: Tara Steckler, CO, Centering Prayer and Another Outlook on Life
Voices 80: Jim Adjan, TX, Silence and the Finding of Harmony
Voices 7: Alan Prater, LA, Centering Prayer and Knowing the Love of God, the Love of All
Voices 79: Irma Eichinger, CA, Centering Prayer and the Search for Happiness
Voices 78: David Frenette, Oregon, A Fruit of Centering Prayer – God Coming Alive Inside Me

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