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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

Monday, 25 September 2017
Region:
Southwest US
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Region:
Southeastern US
Saturday, 30 September 2017
Region:
Midwest US
Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Region:
Southwest US
Saturday, 14 October 2017
Region:
Southwest US

Workshops

Friday, 8 September 2017
Eastern US
Saturday, 9 September 2017
Southwest US
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Southwest US
Friday, 15 September 2017
Eastern US
Friday, 15 September 2017
Eastern US
Saturday, 16 September 2017
Pacific West Coast US
Sunday, 24 September 2017
Pacific West Coast US
Monday, 25 September 2017
Southwest US
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Southeastern US

Videos

Gay Bullard, TX, Centering Prayer and the Moments of Surrender
Luis Garcia Dubus, DR, Centering Prayer and Being Surrounded by the Awareness of God
Pamela Begeman, TX, Centering Prayer and Moving Deeper and Deeper in Awareness of the Presence of God
Elizabeth Parmlind, NJ, The Fruits of Centering Prayer: Becoming Move Loving, More Forgiving, More Able to Change
Irene Martin, CO, Centering Prayer: An Opportunity for Healing
David Wallace, TX, Centering Prayer: Just to Be is Delightful
Angel Peynado de Vega, Dominican Republic Centering Prayer: Transforming the Heart of the World Little by Little
Barbara Mariconda, CT, A Real and Personal Relationship with God Through Centering Prayer
Dan Michener, TX, Out of Centering Prayer: Knowing That All will be Well
Amanda Olmstead, MD, Young People, Trying to Save the World and Centering Prayer
Rosalia Martinez de Monillo, DR, Peace Through Centering Prayer
Merle Parker, AZ, Centering Prayer: Stay with It!
Tim Campion, CO, Centering Prayer: Helping One to Minister with Compassion in a Level 1 Trauma Center
Brittany Smith, TX, Connecting to the Beloved of My Heart Through Centering Prayer
Vicky Acra, DR, Centering Prayer: Gratitude for Changing the World, Beginning with Myself
David Wallace, TX, Centering Prayer: Learning to Just Be – in Peace
Sandra Ely, TX, Centering Prayer As Essential To A Young Mother
Nicole Dawkins, TX, Centering Prayer Gives Me The Gift to Be Present for My Children
Jean Henry, NJ, Going Deep Through Centering Prayer
Lisa Morgan, TX, Bringing Healing, Peace and Consciousness to the World Through Centering Prayer
Kelsey Schneider, TX, Advice to Young People About Centering Prayer: Try It!
Karen Ragland, TX, Centering Prayer: Being Quiet with God in Times of Trial
Angela Peynado de Bega, DR, Centering Prayer and Learning to Live Simpler, Quieter, with Joy
Kristi Michener, TX, Centering Prayer: A Force for Good, a Force for Joy
Jackie Strashun, TX, Centering Prayer as Neutralizing the Anger in the World

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