Come and experience the opening of mind and heart to God beyond thoughts, words, and emotions.

Centering Prayer Group

Centering Prayer is a simple method of prayer rooted in ancient Christian practice that opens us to God’s presence and action within.

It entered into contemporary Catholicism through the intense work in the 1970’s and 1980’s by Trappist monks Basil Pennington, Thomas Keating and William Meninger. It is a form of prayer that 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 casts new light and depth of meaning on all types of prayer. Keating describes it as “the opening of mind and heart to God beyond thoughts, words, and emotions.” It is a simple method to “launch” the Christian into a deeper knowledge and experience of his/her sonship of God and brotherhood/sisterhood with Christ. It is a secure path to building a relationship with Christ, providing a reminder of the “real person” we are, unencumbered by the crusting of the ‘false self’ that we build to conform to the material world. The Christian thus praying is daily visiting his roots, his reality, his source and his future.

Come join us every Tuesday from 6:30 pm- 7:30pm in the upper room of the Adult Education building.

For more information, please contact E.J. Farge