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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
Friday, 4 August 2017
Region:
Southeastern US

Workshops

Saturday, 3 June 2017
Eastern US
Saturday, 3 June 2017
Southeastern US
Friday, 9 June 2017
Upper Northern US
Saturday, 10 June 2017
Eastern US
Friday, 16 June 2017
Eastern US
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Pacific West Coast US
Monday, 26 June 2017
Midwest US
Friday, 21 July 2017
Southeastern US

Documents

La methode de la priere de consentement, Centering Prayer Brochure, French translation
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Method of Centering Prayer Printable Brochure
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Metoda MODLITBY USEBRÁNÍ, Method of Centering Prayer in Czech
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Overview of Contemplative Outreach Programs
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Q&A with Fr. Carl J. Arico On or Related to Centering Prayer
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Support for Centering Prayer Practice
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The Works of Thomas Keating - Brochure
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Videos

Voices 96: The Rev. Anissa Glaser-Bacon, OH, Centering Prayer and Being the Non-Anxious Presence
Voices 16: Carol Quest, Minnesota
Paul Bozymowski, MN, Changes Borne of the Faithful Practice of Centering Prayer
Voices 32: Bill McGiveney, Kentucky
Irene Martin, CO, Centering Prayer: An Opportunity for Healing
Voices 43: Victoria Graham, Pennsylvania
Jackie Strashun, TX, Centering Prayer as Neutralizing the Anger in the World
Voices 59: Rose Meyler, Colorado, Learning to Understand the Human Condition
Voices 75: Jill Frank, Texas, The Effects of Centering Prayer Moving Out into Life
God is Changeless, but Always Changing
Voices 91: Dawn Geiges, South Africa Returning to the Word in Centering Prayer
Voices 11: Lou Bachrodt, Florida
Suzan Sweeney, Ohio, See God in Myself and Everybody: A Gift of Centering Prayer
Voices 27: Wendy Sweetman, South Africa
The Evolutionary View of Creation
Emeren Hache, DR, Centering Prayer: A More Deepening Way of Knowing the Divine Being Within
Voices 54: Fr. William Meninger and Fr. Thomas Keating, Colorado, Centering Prayer and the Renewal of Christian Contemplative Prayer
Voices 70: Lindsey Geyer, Pretoria, South Africa, Centering Prayer and the Awareness of the Love of God
How Not to Imitate God
Voices 86: Carl J. Arico, New Jersey, Centering Prayer, Letting Go and Making Room for New Life
Voices 6: Pamela Begeman, Texas
Voices 102: Irene Martin, CO, Centering Prayer and the Eleventh Step
Voices 22: Susan Supak, New York
Nicole Dawkins, TX, Centering Prayer Gives Me The Gift to Be Present for My Children
Amanda Olmstead, MD, Young People, Trying to Save the World and Centering Prayer

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