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We embrace the process of transformation in Christ, both in ourselves and in others, through the practice of Centering Prayer.

Voices 2: Kenna Barron, Colorado

Voices of Grace and Gratitude

Voices of Grace & Gratitude are joyful expressions of grace and gratitude from the worldwide community of Contemplative Outreach for the gift of Centering Prayer in their lives and its meaning for all creation. During this year of celebration of the 30th anniversary of Contemplative Outreach, a new video will be presented every Monday. May they serve to lift your hearts.

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English Transcript: 

I’m a psychotherapist, so I do a lot of work with couples and with people who are in grief, and people who’ve suffered loss. In couples’ counseling, if couples start doing Centering Prayer together, it’s amazing what comes up so that they don’t blame each other. They can actually own their own pieces of the puzzle and maybe make it work ... also with those who have people who are ill, who are in the process of dying, or who have had children, or spouses, or siblings who have been lost. It seems to give them a sense that they can connect somewhat differently, more wholly connect, than just in the grief and the loss. There’s something that balances that in Centering [Prayer] that is really powerful.  


Spanish Transcript: 

Soy psicoterapeuta, así que trabajo mucho con parejas, y con personas que atraviesan un duelo, o que han sufrido alguna pérdida. En la terapia de pareja, si los esposos empiezan a hacer juntos Oración Centrante, es asombroso lo que surge, en el sentido de que ya no se culpan mutuamente. Pueden hacerse realmente cargo de las piezas del rompecabezas que les corresponden y quizá hacerlo funcionar… también es el caso de los que tienen a personas enfermas, que están murientes, o los que han perdido hijos, o esposos, o hermanos. Parece mostrarles que pueden conectarse de manera diferente, en forma más total que solamente a través del dolor y la pérdida. Hay algo que nos equilibra en la Oración Centrante, y es realmente poderoso.

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