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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.

Download a transcript here

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, 26 January 2018
Region:
Pacific West Coast US

Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Region:
Eastern US

Friday, 16 February 2018
Region:
Eastern US

Thursday, 1 March 2018
Region:
Midwest US

Sunday, 18 March 2018
Region:
Southeastern US

Videos

Voices 50: Beatrice Doblado, California
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
Nieves Periche, DR, Centering Prayer: Gifting Me with Transformation into Peace
Jeff Frank, TX, Centering Prayer: Providing a Space for Trust in Parenting
Julie Saad, CO, Contemplative Prayer: The Heritage of All Christians
Mary Anne Best, TX, Gifts flowing from Centering Prayer
Emeren Hache, DR, Centering Prayer: A More Deepening Way of Knowing the Divine Being Within
Amanda Olmstead, MD, Centering Prayer: Reconnecting with Spirituality, With God
Chuchi Daroy, PI, Centering Prayer: The Soil of My Heart
David Wallace, TX, Centering Prayer: Learning to Just Be – in Peace
Vicky Acra, DR, Centering Prayer: Gratitude for Changing the World, Beginning with Myself
Terri Murphy, CO, Gratefulness and Centering Prayer
Christine Eleazar, PI, Centering Prayer and the Divine Therapist
Gay Bullard, TX, Centering Prayer and the Moments of Surrender
Lisa Morgan, TX, Bringing Healing, Peace and Consciousness to the World Through Centering Prayer
Jean Henry, NJ, Going Deep Through Centering Prayer
The Benefits of Centering Prayer
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
Luis Garcia Dubus, DR, Centering Prayer and Being Surrounded by the Awareness of God
Voices 49: Fr. Gilberto Walker, Cuba

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