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The intent of Contemplative Outreach is to foster the process of transformation in Christ in one another through the practice of the 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

Saturday, 3 June 2017
Region:
Eastern US
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Region:
Southeastern US
Sunday, 14 May 2017
Region:
Eastern US
Sunday, 14 May 2017
Region:
Eastern US
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Region:
Pacific West Coast US

Workshops

Saturday, 1 April 2017
Eastern US
Saturday, 8 April 2017
Eastern US
Saturday, 13 May 2017
Eastern US
Saturday, 1 April 2017
Eastern US
Saturday, 20 May 2017
Eastern US
Saturday, 3 June 2017
Eastern US
Sunday, 14 May 2017
Eastern US
Sunday, 14 May 2017
Eastern US
Sunday, 24 September 2017
Pacific West Coast US

Videos

Fran Victor, AK, Centering Prayer and a Rhythm of Life
Daisy Begeman, TX, The Transformative Effects of Centering Prayer
Suzan Sweeney, Ohio, See God in Myself and Everybody: A Gift of Centering Prayer
Armand Proulx, Connecticut, The Stillness Borne of Centering Prayer
Amanda Olmstead, Maryland Opening New Doors of God and Self Awareness: A Young Person’s Experience
Voices 104: Wiltrud Fassbinder, PA, Centering Prayer and Surrendering to the Presence of God Herenow
Voices 103: Fr. Tom Lynch, CT, Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina
Voices 102: Irene Martin, CO, Centering Prayer and the Eleventh Step
Voices 101: Harriet Lee Weening, NJ, Through Centering Prayer A Miracle of Inclusivity
Voices 100: John Earle, CA, Centering Prayer and Awareness of the Presence of God in all Creation
Mery Acra de Melgen, DR, Everything is Possible with God
Brittany Smith, TX, Connecting to the Beloved of My Heart Through Centering Prayer
Tim Campion, CO, Centering Prayer: Helping One to Minister with Compassion in a Level 1 Trauma Center
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
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

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