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Centering Prayer

“Centering Prayer consists in learning to withdraw attention from our thoughts- those incessant creations of our busy minds- in order to rest in a gentle, open, attentiveness to divine reality itself.”

- Cynthia Bourgeault

Need a midweek refresher?  Start your day by praying with others—20 minutes of silent centering prayer, followed by 40 minutes of reading and discussion on prayer or spirituality.  The book we are currently reading is Grounded: Finding God in the Word: A Spiritual Revolution by Diana Butler Bass.  It is not necessary to read the book in advance.

“We find that belonging to a supportive community of fellow ‘Centering Pray-ers’ encourages us in our daily attempts to being faithful to prayer and/or meditation,” remarks   a participant.  Centering Prayer is a method of silent, contemplative prayer.

Every Thursday (except when schools are closed due to weather)

Come to the north entrance that is closest to the parking lot.


Pat Shutts is a retreat leader and spiritual director.  With training in Pastoral Studies, spiritual guidance, and bereavement ministry, Pat brings her gift of compassionate listening to companion seekers.  Pat is a lay covenant companion with the Wheaton Franciscans and a member of the Sophia Zen Sangha.  

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