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.
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.)
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
Centering Prayer: Our Practice, Our World
Sunday, March 8, 2020 1-4:30 p.m.
“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.
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?
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.)
“Every Now is a slice of Divine Being.” - Cynthia Bourgeault
Introduction to Centering Prayer
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Holy Disciples Catholic Church, Puyallup, Washington
Introductory Centering Prayer Workshop, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
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."
8-Day Centering Prayer Retreat - dual track, Advanced and Post Intensive
For more information, please see the flyer below under "additional information."