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.

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
Date: 
Sat, 03 Aug 2019
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Southeastern US

Centering Prayer is a form of Christian silent mediation where one lets go of thoughts during periods of prayer typically lasting 20 minutes. It is rooted in the self-emptying love that forms the heart of Jesus’ teaching and life. The effect on those who practice it is an ever-increasing awareness of God’s action and presence in the course of ordinary life.

In this introductory workshop led by Tom Ward, participants will learn the method and principles of this prayer practice and have the opportunity to experience this ancient method in a quiet, reflective atmosphere.

Type: 
Workshop
Contact Name: 
Mary Beth Best
Contact Phone: 
9315985342

Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat

Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat
Date: 
Thu, 22 Aug 2019
Duration: 
4 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Four Day Post-Intensive Retreat
August 22 - 25, 2019

Provides opportunity for intensive Centering Prayer, solitude and stilnness in community.  Prior Centering Prayer retreat experience necessary.

St. Lawrence Retreat Center, Beacon, NY

Staff: Fr. Bill Sheehan, Therese Saulnier

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Cathy McCarthy
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
845-534-5180

Advent Retreat

Advent Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 04 Dec 2020
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Advent Centering Prayer Retreat
December 4 - 6, 2020

Includes periods of Centering Prayer in common, Lectio Divina with emphasis on Advent readings, silence and solitude.

St. Lawrence Retreat Center, Beacon, NY

Staff: Cathy McCarthy, Sr. Peggy Murphy, O.P.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Cathy McCarthy
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
845-534-5180

Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat

Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 21 Aug 2020
Duration: 
10 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Ten Day Post-Intensive Retreat
August 21 - 30, 2020

Provides opportunity for intensive Centering Prayer, solitude and stilness in community.  Prior Centering Prayer retreat experience necessary.

St. Lawrence Retreat Center, Beacon, NY

Staff: Fr. Bill Sheehan, Therese Saulnier

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Cathy McCarthy
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
845-534-5180

Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat

Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat
Date: 
Thu, 23 Apr 2020
Duration: 
4 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Four Day Post-Intensive Retreat
April 23 - 26, 2020

Provides opportunity for intensive Centering Prayer, solitude and stilnness in community.  Prior Centering Prayer retreat experience necessary.

St. Lawrence Retreat Center, Beacon, NY

Staff: Fr. Bill Sheehan, Sr. Peggy Murphy, O.P.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Cathy McCarthy
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
845-534-5180

Advent Retreat

Advent Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 06 Dec 2019
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Advent Centering Prayer Retreat
December 6 - 8, 2019

Includes periods of Centering Prayer in common, Lectio Divina with emphasis on Advent readings, solitude and silence.

St. Lawence Retreat Center, Beacon, NY

Staff: Cathy McCarthy, Sr. Peggy Murphy, O.P.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Cathy McCarthy
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
845-534-5180

Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat

Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat
Date: 
Thu, 08 Aug 2019
Duration: 
4 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Four Day Post-Intensive Retreat
August 8 - 11, 2019

Provides opportunity for intensive Centering Prayer, solitude and stillness in community.  Prior Centering Prayer retreat experience necessary.

St. Lawrence Retreat Center, Beacon, NY

Staff: Therese Saulnier

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Cathy McCarthy
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
845-534-5180

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat
Date: 
Thu, 12 Dec 2019
Duration: 
4 days
Region: 
Midwest US

Contemplative Discernment: Listening in Love
December 12-15, 2019
Begins on Thursday evening, ends after 12 noon lunch on Sunday

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Ann Koerner
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
414-817-0209

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 16 Aug 2019
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Weaving a Nest for Stillness: A Contemplative Weekend
Friday, August 16 to Sunday, August 18

This contemplative silent retreat invites you to engage with the Sacred in nature and to rest in body and rest "in the grace of the world." Anchored in Centering Prayer, the weekend will offer terra divina, a labyrinth walk, and a communal service on Saturday evening. There will also be ample time to explore the grounds, read, journal, do artwork or simply breathe in the beauty of Long Island Sound. Cost of the retreat, for a single room with private bath, is $360.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Rosemary Jones
Contact Phone: 
203.245.0401, ext. 114