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.

Webinar

Webinar
Date: 
Sat, 30 May 2020
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Before We Called God "God"
Contemplation as the Return to the Original Religious Experience

"In the Presence of God there is neither male nor female, white nor black, Gentile nor Jew, Protestant nor Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist, nor Moslem, but a human spirit stripped to the literal substance of itself before God"
-Howard Thurman

Join this 1.5 hour workshop as we explore Centering Prayer as a direct path to the original experience with the Divine.

May 30th, 10:00-11:30am ET

Type: 
Webinar
Contact Name: 
Keith Kristich
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
7168312640

Centering Prayer Dual-Track Intensive Post-Intensive Retreat

Centering Prayer Dual-Track Intensive Post-Intensive Retreat
Date: 
Mon, 22 Feb 2021
Duration: 
7 days
Region: 
Midwest US

An Intensive Retreat offers silence and solitude with several periods of Centering Prayer in community each day and video presentations that support Centering Prayer. The Post Intensive is for those who have made an Intensive Retreat, offering more silence.

Please see the flyer below under "Additional Information" for more detail and a registration form.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Sharon Allen
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
502-417-8721

Webinar

Webinar
Date: 
Sat, 09 May 2020
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Centering Prayer and the Way of Unknowing

"God is not found in the soul by adding anything, but by a process of subtraction."
-
Meister Eckhart

Join this 1.5 hour Zoom session on Saturday May 9th, 9:00-10:30am Eastern (New York) Time and explore:

Opening to God in the "negative way"
Centering Prayer and "letting go" by way of subtraction
The ultimate mystery and intimacy of God
Uncertainty and unknowing, finding peace in not knowing

Type: 
Webinar
Contact Name: 
Keith Kristich
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
7168312640

Centering Prayer Retreat

Centering Prayer Retreat
Date: 
Sat, 06 Jun 2020
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Pacific West Coast US

Please join us for a Quiet Morning Centering Prayer Retreat

Saturday, June 6, 2020

9:00 am to 11:00 am  (log on at 8:55 am)

We will spend this time to gather in quiet prayer together, experiencing Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Joanne Van Hook
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
661-722-1800

Centering Prayer Retreat

Centering Prayer Retreat
Date: 
Sat, 02 May 2020
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Pacific West Coast US

Please join us for a Quiet Morning Centering Prayer Retreat

Saturday, May 2, 2020

9:00 am to 11:00 am  (log on at 8:55 am)

We will spend this time to gather in quiet prayer together, experiencing Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Joanne & Terry Van Hook
Contact Phone: 
661-722-1800 Joanne Van Hook

Centering Prayer: A Prayer and A Practice

Series: 
Q&A with Fr. Carl J. Arico

Q: I have been doing Centering Prayer for over five years now yet it never seems to get easier. It’s as if there is a part of me that just doesn’t want to do this. I can’t ever remember a time where I looked forward to the practice even though I do it every day twice a day. My question is this: why do I find this practice difficult? Is this normal and or should I just find a different one?

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