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.

Why Attend Multi-Day Retreats?

Series: 
Q&A with Fr. Carl J. Arico

Q: Throughout the year we have opportunities to attend days of prayer. What do extended retreats add to the spiritual journey that reading books, attending Centering Prayer groups and workshops don't? How often do you recommend going on retreat?

Q: Throughout the year we have opportunities to attend days of prayer. What do extended retreats add to the spiritual journey that reading books, attending Centering Prayer groups and workshops don't? How often do you recommend going on retreat?

Special Event

Special Event
Date: 
Sat, 20 Jul 2019
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Contemplative Outreach of NJ Presents

Merton and Me: A Living Trinity

Written and Presented by Douglas Hertler AKA Doug Lory

July 20, 2019

St. Walburga Monastery, 851 North Broad St., Elizabeth, NJ

Registration and coffee: 9:00 A.M. - Program starts at 9:30 A.M.

The program will include two periods of Centering Prayer, followed by a performance, Q&A, short lunch break and reflection

Please bring a bag lunch

Type: 
Workshop
Contact Name: 
Therese Saulnier
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
2014368256

Special Event

Special Event
Date: 
Sat, 15 Jun 2019
Duration: 
1 days
Region: 
Eastern US

The Universal Christ: Another Name for Every Thing
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Contemplative Retreat

What if Christ is a name for the transcendent within of every “thing” in the universe?
What if Christ is a name for the immense spaciousness of all true Love?
What if Christ refers to an infinite horizon that pulls us both from within and pulls us forward, too?
What if Christ is another name for every thing—in its fullness?

—Richard Rohr

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Nancy Moran
Contact Email: 

Centering Prayer – Introductory Program

Centering Prayer – Introductory Program
Date: 
Mon, 03 Jun 2019
Duration: 
52 days
Region: 
Eastern US

YOU ARE INVITED!!!

Come join us to celebrate the memory and spirituality of Fr. Thomas Keating, O.S.C.S. with his video series “The Spiritual Journey.” Fr. Thomas was an internationally renowned theologian, speaker and author of dozens of books including “Open Mind, Open Heart.”

Type: 
Workshop
Contact Name: 
Deacon Peter Emr
Contact Email: