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Centering Prayer – Introductory Program
(Four Sundays. Can attend first and/or fourth Sunday independently)
with Catherine Regan and Joy Andrews Hayter
Sundays: Jan 27, 2019, 1:00 - 5:00 pm, Feb 10 and 24, & Mar 3 1:00 - 4:00 pm
$85 - Registration for all four sessions
$40 - First session only, nonrefundable
"Be still and know that I am God."
Are you feeling a desire to deepen your prayer or to learn about the Christian contemplative path?
Centering Prayer is a method of prayer which prepares us to more fully embrace the gift of God’s presence. This is traditionally called contemplative prayer. Contemplative prayer is the opening of mind and heart—our whole being—to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words and emotions. Centering Prayer facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer—verbal, mental, or affective prayer—into a receptive prayer of resting in God. It fosters intimacy with God and a new way of seeing and living in our world.
This introduction to Centering Prayer includes instruction, group practice, video teachings of Fr. Thomas Keating and other renowned teachers, and support in integrating this prayer into our busy lives.
Catherine Regan, Ph.D. is a spiritual director, clinical psychologist, and Centering Prayer coordinator at Mercy Center. She has a special interest in contemplative practices and the benefits of these practices in our individual and collective lives at this time in our world.
Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D. is a spiritual director dedicated to fostering Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices that help us become aware of God's ever-present love. As a scientist, she sees in the physical world an expression of that love.