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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

Videos

Voices 93: Christine Bender, CO, Centering Prayer and the Reawakening of the Wonder of Life
Voices 13: Eric DeJernett, Texas
Fran Victor, AK, Centering Prayer and a Rhythm of Life
Voices 29: David Muyskens, Michigan
Julie Saad, CO, Contemplative Prayer: The Heritage of All Christians
Voices 56: Olga de Marranzini, DR, Centering and Awakening to the Love of God
The Benefits of Centering Prayer
Voices 72: Peter Traban Haas, TX, Centering Prayer and Self-Acceptance
Concepts are not Reality
Voices 88: Frances Franklin, Texas, The Gift of Centering Prayer: To Be Ever-So-Grounded in Life
Voices 8: LeAnn Billups, Texas
Voices 104: Wiltrud Fassbinder, PA, Centering Prayer and Surrendering to the Presence of God Herenow
Voices 24: Bob Mischke, Colorado
Barbara Mariconda, CT, A Real and Personal Relationship with God Through Centering Prayer
Voices 40: Cathy Maravetz, New Jersey
David Wallace, TX, Centering Prayer: Learning to Just Be – in Peace
Voices 51: Theresa Jensen, Kentucky
Voices 67: Anna Vu Wallace, Texas The Gifts of Centering Prayer: Healing the Past, Living in the Present
Voices 83: Kathy Kramer-Howe, AZ, Accepting the Spectrum of a Human Being
Voices 3: Abbot Joseph Boyle, St. Benedict’s Monastery
Voices 99: Christin Reichman, AK, From Centering Prayer, More Time to Respond
Voices 19: Fred Spafford, Colorado
Tim Campion, CO, Centering Prayer: Helping One to Minister with Compassion in a Level 1 Trauma Center
Voices 35: Mark Nowak, PA, Changing the World Through Centering Prayer
Luis Garcia Dubus, DR, Centering Prayer and Being Surrounded by the Awareness of God

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