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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, 25 August 2017
Region:
Midwest US
Friday, 1 September 2017
Region:
Southeastern US
Friday, 8 September 2017
Region:
Eastern US
Saturday, 9 September 2017
Region:
Southwest US
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Region:
Southwest US

Workshops

Thursday, 10 August 2017
Southwest US
Friday, 11 August 2017
Eastern US
Saturday, 12 August 2017
Southwest US
Monday, 14 August 2017
Southwest US
Thursday, 17 August 2017
Southwest US
Friday, 18 August 2017
Eastern US
Friday, 18 August 2017
Midwest US
Saturday, 19 August 2017
Southeastern US
Friday, 25 August 2017
Midwest US
Friday, 1 September 2017
Southeastern US

Documents

Method of Centering Prayer Brochure
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Staying Connected
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30 Years of Grace and Gratitude
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Az Odaadás Imája, Centering Prayer Brochure, Hungarian translation
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Centering Prayer 12-step Outreach
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Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina
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Centering Prayer and the Carmelite Contemplative Tradition
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Centering Prayer And The Catechism of the Catholic Church
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Centering Prayer Baen samlpykkisins, Centering Prayer Brochure, Icelandic translation
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Centering Prayer Brochure, Korean translation
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Videos

Voices 68: Jim Weidemaier, Arkansas Centering Prayer: Feeling God’s Love Deep in Heart and Soul
Gifts for Living Introduction
Voices 84: Bernadette Teasdale, Colorado, Centering Prayer and Being in the Present Moment
Voices 4: Helen Vocales, Il, Centering Prayer and Developing A Center of Peace
Voices 100: John Earle, CA, Centering Prayer and Awareness of the Presence of God in all Creation
Voices 20: Nancy Moran, Ohio
Merle Parker, AZ, Centering Prayer: Stay with It!
Voices 36: Carole Morales, California
Lisa Morgan, TX, Bringing Healing, Peace and Consciousness to the World Through Centering Prayer
Chuchi Daroy, PI, Centering Prayer: The Soil of My Heart
Voices 52: Ed Bednar, Massachusetts
Kelsey Schneider, TX, Advice to Young People About Centering Prayer: Try It!
Voices 63: Vivian Aguayo, DR, Seeing God is in Everything
Voices 79: Irma Eichinger, CA, Centering Prayer and the Search for Happiness
Humanity’s Divine Energy is Local and Supportive
Voices 95: Paul Bozymowski, MI, Centering Prayer and Revelations about God, Revelations about Self
Voices 15: Rev. Tim Cook, Texas
Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler, NJ, Centering Prayer: A Simple Prayer with Profound Effects
Voices 31: Julie Despradel, Dominican Republic
Gay Bullard, TX, Centering Prayer and the Moments of Surrender
Voices 47: Mary Kay Hansen, Colorado
Voices 74: Cathy McCarthy, New York, Centering Prayer and Trusting in God
God is Transcendent, but also Close
Voices 90: Mark Rodel, Minnesota Surrounded by the Presence
Voices 10: Gail Giacomazzi, Washington

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