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.

Intercessory Prayers

Series: 
Q&A with Fr. Carl J. Arico

When saying grace, in my private prayer after Eucharist, and during evening and night prayer, I ask for intercession. Yet I wonder whether this doesn't reflect a lack of trust in God, and conflict with my sincere acceptance of the presence and action of God in my life. I just don't think that I am in need of asking for God's help. God's loving help is always there. On the other hand, I also wonder whether such prayers are other reminders that we are all in God's hands.

Forgiveness Prayer Weekend Retreat

Forgiveness Prayer Weekend Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 24 Apr 2020
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Centering Prayer Retreat: Forgiveness Prayer

St. Joseph Retreat Center

850 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10305

April 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - April 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm EDT

Facilitated by Therese Saulnier

Arrival Friday 4:00 PM; Departure Sunday 2:00 PM

Overnight Retreatants: $250 Single Occupant; $200 Double Occupant

Three Day Commuter: $150 per person (A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due one week prior to retreat.)

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
St. Joseph Retreat Center: www.daughtersofdivinecharity.org
Contact Phone: 
718.720.1097

Centering Prayer Retreat

Centering Prayer Retreat
Date: 
Wed, 12 Aug 2020
Duration: 
6 days
Region: 
Pacific West Coast US

SAVE THE DATE: Centering Prayer Wisdom School (MORE INFORMATION SOON)

August 12 - 17, 2020   Begins Wednesday at 6:00pm with dinner, concludes Monday at 4:00pm

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Cristina Esguerra
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
650-340-7474

Day of Contemplative Prayer

Day of Contemplative Prayer
Date: 
Sun, 08 Mar 2020
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Pacific West Coast US

Centering Prayer:  Our Practice, Our World

Sunday, March 8, 2020 1-4:30 p.m.

$20 

“The Christian is one who is connected through the heart to the whole of life, attuned to the deeper intelligence of Nature and called forth irresistibly by the Spirit to creatively express one’s gifts in the evolution of self and world.” 
– Ilia Delio

Please join us for an afternoon of Centering Prayer and Community.

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Cristina Esguerra
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
650-340-7474

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
Date: 
Sun, 09 Feb 2020
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Pacific West Coast US

Centering Prayer Introductory Series

Sundays:  February 9, 2020, 1-5 pm; February 16, March 1, & March 8, 1-4 pm

Cost:  $85 for the series of four sessions   (First Session only, $40)

Be still and know that I am God.”

 Are you feeling a desire to deepen your prayer or to learn about the Christian contemplative path?

Type: 
Workshop
Contact Name: 
Cristina Esguerra
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
650-340-7474

Centering Prayer Retreat

Centering Prayer Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 21 Feb 2020
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Pacific West Coast US

Every Moment Just As It Is:  A Silent Centering Prayer Retreat

February, 21-23 2020    (Begins Friday at 6:00 p.m. and concludes Sunday at 1 p.m.)

$300/$260 Commuter

“Every Now is a slice of Divine Being.”  - Cynthia Bourgeault

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Cristina Esguerra
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
650-340-7474

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
Date: 
Sat, 18 Jan 2020
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Pacific West Coast US

Introduction to Centering Prayer

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Holy Disciples Catholic Church, Puyallup, Washington

Type: 
Workshop
Contact Name: 
Anna Peterson
Contact Email: 

Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat

Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat
Date: 
Sun, 12 Jul 2020
Duration: 
8 days
Region: 
Midwest US

8 day Centering Prayer Retreat, dual track - Advanced and Post Intensive

For more information and to register, please see the flyer below under "additional information."

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Ann Koerner
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
4144778430

Centering Prayer Advanced Retreat

Centering Prayer Advanced Retreat
Date: 
Sun, 12 Jul 2020
Duration: 
8 days
Region: 
Midwest US

8-Day Centering Prayer Retreat - dual track, Advanced and Post Intensive

For more information, please see the flyer below under "additional information."

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Ann Koerner
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
4144778430