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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

Videos

Voices 81: Tara Steckler, CO, Centering Prayer and Another Outlook on Life
Voices 1: Paul Bozymowski, Michigan
Voices 97: Michael Begeman, TX, A Faithful Servant of God
Voices 17: Dr. Nicholas Cole, Arkansas
Mery Acra de Melgen, DR, Everything is Possible with God
Voices 33: Lindsey Geyer, South Africa
Elizabeth Parmlind, NJ, The Fruits of Centering Prayer: Becoming Move Loving, More Forgiving, More Able to Change
Voices 44: Suzan Sweeney, Ohio
Kristi Michener, TX, Centering Prayer: A Force for Good, a Force for Joy
Voices 60: Hillary Tyghe, South Africa, Centering Prayer, the Prayer of Consent
Voices 76: Fr. Jaime Corujo, Dominican Republic Gratitude for Centering Prayer and the Worldwide Community of Practice
God is Everywhere, but not Static
Voices 92: Ana Gallo, TX, Centering Prayer and the Deepening of Relationships
Voices 12: Sr. Virginia Matter, MN, Centering Prayer: Every Day, Year After Year
Daisy Begeman, TX, The Transformative Effects of Centering Prayer
Voices 28: Sandy Mackay, New York
Dan Michener, TX, Out of Centering Prayer: Knowing That All will be Well
Voices 39: Kathy Brophy, Arizona
Mary Anne Best, TX, Gifts flowing from Centering Prayer
Voices 55: Lois Snowden, PA, Centering Prayer and the Loving Relationship with God
Sandra Ely, TX, Centering Prayer As Essential To A Young Mother
Voices 71: Joanne Warner, CO, Centering Prayer and the Evolving of Christ Consciousness
God and Human Consciousness
Voices 87: Judy Sharer, Kentucky, Humility: A Gift Emerging from Centering Prayer
Voices 7: Alan Prater, LA, Centering Prayer and Knowing the Love of God, the Love of All

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