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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.

Download a transcript here

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, 14 December 2018
Region:
Southeastern US

Saturday, 15 December 2018
Region:
Southwest US

Friday, 18 January 2019
Region:
Southeastern US

Friday, 18 January 2019
Region:
Pacific West Coast US

Saturday, 19 January 2019
Region:
Pacific West Coast US

Workshops

Saturday, 1 December 2018
Eastern US

Saturday, 15 December 2018
Eastern US

Saturday, 15 December 2018
Eastern US

Thursday, 3 January 2019
Southwest US

Saturday, 5 January 2019
Eastern US

Videos

Voices 88: Frances Franklin, Texas, The Gift of Centering Prayer: To Be Ever-So-Grounded in Life
Voices 89: Nina Malyshev, Alaska, Centering Prayer and Grace Working in My Life
Voices 90: Mark Rodel, Minnesota Surrounded by the Presence
Voices 91: Dawn Geiges, South Africa Returning to the Word in Centering Prayer
Voices 92: Ana Gallo, TX, Centering Prayer and the Deepening of Relationships
Voices 93: Christine Bender, CO, Centering Prayer and the Reawakening of the Wonder of Life
Voices 94: Jean Johnson, KY, Centering Prayer and Becoming Much More Patient
Voices 95: Paul Bozymowski, MI, Centering Prayer and Revelations about God, Revelations about Self
Voices 96: The Rev. Anissa Glaser-Bacon, OH, Centering Prayer and Being the Non-Anxious Presence
Voices 97: Michael Begeman, TX, A Faithful Servant of God
Voices 98: Laurie Erickson, MN, Centering Prayer Transforms Ourselves and We Serve as Conduits for Transforming the World
Voices 99: Christin Reichman, AK, From Centering Prayer, More Time to Respond
Voices 100: John Earle, CA, Centering Prayer and Awareness of the Presence of God in all Creation
Voices 101: Harriet Lee Weening, NJ, Through Centering Prayer A Miracle of Inclusivity
Voices 102: Irene Martin, CO, Centering Prayer and the Eleventh Step
Voices 103: Fr. Tom Lynch, CT, Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina
Voices 104: Wiltrud Fassbinder, PA, Centering Prayer and Surrendering to the Presence of God Herenow
Amanda Olmstead, Maryland Opening New Doors of God and Self Awareness: A Young Person’s Experience
Armand Proulx, Connecticut, The Stillness Borne of Centering Prayer
Suzan Sweeney, Ohio, See God in Myself and Everybody: A Gift of Centering Prayer
Daisy Begeman, TX, The Transformative Effects of Centering Prayer
Fran Victor, AK, Centering Prayer and a Rhythm of Life
John Congdon, CO, Who We are in God and One in Each Other
Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler, NJ, Centering Prayer: A Simple Prayer with Profound Effects
Paul Bozymowski, MN, Changes Borne of the Faithful Practice of Centering Prayer

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